Are You Embarrassed by Your Smile?
Many patients come to our Charlotte dentist office wanting straight teeth and believe that they only have 3 choices:
- Do nothing and just live with their crooked teeth
- Go through 2-3 years of braces
- Have an expensive Smile Makeover done
The good news is that there is now another option: Six Month Braces! With practically invisible tooth-colored brackets and wires, and using only light forces, we can straighten your teeth faster than most people believe. Just look at what we can do in only 6 months! Caroline is a Charlotte NC model and realtor; she knew the value of an attractive smile. With Six-Month Braces, followed by 2 Porcelain Veneers made with our CEREC Same-Day Crown system, she now loves showing off her smile, whatever she is doing! Avana is a beautiful young lady making her way to New York for modeling or acting and needed a beautiful smile quickly.
How Does Six-Month Braces Work?
Six-Month Braces uses light forces, nearly invisible clear brackets, and space-age wires that naturally work to position the teeth right where they should be.
Are There People This Won’t Work For?
Of course, there are patients who really SHOULD have comprehensive orthodontic treatment, which we also offer with Invisalign. Patients who might not be good candidates for Six-Month Braces may include:
- If you have any symptoms of TMD, or jaw problems. Muscle pain, joint pain, frequent headaches—these are some symptoms of TMJ problems, and if you have them, it is important to have that thoroughly diagnosed before orthodontic care of any kind. Braces might help, or they might make it worse.
- If one jaw is significantly larger than the other.
- Patients who just don’t have attractive teeth. Sometimes even a straight smile doesn’t look good if the teeth are too small or too big, or if they are badly discolored. In this case, porcelain veneers may be a better option.
Six Month Braces Are Great for ALL Ages
One of the most common questions we get is, “Aren’t I too old for braces?” Our answer is – absolutely not. Scout’s Honor – my oldest patient to ever get Six Month Braces was 74 years old! And if she could do it, you can too. In fact, the average age of our Six Month Braces patients is in their late 30’s to early 40’s, and about 75% of them have had braces before, but very often they lost or stopped wearing their retainers, so some teeth shifted.
Is Six-Month Braces a New Thing? Is it Safe?
The concept of limited orthodontic treatment has been around for decades. However, in years past, it was much more difficult because of the wire materials available, which required more specialized training in how to bend them for specific purposes. Nowadays, we use more advanced wires that literally do much of the work by themselves, so more and more dentists (and orthodontists!) are offering this service to adults who just don’t want to, and who don’t need to, go through comprehensive orthodontic care. The clear brackets are also a far more attractive option for working adults who don’t want everyone to know they have braces. 🙂
Six Month Braces Really are Practically Invisible
Take a look at Giovanna; she has braces on both the top and bottom teeth with the wires in place. And no fuzzy pictures that you can’t even tell—I ENHANCED and SHARPENED her smile in Photoshop to make it even crisper and clearer, but it’s STILL hard to see those braces!
Six Month Braces Testimonial
And if you want to hear one of our patient testimonials first-hand, listen to William and his experience with us: