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Six Month Smiles: The Other Orthodontic Option

Invisalign® is probably the hottest orthodontic option on the market today. Many patients love the idea of realigning their teeth without having to use metal brackets and wires. Its clear plastic aligners are virtually invisible, so you don’t have to change your appearance in order to improve it. However, one thing you don’t always hear about Invisalign is how much it will change your life. It requires a significant commitment to changing to your routines if you want to see results. Not everyone wants to change their eating and sleeping habits to improve their smile. If you like the idea of a straighter smile, but aren’t sure Invisalign is right for you—you may want to learn about Grant Park Six Month Smiles®!

Have you heard about Six Month Smiles? Visit us at Smiles 4 Grant Park and Dr. Abbey Lee will explain the process and assess your candidacy for this treatment. Call 404-328-7177 to make an appointment!

Six Month Smiles is a popular treatment because, in most cases, it delivers on its promise of speedy smile improvement. Many patients can achieve better tooth alignment and a more aesthetic appearance in just six months of treatment. This system is similar to traditional bracket-and-wire braces because it uses the same process to move the teeth.  Brackets are attached to the teeth, and varying levels of gentle pressure are applied with the use of an arch wire. However, Six Month Smiles is designed to impact your appearance less than traditional braces. It accomplishes this by using clear, comfortable materials. Sometimes referred to as “white braces,” Six Month Smiles uses tooth-colored brackets, clear elastics, and nickel titanium wires to make your orthodontic treatment less noticeable than metal braces. It lets you avoid any obvious “metal mouth” or darkening of your smile.


Who is a Good Candidate for Six Month Smiles?

Unlike traditional braces, Six Month Smiles is best for mild cases of malocclusion and cosmetic transformations (i.e., you just want to make your smile look better). If you suffer from severe alignment problems or significant bite imbalances (cross bite, open bite, overbite, or under bite), Six Month Smiles will probably not be able to correct your tooth alignment issues in such a short time-span. If your teeth mostly fit together well already, but suffer from an overcrowded or crooked-looking appearance, you may be a good candidate for the treatment.

Your teeth and gums need to be in a good state of health to qualify for Grant Park Six Month Smiles. When you visit our office, Dr. Lee will conduct an oral health assessment to check for any untreated oral health problems. If you have untreated tooth decay or signs of gum disease, you may need to undergo restorative or periodontal treatments before you can be considered for Six Month Smiles.

Where Will You Be in Six Months?

If you are worried about the impact of changing your smile for the six months required of this treatment, take a minute to think about how quickly six months goes by! A lot can happen in six months, but it also goes by very quickly. What were you doing six months ago? Where will you be six months from now? Is six months really such a long time to wear tooth-colored braces?

Many patients who are anticipating momentous changes in their lives take advantage of this convenient option to improve the appearance of their smile. If you are looking forward to getting married, graduating from school, moving, or starting a new job a year in a year or so, Six Month Smiles can help you approach these life changes with greater self-confidence.

Contact our dental office to learn about fast smile correction with Grant Park Six Month Smiles. We would love to help you achieve the beautifully balanced smile you’ve always dreamed of. Contact us online or call us at 404-328-7177 to make an appointment!

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