- February 21, 2017
When you think of orthodontics, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Teenagers and metal braces?
That’s what most people will think of, yet more and more adults are undergoing orthodontic care as well. One of the reasons is the development of short-term orthodontics. An example of this is Six Month Smiles, which we offer at Holly Dental Care.
Is it really possible to change your smile in just six months? For many people, yes, it is.
To find out for sure, you should schedule a consultation. One of our dentists in Holly, MI, will be happy to examine your smile and let you know if Six Month Smiles could work for you.
Evaluating Your Smile
To determine if Six Month Smiles will work for your teeth, our dental professionals will need to take a close look at your smile.
Let’s consider some of the problems you can fix with Six Month Smiles:
▸ Crooked teeth
▸ Crowded teeth
▸ Gaps between teeth
These are common concerns for many people. Whether Six Months Smiles is the right solution for you may depend on the severity of your alignment issues. Again, this is where the expertise of our dentists in Holly, MI, will work to your benefit.
We aren’t going to recommend Six Month Smiles unless we are confident that it will work for you, just as it has worked for many others already.
Before you make your appointment, it might be helpful to do a short mini-evaluation on your own.
Take a look in a mirror or take a selfie of your smile. Make sure your teeth are showing. Based on what you see, write down what you would like to change about the appearance of your smile. This can be helpful when you visit our office.
Now, to make your appointment, call Holly Dental Care at 877-321-1933.
See Your New Smile Sooner
It won’t surprise you to learn that it takes about six months for Six Month Smiles to move your teeth.
That’s also the reason they are considered short-term orthodontics. For traditional braces, treatment takes an average of two years or more.
It might surprise you to know something else. Six Month Smiles uses brackets and wires.
They aren’t special brackets. They aren’t magical wires. They are just used in a slightly different way than traditional braces. We’ll explain the specifics in a moment (keep that selfie handy).
For now, think of Six Month Smiles as part of our cosmetic dentistry. It may function differently than teeth whitening or some other services, but the purpose is the same: to give you a better-looking smile.
It also helps that Six Month Smiles uses clear brackets and wires. This doesn’t make them completely invisible, but they are more discreet than traditional metal braces.
We also know for many adults, completing short-term orthodontic care is more acceptable than living with braces on their teeth for years at a time. For less time, fewer trips to the dentist, and a lower investment, you can make significant improvements to your smile.
Just contact Holly Dental Care if you are interested in learning more about this new approach to orthodontics.
Changing Focus For Faster Results
Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. Six Month Smiles uses brackets and wires. It can change you smile in about half a year instead of two years or more.
So, how is this possible?
It’s all because of focus.
Look at your selfie or look at your reflection again. Instead of looking at what you want to change, look at what teeth you can see. Can you see your molars, the large teeth in the back of your mouth?
In most cases, you can’t, and even if you can, they aren’t particularly noticeable. The teeth in the front, they are the stars of your smile.
Those front teeth are the ones you will be moving with Six Month Smiles. Rather than trying to move all your teeth, this orthodontic treatment only moves the most visible teeth in your smile.
These also happen to be the smallest and lightest teeth in your mouth. As a result, they can be moved more easily — and more quickly.
Are You Ready To See What Six Month Smiles Can Do?
If the answer is yes, then it’s time for you to call Holly Dental Care at 877-321-1933 or to contact us online. Schedule a consultation to figure out if Six Month Smiles or another of our cosmetic services can give you the smile that you want to see in your next selfie.