Six Month Smiles are like braces except they use tooth-coloured brackets and high-tech wires that are smaller, sleeker and less bulky than traditional braces. These braces use a low-force process that means less discomfort than traditional braces. Fewer adjustments mean less expense and fewer appointments!
Today’s the day. About an hour and you’re on your way!
You should be well adjusted to your braces by now. Remember: It will be worth it!
You should already see a huge difference! Expect to see change every month. You’ll need 3-7 adjustments depending on your case.
You’re almost there!
Get excited! You’re about a month away from getting your braces-off and a brand new smile. : )
Congratulations! You’re done! You now have a beautiful new smile! Show it off to your friends and family! <3
Straight teeth in 6 MONTHS?
Our clear braces are safe, comfortable, and provide quick results. Using proven techniques and materials, the braces have been specifically designed for adults with crooked, spaced, or misaligned teeth.
What about dental insurance?
Your dental insurance may cover limited orthodontic treatment, such as Six Month Smiles. Details should be reviewed with your dentist.
Are retainers required?
Yes, as with all orthodontic treatment, a retainer is necessary to maintain the new, straight position of your teeth. There are a variety of retainer options you can choose from depending on your personal preference and situation.
What about aligners and metal braces?
Other options like aligners can be stressful to keep up with (especially without the guidance of a trained dentist), and can take more than 6 months. Traditional ortho (metal braces), is another route, but that usually takes about 2 years and can be more expensive and invasive.
Is it really only 6 MONTHS?
6 months is the average treatment time. Most patients finish around 6 months, but treatment times may range from 4-9 months.
Do braces hurt?
Not at all. What most patients describe is mild temporary discomfort for a few days after the clear braces are placed and maybe after some adjustments, but people don't complain of anything more than that. Think of it like going to the gym, you maybe be a bit sore at first but you will eventually feel better.
- Dr. Chris Bowman