african american woman shows off smile after six month smilesSix Month Smiles

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

To find out more about this kind of correction, contact Frisco Dental today. We can answer your questions, discuss your dental condition, and then determine if this correction is right for you.

What Is Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles (SMS) is a type of bracket and wire orthodontic correction 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 a variety of 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, making it ideal for you if you want the cosmetic dentistry benefits of braces but do not need more complex corrections to your bite.

Six Months Bite Procedure

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 determine 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 and hold it in place to ensure proper seating 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.

The Benefits of These Braces

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 These Braces?

This kind of correction’s 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
  • Taking care of your braces

When Six Month Smiles braces are in place, it is important 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. Fluoride mouth rinses also are recommended to maintain the underlying enamel and tooth structure.

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.

Find Out More About These Braces Today

If you are looking for an alternative to traditional braces, then contact Frisco Dental today. We offer Six Month Smiles in Frisco, TX. We can perform an exam on your teeth and then decide which treatment is best for you. Call us today at 469.388.0372 for a consultation.