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Your Dentist Serving Fuquay Varina Compares Six Month Smiles to Traditional Braces

December 9, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 5:31 am

woman smiling with six month bracesYour time is extremely important to you, and there’s no reason to be apologetic about that. After all, once you it passes, you can’t reclaim it. That’s why you want to use the fastest method possible to straighten your teeth. Your dentist in Fuquay Varina understands your desires and has a solution – the Six Month Smiles method. Learn about its many benefits and how it can work for you.

What is the Six Month Smiles Procedure?

This is a clear braces method of addressing crooked and misaligned teeth in a fraction of the time that it would take with traditional braces. This procedure works much faster because it only focuses on correcting the front six teeth.

Six Month Smiles works best for patients with moderate tooth issues and mild misalignments. Also, the minimum age requirement is 16 because all your permanent teeth must be in.

A common misconception is that the process will cause soreness because of the rapidity of your teeth’s movement. You can rest your fears in this area because only the front teeth are gently adjusted, preventing any uncomfortable pain.

Six Month Smiles Compared to Traditional Braces

There are a number of benefits of Six Month Smiles that set it apart from traditional braces:

  • Time – The process is typically completed in six months or less, compared to traditional braces, which take a minimum of two years to complete.
  • Results – You can expect to see noticeable results that hinge on the same basics as traditional orthodontics. Keep in mind though, that this process has more cosmetic benefits than functional.
  • Discretion – Six Month Smiles are clear braces that offer a discreet option for straightening your teeth, as opposed to traditional braces, which use bulky metal and wires.
  • Low Forces – The process is painless because only gentle force is applied. Since traditional braces work to adjust all your teeth, more force is necessary, which can cause some discomfort.


It’s important to remember that the Six Month Smiles procedure is considered short term orthodontics because it only addresses a small segment of your teeth. That means, then, that the procedure will address appearance but not function.

Although this Six Month Smiles route is not comprehensive, it is much more affordable than its counterpart and won’t occupy a ton of your time. So, it is a very viable option to consider when looking to improve your smile and regain your confidence in a short period. Contact your dentist to learn more about this process and how you can take advantage of it.

About the Author

Dr. Brenda Gong earned both her bachelor degree in dental hygiene and her doctor of dental surgery from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a practitioner of Gneuromuscular Dentistry (GNM), and holds professional memberships in the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, North Carolina Dental Society. She practices at Accent Family Dentistry and can be reached for information through her website.

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