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Six Month Smiles FAQs – Reston, VA

Answering Your Questions About a Straighter Smile

We offer Six Month Smiles to give our patients a way to achieve a beautifully straight smile in less time than any other orthodontic treatment. Many people wonder why this is possible, whether it hurts, and many other questions. That’s why we have included the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Six Month Smiles in Reston. Keep reading to get the information that you need about this amazing service.

Am I a Candidate for Six Month Smiles?

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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.

Does Six Month Smiles Hurt?

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Many people wonder if clear braces in Reston hurt, 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!

How Does Six Month Smiles Compare to Other Options?

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With all of the options available, what makes Six Month Smiles stand out? As the name may suggest, you can straighten your teeth with this treatment in six months. In addition to the benefit of speed, these orthodontic devices are made with aesthetically pleasing materials that seamlessly blend into your smile. This creates a beautiful and confident appearance while straightening your teeth.

Will I Need a Retainer After Treatment?

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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.