Scottsdale Six Month Braces
Your smile is an important part of who you are, and when you know your smile looks its best, you can’t help but feel more attractive and more confident. If your teeth are crooked or out of alignment, orthodontic treatment with braces of aligners can help you get that beautiful smile. But what if you don’t want to commit to two or more years — the average time for most orthodontic treatments? That’s when Scottsdale six month braces from Dunn Orthodontics can help. Also called 6 month braces, this innovative treatment can be a great option for people with minor spacing or alignment issues. And it could be a good choice to help you get the smile you want. Here’s how it works.
What are Scottsdale Six Month Smile braces?
Six Month Smile is a special orthodontic system that uses an innovative approach to straightening teeth. Unlike traditional braces that can be used to move all your teeth, the Six Month Smile system focuses on the teeth that are visible when you smile. Concentrating on those visible teeth means you can enjoy a beautiful smile in much less time than you can with either traditional braces or regular aligners.
Even though Six Month Smile braces address the front visible teeth, they still use the same basic “mechanics” as regular braces and aligners, gently moving the teeth and teeth roots into optimal alignment over time. The reason it takes so much less time is because fewer teeth are involved, and that means the overall treatment can be less complicated, too.
Six Month Smile patients at our Scottsdale, Arizona, practice have two options for getting the smile of their dreams: six month clear braces and six month clear aligners. Your choice will depend on the issues you need to have treated.
Scottsdale six month smile braces work in the same way as traditional braces, with a system of brackets and wires to move your teeth. But there’s a difference: Six month smile braces use clear brackets and tooth-colored wires, so they’re really discreet and barely noticeable. Plus, you’ll only wear them for about six months — a tiny fraction of the time you’d need to wear traditional braces to get straight teeth and a healthy-looking smile.
Are Six Month Smile braces the same as traditional braces?
No; traditional braces and Invisalign aligners treat all your teeth, including your molars way back in your mouth. They’re good choices for complex alignment or spacing problems, and they’re also important for addressing bite-related problems that affect the teeth farther back in your mouth. Six Month braces are focused more on cosmetic outcomes.
Do Six Month Braces need adjustments?
Yes, you'll still need to come in for regular adjustments during your treatment, just as you would with traditional braces. That's because the underlying mechanics of both types of braces is the same: You need to apply continual pressure to the teeth and the teeth roots to move your teeth and straighten them over time. During adjustments, the wires are tightened to ensure the pressure is maintained. However, when it comes to adjustments, there is one difference between Scottsdale six month braces and traditional braces: Since six month braces are attached to the front teeth only, your back teeth won't be affected by your adjustments. That means you can expect a lot less discomfort after your visits, while still getting great results in about six months.
How can I tell if Scottsdale 6 month braces are a good option for me?
Six month braces can be a good choice for most patients who are more interested in improving the way their smile looks, but who don’t want to spend the time (or added cost) of traditional treatment. Still, because orthodontic problems can be complicated, there’s really no way to tell on your own if they’re the right choice for you. The only way to know your options for sure is to schedule an office visit so we can evaluate your teeth, your jaws and your bite pattern, discuss any other concerns you might have (like chronic jaw pain or jaw clicking, for instance), and review your primary treatment goals. Once that evaluation visit is complete, we can determine if Scottsdale 6 month smile braces are the right option or if you might benefit from another type of treatment instead.
Are Six Month Smiles braces covered by insurance?
Scottsdale six Month Smile braces are primarily considered a cosmetic treatment, so most dental plans won’t cover the cost of treatment. Even if your dental plan offers partial coverage for orthodontics, it may not provide coverage for Six Month Smile braces. Our office offers payment plan options that can help you afford the cost of Six Month Smile treatment — or any other type of orthodontic treatment you might need. We can provide you with complete information about all our financing and payment plan options when you come in for your first evaluation visit, once we determine which treatment options is the best one for helping you achieve your goals.
Top provider of 6 month braces in Scottsdale, AZ
At Dunn Orthodontics, we want every patient to have the smile of their dreams. That’s why we offer Six Month Smile braces, as well as an array of other treatment options aimed at helping each patient achieve their unique goals. If you’d like to have a more beautiful smile, but the thought of wearing braces or aligners for two or three years is holding you back, Six Month Smile braces could be just the solution you’re looking for. To learn more about Six Month Smile braces and other orthodontic treatment options we offer at our Scottsdale, Arizona, practice, schedule an office visit today.