You deserve to have a smile that projects your confidence and inner spirit. Surprisingly, accomplishing this doesn’t have to take a lot of time or investment. Six Month Smiles is a clear-bracket orthodontic treatment system designed to correct mild tooth alignment concerns. These virtually invisible braces offer an effective, safe, and affordable treatment that can blend seamlessly into your lifestyle and give you the desired smile and appearance. Best of all, Six Month Smiles are intended to straighten your teeth in only about, yes, six months, giving you access to a better smile in less time.

Dr. Mojgan Mazhari—our experienced cosmetic dentist in Alexandria—has been helping people improve their smiles with Six Month Smiles for years. She understands how important a beautiful, confident smile can be. Six Month Smiles in Alexandria Arlington Northern Virginia

What’s the Difference Between Six Month Smiles and Regular Braces?

Six Month Smiles is a discreet and efficient system designed to help rapidly correct minor alignment issues. When compared to regular braces, some of the benefits include:

  • Aesthetics. Whereas traditional metal braces can be aesthetically disruptive, Six Month Smiles is designed to be less intrusive. The custom-fabricated brackets are made of clear or tooth-colored materials, and most patients find that they’re barely noticeable. 
  • Age of patients. Six Month Smiles is designed for patients whose jaws have finished growing and developing, which usually occurs around age 16. This, combined with its discreet appearance, makes it ideal for adult patients looking for minor cosmetic adjustments. 
  • Treatment timeline. One of the main advantages of Six Months Smiles is the accelerated treatment timeline. Most patients can achieve their desired outcome in around six months. By comparison, regular braces can take years to yield satisfactory results.
  • Scope of treatment. Six Month Smiles is optimally suited for those with minor alignment issues. In cases where patients are experiencing severe orthodontic concerns, Dr. Mazhari may recommend traditional braces for a more dramatic adjustment. She can also discuss options such as Invisalign, as that treatment can serve as an ideal alternative.

What Does the Six Month Smiles Treatment Process Entail?

The treatment process begins with a consultation with Dr. Mazhari. After assessing your orthodontic needs, she’ll determine whether Six Month Smiles can provide the desired results. 

If so, you’ll go through a series of X-rays and impressions of your teeth. These are used to fabricate your custom, clear brackets and wires; once created, they’re affixed to your teeth. You’ll have several appointments during your treatment so the wires can be tightened and adjusted as your teeth gently shift into the desired alignment, at which point the brackets and wires can be removed. 

To maintain your results, you’ll likely need to wear a retainer for a set period of time following treatment. Dr. Mazhari can provide more personalized and detailed instructions during your consultation. 

How Much Does Six Month Smiles Cost?

The precise cost of Six Month Smiles varies, but the average cost of the treatment at Alexandria Dental Health & Smile Studio ranges between $3,500 to $5,500. Due to its accelerated timeline and emphasis on less severe cosmetic adjustments, Six Month Smiles is generally regarded as one of the more affordable orthodontic solutions. 

Dr. Mazhari firmly believes that quality orthodontic treatments should be available to all patients who want them. That is why Alexandria Dental Health & Smile Studio offers several payment and financing options. To help make Six Month Smiles affordable on any budget, we have partnered with several third-party lenders who offer low- or no-interest loans with flexible repayment timelines. If you have any questions about financing, or want help filling out a loan application, our friendly and knowledgeable office staff will gladly assist you.