Six Month Smiles® is a new orthodontic technique that offers quicker results and a more comfortable, discreet treatment process when compared to traditional metal braces. This innovative way of straightening your teeth uses less pressure while moving them into a more desirable position, and the clear brackets are not as noticeable as other orthodontic treatments. Plus, Six Month Smiles® is designed to help you achieve optimal results in only about six months – significantly reducing the time necessary to effectively straighten your teeth. Dr. Michael Fulbright, our skilled cosmetic dentist, offers this advanced orthodontic treatment right here at our practice.
Please contact us today for more information on Six Month Smiles®, or to schedule a consultation.
What Are the Benefits of Six Month Smiles®?
There is no question that, for decades, traditional metal braces have been helping people resolve a number of orthodontic problems. However, the noticeability of metal braces can cause many people to feel self-conscious every time they open their mouths to smile – and the pressure exerted during the sometimes years-long treatment process can be very uncomfortable. Six Month Smiles® can change that. Some of the benefits of this state-of-the-art treatment include:
- Braces are clear and less visible on the teeth
- Wires are tooth-colored
- Less force is used to bring the teeth into a straighter alignment, offering greater comfort during the treatment process
- Can serve as an alternative to Invisalign® for patients who have more severe signs of crooked or crowded teeth
- Often less expensive than other orthodontic techniques
- Optimal results can typically be achieved in about six months
Six Month Smiles® Vs. Invisalign®
With Six Month Smiles® and Invisalign®, our practice offers two of the most advanced, convenient, and discreet orthodontic treatment options available. While both of these procedures can be very effective for straightening teeth and correcting bite irregularities, there are some distinctions that can make one more ideal than the other, depending on each patient’s needs and goals. Invisalign® involves the use of clear, plastic aligners to address mild to moderate levels of misalignment, crowding, or bite concerns. The aligners are removable and do not require brackets or wires to be placed on the teeth. By contrast, Six Month Smiles® utilizes fixed brackets and wires that can only be removed at the office. However, the braces are designed with discretion in mind, and they are less noticeable than metal brackets. Six Month Smiles® may also be a better option for patients who have orthodontic problems that are more severe in nature. Plus, Six Month Smiles® may be able to help some patients achieve optimal results in less time when compared to Invisalign® or other orthodontic techniques.
Ultimately, whether Six Month Smiles® or Invisalign® is the best option for your goals depends on your unique orthodontic needs and expectations. During your initial consultation with Dr. Fulbright, he can explain all aspects of each orthodontic option and help you determine which one is the most ideal treatment for you.
How Does Six Month Smiles® Work?
Six Month Smiles® is composed of some of the latest advances in orthodontics and dentistry, making it possible to achieve significant results in less than half the time it takes for traditional metal or ceramic braces. The biocompatible nickel titanium wires used in the Six Month Smiles® treatment process allow the braces to move the teeth at a faster rate of speed, without adding to the risk of root damage or other issues sometimes associated with orthodontic treatment.
Ultimately, the Six Month Smiles® technology uses less force to move the teeth in a quicker amount of time, working to discreetly improve the look of your teeth with exceptional results after about six months.
How Much Does Six Month Smiles® Cost?
The cost of Six Month Smiles® treatment at our practice typically starts at approximately $3,999. One of the many benefits of this procedure is that it has certain economical advantages over other orthodontic techniques, primarily because it is designed to successfully address common concerns in a more rapid amount of time. The total price of Six Month Smiles® is often different for each patient depending on factors such as the extent and complexity of the issues being treated, whether the braces are being placed on the upper row of teeth, the lower row of teeth, or both dental arches in combination, and other components.
Fulbright Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry accepts a wide range of convenient payment methods for all of our available treatments. Once your Six Month Smiles® treatment plan is developed, we will produce a total cost estimate and answer any questions you may have. If your dental insurance policy covers orthodontics, there may be coverage for Six Month Smiles® under your plan. We can help you determine if this is the case. Our practice also offers a full selection of dental financing options that can be useful for qualified applicants who would like to pay for their Six Month Smiles® treatment over time. We look forward to exploring all of your options with you and helping you find the most budget-friendly way to pay for this advanced treatment.
If you would like more information on Six Month Smiles® treatment, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Fulbright, please contact our practice today.