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 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
This treatment option utilizes nearly invisible clear braces to gently straighten and align teeth in an average time of just six months. Tooth-colored brackets and wires aren’t as noticeable. This gives us more control, resulting in 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 for treating many 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 seen while smiling.
It is faster since it straightens fewer teeth. In more complicated cases, people who need to correct their bite must choose another orthodontic treatment.
Benefits of Six Month Smiles
- The tooth-colored wires & clear brackets are nearly invisible.
- The 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 are 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. We make models of your teeth, and a dental lab uses them to calculate the precise tooth movement necessary to straighten your front teeth and fabricate clear brackets.
The brackets come in a custom-fabricated tray to ensure precise placement on the teeth. We apply bonding adhesive to your teeth and place the bracket tray on them. It will be held in place until the brackets are set then the tooth-colored wires will be 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 the best options, allowing you to make the best possible choice for your smile. We offer complimentary smile consultations for our friends and neighbors in Dallas, Plano, Frisco, and the surrounding Southlake County communities.