Burlington, ON, dentist explains the benefits and cost of Six-Month Smiles
A great smile begins with a healthy mouth and strong, well-aligned teeth. However, not everyone is blessed with naturally straight teeth. When permanent teeth begin to erupt, they can be mildly crooked, severely misaligned, or anywhere in between.
Often, people who are not happy with the look of their smile hide it behind closed lips, laugh behind their hands, or speak without looking up. Worrying about the appearance of your smile does not benefit your self-confidence. However, now you can fix your smile in less than a year and at a reasonable cost with Dr. Thelam Nguyen in Burlington, ON, and the Six-Month Smile program.
How does the Six-Month Smile program work?
Similar to traditional braces, Six-Month Smile braces use brackets and wires. However, instead of using metal, the bracket material is tooth-coloured, and the wires are clear. Unlike clear Invisalign trays, which can be removed and therefore present compliance challenges for patients who are uncomfortable wearing them, Six-Month Smiles cannot be removed.
Advantages of Six-Month Smiles
- Speed: Six-Month Smile braces work faster than traditional orthodontics because they place greater focus on your front teeth, which are most visible when you smile. This makes the Six-Month Smile treatment a great option for patients who have minor alignment issues and only need, or want, to focus on the most visible teeth. However, because of this focus, the anterior teeth remain unmoved. Therefore, patients who have severe misalignment or bite issues will need to consider other options.
- Discretion: While colourful rubber bands might be fun for kids with braces, adults usually want something more subtle. The tooth coloured brackets that come with Six-Month Smiles allow patients to keep their confidence during treatment.
Cost of Six-Month Smiles
Many patients assume that you have to pay more for speed. In fact, this treatment is typically less expensive than other treatment methods because it is focused on the front of your teeth.
If you have been considering braces but have been turned off by the appearance, or the length of treatment, call Tansley Woods Dentistry today at (289) 273-4289 to learn more about Six-Month Smiles. Dr. Nguyen will examine your mouth to determine if you are a candidate for the treatment and get you started on a path to straighter teeth and a better smile.