Grab a piece of paper and a pen or pencil.
First, make a list of five celebrities who you think have great smiles.
Next, make another list of five people who you know personally and who you think have great smiles. These can be family, friends, co-workers, or people you know from community organizations (like church or civic clubs).
Do you have your lists finished?
Now, think carefully. Try to envision those people’s smiles in your mind. What qualities to all their smiles have in common?
Are their teeth straight?
Are their teeth evenly spaced?
Do they look comfortable and at ease when they smile?
Now, how would you describe your smile? is there anything that you would like to change?
If so, then now might be a good time to contact our dentist at Alabama Family Dental in Mobile. Now might the time to learn about Six-Month Smiles.
Six Months From Now
Picture what you consider the perfect smile.
Imagine getting up in the morning and heading to the bathroom to brush your teeth. Imagine seeing that perfect smile looking back at your in the mirror.
Do you think that sounds impossible? It isn’t, especially if you are good candidate for Six-Month Smiles.
Here are examples of alignment issues that can be fixed with these short-term braces:
◆ Crowded teeth
◆ Crooked teeth
◆ Gaps between teeth
◆ Bite issues
Six-Month Smiles is not going to work for every patient or every problem, but it can address more problems than you may realize. The best way to find out is to sit with with our dentist, Dr. Whatley.
During your consultation, you can discuss your goals, and he can evaluate the condition of your teeth. This way you can find out Six-Month Smiles or another of our services can help you create the smile that you want to see in the mirror or in the “selfies” you post to social media.
How Six-Month Smiles Works
Six-Months Smiles works the same way as traditional braces, but with one key difference. Instead of trying to move all your teeth, Six-Month Smiles are focused on the teeth in the front of your mouth.
Why? Grab a mirror and smile. What do you see? More specifically, which teeth do you see?
Do you see your molars, which are the teeth in the far back of your mouth? More than likely you don’t, or you only see a small portion of those teeth.
If you primary goal is to improve the appearance of your smile, moving your molars is not going to make much of a difference. Besides, your molars are bigger and therefore heavier than the teeth in the front of your mouth.
It takes more effort and more time to move your molars.
You can think of Six-Month Smiles a good combination of cosmetic dentistry and orthodontic treatment. The brackets and wires are attached to your front teeth.
When the pressure from the braces is more efficient when it’s only being used on the lightest teeth in your mouth.
That’s why most patients who are good candidates for this system can transform their smiles in six months. Some patients need a little more time to complete the process. Other patients actually finish in less than six months.
No Metal Brackets
Even if you have been considering Six-Month Smiles, you may be concerned about hearing that they use brackets and wires.
The thought of wearing metal braces as an adult may make you hesitate to go through with the treatment.
If that is your worry, then you can let that worry go. Six-Month Smiles uses clear, ceramic brackets. They are not invisible, but they are far more discreet than metal braces.
One Last Thing
The last thing you need to know about Six-Month Smiles is that they are similar to traditional braces in one more way.
You should expect to wear a retainer for a short time at the end of your treatment. This isn’t because we are being mean. It’s because we want you to keep your new smile after you have put in the work to get it.
A concern with any orthodontic treatment is relapse. This occurs when your teeth drift back toward their original positions.
Wearing a retainer can help your mouth “accept” that your teeth’s new positions are their correct positions. This way you can keep your smile for decades to come.
Are You Ready To Start Working On Your New Smile?
Our team at Alabama Family Dental is here to support you, so you can feel confident about your smile.