Unveil Your Best Smile with Six Month Smiles®
Many adults are self-conscious about crooked or unevenly spaced teeth, but choose to put up with their cosmetic imperfections rather than wear conspicuous metal braces. Others worry that the expense of straightening the teeth is too much of a burden to undertake. Fortunately, advancements in orthodontics have made it possible for patients of all ages to get the smile they desire and deserve without depleting their savings or causing unwanted attention. With the Six Month Smiles® system, Dr. J. Brent Gorrell’s Mountain View and Palo Alto-area patients can improve their smile quickly, comfortably, and safely. If spaces between your teeth are holding you back from flashing a smile, contact Dr. Gorrell’s dental practice today to find out if Six Month Smiles® clear braces are right for you.
What is Six Month Smiles®?
Six Month Smiles® is a cosmetic dentistry system that uses time-tested orthodontic techniques to align the teeth for a more attractive overall smile. Unlike traditional metal braces and brackets, which can be distracting, Six Month Smiles® uses tooth-colored bonding trays and wires made from specialized nickel titanium material to gradually straighten and align the teeth. This treatment option is ideal for patients who do not require adjustments to their bite but would simply like to improve the appearance of the visible teeth. Six Month Smiles® is an enticing alternative to both traditional braces and Invisalign® because it is the fastest way to a healthy-looking smile. In addition, Six Month Smiles® is among the most affordable orthodontic treatments available.
Many individuals believe that the Six Month Smiles® system works so quickly by applying more pressure to the teeth, therefore making treatment uncomfortable; this is not the case. Instead, Six Month Smiles® produces quick results because the orthodontic system focuses mostly on altering the cosmetic appearance of the smile, rather than adjustments to the bite (which usually takes up the bulk of orthodontic treatment).
How Does Six Month Smiles® Work?
Patients who wish to improve the appearance of their smile can start treatment with Six Month Smiles® clear braces in two easy visits to Dr. Gorrell’s Mountain View dental practice. During the first appointment, Dr. Gorrell will perform a thorough evaluation to determine the patient’s candidacy for Six Month Smiles®. The ideal candidate is over the age of 15 and does not require any significant bite readjustment. Dr. Gorrell will then make an impression of the teeth and send it to the designated Six Month Smiles® lab where customized bonding trays will be created, typically in about two weeks. After the trays have been crafted, patients return to Dr. Gorrell’s office to have the clear braces placed quickly and comfortably. Monthly appointments are required so Dr. Gorrell can make any necessary adjustments, and ensure optimal oral health during the treatment process.
Many individuals believe that the Six Month Smiles® system works so quickly by applying more pressure to the teeth, therefore making treatment uncomfortable; this is not the case. Instead, Six Month Smiles® produces quick results because the orthodontic system focuses mostly on altering the cosmetic appearance of the smile, rather than adjustments to the bite (which usually takes up the bulk of orthodontic treatment). Total treatment time ranges from four to nine months, with most patients achieving their desired result in six months or less.
Benefits of Six Month Smiles®
While there are a number of treatment options when it comes to improving the aesthetics of the smile, Six Month Smiles® offers distinct benefits. Some of these include:
- Less expensive alternative to porcelain veneers or metal braces
- Faster results than any other orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign®
- Clear wires and brackets make treatment unnoticeable
- Light pressure makes treatment comfortable
- Few dental appointments needed
- Results are permanent with proper aftercare
- Improved appearance and increased self-confidence
Contact Our Practice Today
The advanced cosmetic and general dental treatments available at Dr. Gorrell’s dental practice can help patients achieve an attractive smile. If you suffer from imperfections such as gaps or misalignment, contact our dental practice to learn more about orthodontic treatments, including Six Month Smiles®. We proudly serve patients throughout Mountain View, Palo Alto, and Sunnyvale.
“I moved out of the area 20 years ago and happily drive 40 miles to still see Dr. Gorrell. Best dentist ever.” Kevin B.