Six Month Smiles

Francys Day, DDS -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Austin Smiles By Day

Francys Day, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist & General Dentist located in Austin, TX

Facing the next 18 months with a mouth full of metal is a tough pill to swallow when you’re an adult. Fortunately, there’s a faster, simpler solution for adults who want to straighten their smiles without going the route of traditional braces. At Austin Smiles by Day in Austin, Texas, Francys Day, DDS, can craft the smile of your dreams in just six months, thanks to her Six Month Smiles® service. Call or book an appointment online today for more information on Six Month Smiles braces.

Six Month Smiles Q & A

What is Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles is an orthodontic correctional treatment that straightens your front upper and lower teeth — the teeth people actually see when you smile — in just six months. Unlike traditional braces, which are bulky and full of metal, Six Month Smiles braces are clear and discreet. Best of all, it’s a short-term orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth in half the time of traditional braces, which must be worn for 18 months in most cases.

With tooth-colored titanium wires and clear brackets, Six Month Smiles braces are designed for those who want to straighten their teeth but don’t need to correct their bite. This treatment is best suited for patients with misalignment problems.

Why would I choose Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles is a safe, gentle treatment for straightening teeth that dentists recommend for conservative results. Because you only wear them for six months, Six Month Smiles are viewed as more comfortable and hygienic than traditional braces. They are most commonly used to remedy cosmetic dental concerns affecting the front teeth, such as:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Wide tooth gaps
  • Diastemas — spaces between the two front teeth
  • Overbites
  • Reverse smile lines
  • Canted midlines

The entire treatment takes an average of six months to see results, which is why Six Month Smiles is favored among adults who want to straighten their teeth without the hassle of traditional braces.

What is the Six Month Smiles process like?

After an examination, during which Dr. Day takes X-rays and impressions of your teeth, fabricated models must be made to determine exactly how much tooth movement is needed to create your perfect smile. These models help Dr. Day figure out precisely where to place your clear brackets and tooth-colored wires.

At your second appointment, Dr. Day fits you for your Six Month Smiles braces by fusing the clear brackets to your teeth with a bonding adhesive. The brackets, which come in a custom-made tray, are placed in the perfect position to gently move your teeth to produce the desired results.

Once the adhesive is hardened using a high-intensity light, Dr. Day attaches and adjusts the tooth-colored arches to achieve the right fit. After your Six Month Smiles braces are fitted to your teeth, you must return every four or five weeks to adjust and tighten the wires.

Dr. Day determines exactly how long you must wear your clear braces for, but most patients typically wear theirs for 6-9 months.

To learn more about Six Month Smiles, call Austin Smiles by Day or book an appointment online today.