Six Month Smiles®
Six Month Smiles® is a clear-bracket orthodontic treatment system that is 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 smile and appearance you desire. Best of all, Six Month Smiles® is designed to straighten your teeth in only about 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, and Six Month Smiles® can be an effective and efficient solution to minor misalignment for adult patients who don’t want to deal with the aesthetic and functional disruptions of regular braces. To learn more about Six Month Smiles®, we invite you to read through the informative sections below, or contact our practice directly.
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 discreet. The custom-fabricated brackets are made out of clear and/or tooth-colored materials, and most patients find that they are barely noticeable.
- Treatment timeline: One of the main advantages of Six Months Smiles® is the accelerated treatment timeline. Most patients are able to 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® if that treatment can serve as an ideal alternative.
- 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 more ideal for adult patients looking for minor cosmetic adjustments.
What Does the Six Month Smiles® Treatment Process Entail?
The Six Month Smile® treatment process will begin with a consultation with Dr. Mazhari. After assessing your orthodontic needs, she will determine whether Six Month Smiles® can provide you with the results you desire.
Once Dr. Mazhari has ascertained that Six Month Smiles® is the right treatment for you, she will take a series of X-rays and impressions of your teeth. These will then be used to fabricate your custom, clear brackets and wires. Once the parts have been created, they will be affixed to your teeth. You will come in to see Dr. Mazhari several times over the course of your treatment so that the wires can be tightened and adjusted. Over the course of the treatment, your teeth should gently shift into the desired alignment, at which point the brackets and wires can be removed. In order to maintain your results, you will 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® will vary, 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 a number of 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 if you would like help filling out a loan application, our friendly and knowledgeable office staff will be happy to help you.
If you are interested in learning more about how Six Month Smiles® can transform your smile, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mazhari, please contact our office today.