Six Month Smiles®
Ypsilanti, MI


If you feel uncomfortable with your smile because of crooked or gapped teeth, but don’t want to spend two years in braces, you may want to consider Six Month Smiles. Six Month Smiles is a quick and easy alternative to traditional braces. This treatment utilizes a bracket and wire system that straightens the front upper and lower teeth while remaining discrete thanks to tooth-colored wires and clear brackets. As the name suggest, Six Month Smiles is on average a six-month treatment. Combine that with low-movement force, and you have increased comfort over traditional braces. This treatment is ideal for patients who do not need complex corrections and want a discrete method for cosmetic straightening. Six Month Smiles is an effective treatment for a variety of cosmetic issues. It can be used to help with overbites, reverse smile lines, overlapping teeth, asymmetrical smiles, diastemas and spacing, and many other issues.



Procedure


The first step is a consultation visit to ensure Six Month Smiles is right for you. We will take a mold of your teeth to calculate precisely where each bracket needs to be placed. They will send this mold to a laboratory, where a tray will be fabricated. This tray is a key difference that sets Six Months Smiles apart from traditional braces. During your second visit, we will use this tray to align the brackets onto the teeth. They use a bonding agent to cement each bracket onto the surface of your front teeth. Once in place, they will remove the tray and use a special curing light to help harden the bonding agent. Finally, the wires will be attached and adjusted to ensure your teeth begin to move in the right direction.

You will need to visit every four weeks or so for adjustments and check-ups. These appointments will be quick, typically lasting about 15 to 20 minutes. Once your corrective treatment is over, we will remove the wires and brackets, giving you that new smile you desire!

Six Month Smiles vs. Other Correction Treatment


The Six Month Smiles treatment can significantly reduce your treatment time. Traditional braces can take up to two years of treatment to complete corrections. On average, aligners treatments such as Invisalign, take about 12 months to complete. The slow movement treatment reduces discomfort over traditional braces. If you feel you may lack the discipline to keep an aligner in for upwards of 20 hours a day, you may want to consider using Six Month Smiles.

If you have complex orthodontic needs beyond the cosmetic, you may need to use traditional braces or other methods. You will need to take special precautions when eating certain foods and to maintain good oral hygiene. On average, Six Month Smiles costs 3,900 dollars, making it more cost effective than many traditional braces and many aligner treatments, such as Invisalign.

Don’t feel uncomfortable with your smile any longer! If you have been considering corrective treatment for cosmetic issues Six Month Smiles may be the perfect solution. Contact Van Alstine Family Dentistryat (734) 480-8818, and schedule your appointment today!

Schedule An Appointment


Do you have questions? We welcome your phone calls and invite you to join our dental family. We are here to assist you on, or to get started on your journey toward a healthy, confident smile at our dental practice in Ypsilanti, MI. For more information or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (734) 480-8818 or fill out our online appointment request form.
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Location: 1900 Packard Rd Ypsilanti, MI 48197-1866
Call: (734) 480-8818

DIRECTIONS


Here are a few helpful hints to ensure you arrive safely:
•  When using GPS to find us be sure to enter Ypsilanti, there is a 1900 Packard not too far from us in Ann Arbor as well.
•  Turn onto Kewanee Rd off of Packard Rd. Then turn left into the parking lot below our building. You can park anywhere.
•  The entrance to the building is on the south side (facing Packard Rd) on the same level as the parking lot.
•  Once you enter, walk to the top of the stairs and turn right. We are the first office you come to with the big glass door. Please come in and let the receptionist know you are here.
•  If you are unable to use the stairs, please call us and we will be happy to help you access the ramp into the building.
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