You go through this cycle every few months: you see your smile in the mirror or in a picture, and you decide that now is finally the time to straighten them. You’ve wanted to do it for years, and you’re tired of being self-conscious about your crooked, crowded, and gapped teeth. So, like many, you go to the internet looking for what you should do. Mostly, you find traditional braces and Invisalign clear braces. Braces are a no-go because they seem uncomfortable, they stick out, and they can take years to actually straighten your teeth. Invisalign seems like it could be better, but wow, it’s very expensive! Like normal, you simply do nothing until the next time.
However, did you know that you now have a third option? With Six Month Smiles braces in Reston, VA, Dr. Wayne Myles can straighten your teeth much faster than braces for a price much more affordable than Invisalign. Sound too good to be true? It isn’t! Now, you can get the straighter smile you’ve always wanted in just a fraction of the time for a fraction of the cost.
What is Six Month Smiles?
Six Month Smiles is a revolutionary approach to orthodontics that distills the traditional braces treatment and improves upon it. Using ultra-clear brackets and wires, it straightens only the teeth that show when you smile. By concentrating on the “smile zone,” you’ll be able to achieve a dramatic aesthetic improvement in just a matter of 6 months or less, not years.
Because fewer teeth are being shifted compared to normal orthodontics, they’re able to move much faster without needing any extra force, keeping the treatment nice and comfortable. And, thanks to its subtle appearance, the only thing people will notice in the end is your beautiful results. Basically, with Six Month Smiles, you get the best of everything you want and nothing of what you don’t!
Do I Really Need to Straighten My Teeth?
Perhaps this all sounds great, but you’re still on the fence. Do you really need to straighten your teeth if it’s just for looks? While everyone agrees that a perfectly straight smile looks fantastic, did you know that properly aligned teeth also tend to be much healthier as well?
When the teeth are crowded and bunched up together, it can make them much more difficult to clean during brushing and flossing, and it can even cause some of them to grind together. This is why people with misaligned teeth tend to suffer from more tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. So, with Six Month Smiles, you can not only improve your appearance but your dental health as well!
How Can I Get Six Month Smiles?
All you need to do is schedule an appointment here at Smiles by Myles. During your consultation, you’ll get to tell Dr. Myles exactly what you would like to change about your smile, and he’ll be able to offer you multiple options. Should you both decide on Six Month Smiles, he can begin the treatment almost immediately, and in just a matter of months, you’ll start seeing your dream smile in the mirror and pictures.
Six Month Smiles FAQs
Am I a candidate for Six Month Smiles?
Because Six Month Smiles focuses on the visible portion of your smile alone, most bite issues like overbites or underbites cannot be corrected by this treatment. Good candidates are typically those with mild to moderate misalignment in their visible teeth and have a commitment to a good oral healthcare routine. The best way to know whether or not you’re a candidate is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Myles. He will conduct a thorough examination to determine if this orthodontic treatment is right for you.
Does treatment with Six Month Smiles hurt?
Many people wonder if clear braces are painful, but they are one of the more comfortable orthodontic options. In the first few days, you may feel temporary discomfort, but this will subside as you grow familiar with the treatment. Dr. Myles may make adjustments during the first week, but this will help your treatment and eventually lead to more comfort. It’s kind of like when you first start going to the gym—you’re sore at first, but then it becomes easy!
Will I need to wear a retainer after treatment?
Yes, just like other orthodontic treatments, Dr. Myles will provide you with a retainer to ensure the results of your Six Month Smiles. In fact, the faster your teeth shift, the faster they can move out of alignment, making the use of a retainer incredibly important after the treatment process is finished. There are various options for retainers and Dr. Myles will recommend the one that works best for your smile.
Do you still have questions about Six Month Smiles? Dr. Myles and his team want to make sure that you have the answers you need before beginning treatment. There are many different orthodontic options, so it’s important that you know all of the information about your options before choosing. Schedule a consultation to discuss your oral health concerns and cosmetic goals.
Want to learn more about Six Month Smiles? Want to start straightening your teeth today? If so, schedule an appointment or call our Reston dental office.