Are you embarrassed or self-conscious about your smile? Millions of adults are, but they do not want to spend two to three years wearing wired braces, and they may not desire porcelain veneers. They cover their mouths while smiling, talking or laughing.
Some patients are concerned with both the expense and invasiveness of corrective procedures, they feel trapped and helpless to change the appearance of their teeth. Now they have a safe, affordable and effective option.
Dr. Mark Sowell offers the short term orthodontic treatment, Six Month Smiles® for people looking for a way to straighten their teeth quicker.
The orthodontic community largely agrees that braces are the best method for straightening teeth and producing a beautiful smile. Braces have been utilized most widely of all the straightening methods. Six Month Smiles takes the best attributes of braces and modifies the materials and the treatment to give customers a solution to fit their lifestyles.
Six Month Smiles® in Plano, TX
Six Month Smiles utilizes nearly invisible clear braces to gently straighten and align teeth in an average time of just six months. The brackets and wires are tooth-colored and thus not noticeable. This gives us more control, resulting is superior results compared to clear aligners and other removable retainer-type systems. The treatment time is also shorter, usually taking about four to nine months.
This orthodontic treatment is suitable to treat lots of cosmetic issues with the front teeth including open bites, overbites, crowded and overlapping teeth, gaps in teeth, and rotating teeth. This accelerated orthodontic treatment works faster because it only focuses on cosmetic issues and straightening teeth that are seen while smiling.
It is actually faster since it is straightening fewer teeth. More complicated cases and people who need to correct their bite will need to choose another orthodontic treatment.
Benefits of Six Month Smiles
- The tooth-colored wires & clear brackets are nearly invisible.
- Average treatment time is six months.
- Braces provide the most predictable & conservative results.
- Safety & hygiene are increased by short treatment time & low forces.
- Six Month Smiles Patient Tray Kits™ make appointments comfortable & fast.
- Six Month Smiles typically is less costly than aligner therapy, traditional braces or veneers.
The process to have Six Month Smiles brackets is simple. If Dr. Sowell determines you are a candidate, he will take impressions of your mouth and teeth. Models will be made of your teeth and used by a dental lab to calculate the precise tooth movement necessary to straighten your front teeth and to fabricate your clear brackets.
The brackets come in a custom fabricated tray to ensure precise placement on the teeth. Bonding adhesive is applied to your teeth and the tray with the brackets is placed on your teeth. It will be held in place until the brackets are set then the tooth colored wires will added and adjusted for proper teeth movement. You will need to visit our office every four to five weeks for an adjustment.
Dr. Mark Sowell and his Plano team of dental professionals can work with you to create your perfect smile. Dr. Sowell’s mission is to give you all of the best options, thereby allowing you to make the best possible choice for your smile. Dr. Sowell and his team offer complimentary smile consultations for our friends and neighbors in Dallas, Plano, Frisco and the surrounding Southlake County communities.