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7 Six Month Smiles Facts You Have to Know

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Are you looking to straighten your smile, but don’t want to spend a year or more in braces? Have you heard about Six Month Smiles? That’s right, orthodontic treatment that you can get completed in six months. Just half a year and you can have a straighter, more attractive smile.

Intrigued? Read these key facts to find out if Six Month Smiles might be right for you.

General Dentists Can Straighten Teeth, Too

You might think you have to go to an orthodontist to get your teeth straightened, but that’s not true. Although orthodontists are specialists in teeth straightening, their expertise isn’t always needed to get good results from tooth straightening.

For most cases that are treated with Six Month Smiles, Invisalign, and even neuromuscular orthodontics, an orthodontist isn’t necessary. Before we start treatment,  we’ll perform a comprehensive exam and decide whether you might benefit from working with an orthodontist instead. We regularly refer people to orthodontists when it’s best.

It’s Reasonable to Straighten Teeth in Six Months

You might think that you can’t possibly get your teeth straightened in six months. After all, why does most teeth straightening take a year or more? Simple: Six Month Smiles just focuses on your front teeth, the ones that get seen when you smile, the ones that make you unhappy with your appearance.

Fortunately, these are also the teeth that are easiest to move because they are smaller. That allows Six Month Smiles to get your treatment completed in six months.

Faster Treatment Doesn’t Cause Root Resorption

Some of the same people who might try to tell you that you can’t get your teeth straight in six months might say that it comes with a serious complication: root resorption. Root resorption is when your body dissolves the roots of your teeth, leading to tooth loss.

Technically, this is a risk of any orthodontic procedure. But it’s very uncommon, and the risk increases as your orthodontic procedure gets longer, not shorter.

Braces Are Clear

We understand: nobody like the thought of having braces on their teeth. But what if those braces were very hard to see? Six Month Smiles uses clear plastic brackets and a tooth-colored wire. That way, your braces won’t stand out. Many people likely won’t notice them, and if they do, your braces still are very subtle and attractive.

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Appointments Are Fast, Too

Six Month Smiles puts its speed in its name, but it’s actually a doubly fast procedure. Your dental appointments will be shorter than those for traditional braces. That’s because the procedure is all laid out for you, and we can quickly perform adjustments as necessary.

It’s More Comfortable

The discomfort associated with orthodontic treatment is related to the amount of force being put on your teeth. With Six Month Smiles, there’s less force, so there’s less discomfort. It’s as simple as that.

It Can Be Less Expensive

What if we told you that you got all the benefits listed here and also saved money. You’d probably think that was a mistake. You’d expect to pay more for the speed, convenience, and comfort, but you’d be wrong.

That’s because much of the cost of orthodontic treatment is related to the timing. More appointments and longer appointments, taking up more and more of the dentist’s time. Cutting out all that excess time saves dentists money, so they pass that savings on to you.

Are You Ready for Straight Teeth Faster?

The faster you get started with Six Month Smiles, the faster you can get your treatment finished and you can enjoy your straight, new beautiful smile.

To learn whether you are a candidate for Six Month Smiles in Columbus, please call (614) 848-5001 today for an appointment with cosmetic dentist Dr. Mike Firouzian at the Center for Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.