Not too long ago, braces were almost exclusively a teenagers’ game. And, while not all kids love having teeth covered in shiny metal brackets and wires, it can be chalked up to a rite of passage. Something to get out of the way in high school for a straight, confident smile that will (hopefully) last a lifetime.
These days, orthodontics are increasingly popular among adults. Maybe you’ve always had crooked teeth, but for whatever reason were not able to have them corrected when you were young. Or perhaps you’ve found that your teeth, which were straight before, have shifted with age. Tongue thrust, injury, and natural growth can all lead to teeth becoming crooked or overcrowded in adulthood.
But when you are 30, having braces is a completely different experience than when you are a teenager surrounded by peers in the same boat. As an adult, having a mouth full of metal is simply embarrassing — and something you may not be willing to put yourself through, even though you know the end result will be a flawless smile.
Are you an adult with crooked, badly spaced, or crowded teeth itching to fix them? If you live in or around Bordentown, NJ, call Premier Dental at (609) 949-5115 to learn about Six Month Smiles. This fast and cost-effective orthodontic treatment not only straightens your teeth, but it does so invisibly. It’s the perfect product for adults looking for a discreet way to get a showstopping smile.
What’s So Great about Six Month Smiles?
Like traditional metal braces, Six Month Smiles utilizes brackets and wires. But the brackets are clear and the wires the same color as your teeth, so the braces are virtually invisible when worn. The system shifts your teeth with a lower amount of force than traditional braces, so the experience is much more comfortable for the patient. Despite being gentler than traditional braces, Six Months Smiles works much more quickly — about six months on average.
How is it possible to work more quickly using less force? The Six Month Smiles system is cosmetic, focusing on creating a gorgeous, straight smile over altering bite position.
Six Month Smiles tends to be less expensive than traditional braces or systems that use clear aligners. Call (609) 949-5115 if you have questions about cost or payment options at Premier Dental.
Will Six Month Smiles Work for Me?
The only way to know for sure whether you are a good candidate for Six Month Smiles is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gopal for an examination. But in general, Six Month Smiles is considered to be a cosmetic orthodontic procedure. It’s for people with mild to moderate orthodontic problems who want a straighter, more beautiful smile. If you have severe bite or crowding problems, you may require traditional braces or a different orthodontic system.
Six Month Smiles is designed for people who have all of their adult teeth. So it’s best for grown-ups and possibly older teenagers.
The Six Month Smiles Process
After scheduling your consultation, you’ll come to our comfortable office in Bordentown. We’ll discuss Six Month Smiles, perform a complete examination of your mouth including digital X-rays, and get your treatment rolling.
Once your braces are on your teeth, you will have to avoid certain foods (much like you would with traditional braces). Hard, crunchy, or chewy foods can damage the wires and brackets. Sugary foods can get trapped and lead to tooth decay. Cleaning your teeth requires a bit of extra care to get underneath and between the braces. It’s also not a bad idea to start using mouthwash (if you don’t already) for an extra layer of protection.
After we remove the Six Month Smiles braces, you will need to wear a retainer to maintain your gorgeous results. We can make a removable or non-removable (bonded) retainer depending on your preference.