Your smile is an expression of who you are. If you are not happy with how your smile looks, consider Six Month Smiles to get the beautiful, straight smile you’ll be proud to show. Frisco Dental Associates takes a modern approach to traditional orthodontic treatment by combining the technology of braces with a cosmetic design for Six Month Smiles.

To find out more about this kind of orthodontic treatment option, contact Frisco Dental Associates today. We can answer your questions, discuss your dental condition, and determine if this correction is right for your needs. Call our team today at 972.335.2201 to learn more about our orthodontic treatment option.

What is Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles (SMS) is a bracket and wire orthodontic correction method for straightening the front upper and lower teeth in approximately six months. Treatment times can vary depending on your misalignment problems.

Using clear brackets and tooth-colored nickel-titanium wires, these kinds of braces can treat various problems that affect the cosmetic appearance of your teeth. The combination of low-movement forces and short overall treatment time increases patient comfort, safety, and oral hygiene. This treatment makes it ideal for you if you want the cosmetic dentistry benefits of braces but do not need more complex corrections to your bite.

What Does This Procedure Do?

During your consultation, we will perform a comprehensive examination of your teeth, gums, and oral health to determine if you are a candidate for these braces. If we decide that you are a candidate, we will fit you with the clear brackets and tooth-colored archwires. We will fuse the brackets to your teeth by applying bonding adhesive to the enamel surface of your front teeth as well as to the brackets.

After applying the adhesive bonding agent to your teeth and the brackets, we will insert a custom tray onto your teeth. They can then hold it in place to ensure proper placing of the brackets. Once set, we can remove the tray. We then harden the adhesive using a high-intensity light to ensure that the brackets are secure. We then will attach the tooth-colored archwires and adjust them to ensure proper tooth movement.

Benefits of This Orthodontic Option

There are several benefits to using these kinds of braces:

  • You can achieve the results you are looking for within six months
  • The brackets are clear, so they blend in with your teeth
  • The treatment is affordable and stays within your budget

Are You a Candidate for Six Month Smiles?

This kind of short-term treatment is suitable for a variety of dental issues. It is appropriate for the problems that cause common cosmetic dental problems in the front teeth, including:

  • Diastemas and spacing
  • Overbites and open bites
  • Crowding and overlapping teeth
  • Canted midlines and asymmetry
  • Reverse smile lines

When Six Month Smiles braces are in place, it is essential to maintain proper oral hygiene and avoid certain foods. Inadequate brushing may lead to enamel damage, so it is crucial to brush at least three times a day.

We suggest carrying a toothbrush with you so that you may brush your teeth after lunch while at work or school. Fluoride mouth rinses also are recommended to maintain the underlying enamel and tooth structure. Furthermore, we suggest that you avoid sticky foods since they can become stuck under the braces and possibly cause detachment. Solid foods and candy also should be avoided as they may break the bond between the brackets and enamel or possibly the braces themselves.

Learn More at Frisco Dental

If you are looking for an alternative to traditional braces, then contact Frisco Dental Associates today. We offer Six Month Smiles for the Frisco, TX area, and can perform an exam on your teeth and then decide which treatment is best for you. Call us today at 972.335.2201 for a consultation.