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Six Month Smiles: Are They the Right Orthodontic Option for Me?

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For decades, braces have been the mainstay of modern orthodontics because they work to straighten teeth. But many adults and teens cringe at the thought of a mouth full of metal wires and brackets for a period of many months—and even years. The good news is that there are modern alternatives to traditional braces, and that includes Six Month Smiles.

If your teeth need straightening, you might be wondering if you are a good candidate for this orthodontic option. Here is what your Del City, OK dentist, Dr. Brent Amaya, has to say about Six Month Smiles.

What Is Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles differs from traditional braces because it uses clear brackets and tooth-colored wires, so braces don’t stand out. Most teens and adults appreciate that this makes the braces much more esthetically pleasing. Because Six Month Smiles corrects the placement of only the teeth that show with a smile, treatment tends to be shorter than with traditional braces.

What Kinds of Orthodontic Issues Can Six Month Smiles Correct?

Six Month Smiles can correct many of the same dental issues as traditional braces, including:

  • Teeth that are crowded or gapped
  • Overbites and underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Teeth that are individually cowed

Am I a Good Candidate for Six Month Smiles?

People whose dental issues are mild to moderate usually make the best candidates for Six Month Smiles. This is because of the way Six Month Smiles braces are applied together in trays rather than individually as are traditional braces.

Patients who are seeking to straighten their teeth for cosmetic reasons rather than for underlying bite issues also tend to make better candidates for this treatment.

Schedule a Consultation to Learn More

Find out more about Six Month Smiles from Del City, OK dentist Dr. Brent Amaya. After a consultation, he will be able to talk to you about how this modern orthodontics treatment might be able to help straighten your smile. Call us today!