Are you unhappy with crooked teeth, but don’t like the thought of spending a year or more in braces? Good news: you can get your teeth straightened in about half the time. Six Month Smiles is an advanced new approach to orthodontics that can cosmetically straighten your teeth is six months. You’ll also enjoy short appointments, less discomfort than traditional braces, and it’s often less expensive than other orthodontic treatments.

Would you like to learn whether you’re a candidate for Six Month Smiles in Anchorage? Please call (907) 274-7691 today for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Denali Dental Care.


Benefits of Six Month Smiles

There are many things that people like about Six Month Smiles. They are happy with it because it:

  • Is faster than traditional braces
  • Has short tightening appointments
  • Causes less discomfort than traditional braces
  • Costs less than many other orthodontic treatments
  • Gives predictable results
  • Clear braces have subtle appearance

Although there are many options for straightening your teeth, these benefits make Six Month Smiles an outstanding choice.

How Six Months Smiles Works

As will all orthodontic treatment, Six Month Smiles works by applying controlled force to your teeth. This force stimulates the body to reshape the bone around the teeth. And, like traditional braces, Six Month Smiles applies this force through brackets bonded to the teeth and wires. This gives Six Month Smiles the benefit of the centuries of work with braces so the results are highly predictable. So how does the procedure cut treatment time in half?

Simple: Six Month Smiles is an example of working smarter, not harder. The hardest and slowest teeth to move in the mouth are the molars, the large square teeth at the back of the mouth. But most people don’t need those teeth moved, since they’re only concerned about the appearance of their smile. So Six Month Smiles focuses on the teeth that people really want moved: the front teeth that make a smile look crooked. These teeth are smaller and easier to move. And moving them causes less discomfort.

Six Month Smiles also benefits from advanced computer modeling of tooth movements, which can plan a more efficient orthodontic procedure. And new streamlined approaches to your tightening appointments mean that you’ll spend less time in the dental chair.

Since Six Month Smiles takes less of a dentist’s  time (as well as less of yours), it’s often less expensive than other orthodontic treatments.

Will I Have a Metal Mouth with Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles uses wires and brackets like traditional braces, but these are not traditional braces. They use tooth-colored wires and clear brackets. This makes a very subtle appearance on your teeth. Most people won’t see your clear braces, unless you mention it to them.

With Six Month Smiles, you will experience some aspects of wearing braces. You will have some diet restrictions to avoid damaging the clear braces or getting too much food stuck in the wire. You will have to clean your teeth more rigorously to avoid cavities or gum disease. But since the treatment time is shorter, these risks are less.

If you’re looking to straighten your teeth without brackets or wires, we offer Invisalign, which uses clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth.

Find the Best Orthodontic Treatment for You

If you are unhappy with crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth, we can help. We offer several orthodontic options and can talk to you about the pros and cons of each so that you can decide which is the best treatment for you.

To schedule an orthodontic consultation in Anchorage, please call (907) 274-7691 today for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Denali Dental Care.