Traditional braces can be uncomfortable and even embarrassing at times. In some cases, you may even have to endure their appearance for a number of years before your specific oral problems are resolved. At our practice, our experienced cosmetic dentist Dr. Edward Shukovsky offers a quicker, more aesthetically-pleasing alternative to traditional braces: it’s known as Six Month Smiles®.
Six Month Smiles® is an advanced dentistry technique designed to reposition crowded teeth or close spaces and gaps more rapidly, efficiently and economically. With this state-of-the-art technique, Dr. Shukovsky will utilize clear braces technology to gently and effectively help you achieve the smile you desire in about six short months.
Benefits of Six Month Smiles®
Compared to traditional braces and other teeth-straightening technologies, Six Month Smiles® offers a number of advantages for effectively aligning your teeth and achieving your overall oral goals. Some common benefits include:
- Aesthetics – The braces are clear and all wires are colored to match your teeth.
- Comfort – Your teeth will be shifted with less force and pressure than traditional braces.
- Results – Your desired results can be achieved in roughly six months.
- Expense – The technique is generally less expensive than other alternatives.
Plus, for patients who have more severe orthodontic issues that cannot be improved with treatments such as Invisalign®, Six Month Smiles can often be a beneficial alternative.
How Six Month Smiles® Works
Six Month Smiles® consists of clear braces and tooth-colored wiring made out of nickel titanium. Dr. Shukovsky will attach the specially designed materials to your teeth, and gentle pressure will effectively shift your teeth into proper positioning over the course of about six months. Less force and effort can actually speed up the entire process and enhance your level of comfort throughout treatment. Additionally, the advanced technique does not increase the risk of damage to your roots and gum tissues, which can sometimes occur after extensive orthodontic treatments.
Once your treatment is complete, Dr. Shukovsky will remove your Six Month Smiles® braces to reveal your new and improved smile. A custom retainer will also be designed for you in order to ensure optimal results and prevent your teeth from shifting. Dr. Shukovsky will determine how often your retainer should be worn based on your individual needs.
Contact Dr. Shukovsky to Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about Six Month Smiles®, or for any questions and concerns you have regarding cosmetic dentistry, please contact our practice to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shukovsky today. Our staff will be happy to assist you however we can.
**While Dr. Edward Shukovsky is a highly-trained dentist with many areas of expertise, as well as Six Month Smiles certified , he is not an orthodontist.**