Why should Houston, TX area patients choose Six Month Smiles for the treatment of misaligned smiles?
At Vivid Dental Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we understand how important it is to have a beautiful smile you are proud to share with others. When imperfections of the smile exist, specifically misalignment, patients may feel self-conscious about socializing. They may avoid smiling when they are having their photo taken, or cover their mouth with their hand when laughing. If you are in the area of Houston, TX and are faced with misalignment of the smile, we encourage you to consider the benefit of undergoing orthodontic treatment with an alternative known as Six Month Smiles.
What is Six Month Smiles?
Six Month Smiles is a less invasive treatment than traditional orthodontics with a discreet twist. While this method of realignment uses brackets and wires in the same way as conventional braces, they are tooth-colored, making them far less noticeable than the metal used in past techniques. Six Month Smiles also utilizes self-ligating wires that gently, yet quickly, reposition the teeth into better alignment. This method is often chosen by teenagers and adults seeking a treatment that doesn’t make them feel embarrassed while undergoing their transformation.
Why choose Six Month Smiles as treatment for misalignment?
There are many reasons why patients may choose Six Month Smiles for improving their tooth alignment.
This treatment is:
- Comparable in cost with traditional braces
- Faster than conventional means of treating misalignment
- Less noticeable than metal brackets and wires
- Available with the dentist you already know and trust with your oral health and wellness
Who is a candidate for Six Month Smiles?
Patients with mild to moderate misalignment of the social six (the six teeth near the front of the mouth) will want to consider solutions such as Six Month Smiles. However, patients with more severe misalignment, or those with bite issues, may still want to consider the benefits of conventional braces, which can provide the expected results. To determine candidacy, we urge patients to call our practice in Houston, TX for a consultation appointment and initial evaluation. We can assess your smile and find out if you can benefit from this or other cosmetic treatments available in our office.
What is the process for Six Month Smiles?
The first step is determining if Six Month Smiles is right for you during an evaluation and consultation visit with Dr. Monti Harpalani at Vivid Dental Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. Once you have decided to move forward with this service, you make an appointment to get started. Our dentist will place brackets on the teeth, and run a special wire through the brackets to connect them. Patients are educated on how to care for their braces, as well as their teeth. This includes using a special threader to floss the teeth around the braces, and paying close attention to brushing close to the brackets after every meal to remove any food particles that could get stuck and put your oral health at risk of periodontal disease or tooth decay. Patients also need to arrange several follow-up appointments during which Dr. Monti Harpalani will assess the movement of the teeth and make adjustments as necessary to achieve the results patients desire. In approximately six months, patients will have transformed their smile! The brackets and wires are removed, and patients can enjoy their new look! Often, in order to maintain the results, our practice will recommend the use of a retainer to wear at night to keep the teeth in their new positions.
Schedule a visit with Dr. Monti Harpalani today!
At Vivid Dental Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we welcome patients in and around the area of Houston, TX. If you are interested in learning more about orthodontic alternatives such as Six Month Smiles, we encourage you to book an appointment with our staff today! Call us at (281) 809 4902 for an appointment at our practice, located in Suite #200 at 11560 FM 1960 West in Houston, TX. Patients who are ready to discuss the possibilities in realigning their smiles should take the time to work with our team to determine if Six Month Smiles is right for them!