Perhaps when you were young, you were able to avoid years of cruel playground banter by refusing traditional braces — the only tooth-straightening method available at the time — but now you have grown tired of covering your crooked grin. As part of our ongoing commitment to providing superior oral healthcare to the Baton Rouge community, at Biggio Dental Care, we offer cutting-edge technology that will help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Six Month Smiles is a virtually invisible braces straightening option that achieves the desired results in only six months.
What Is Six Month Smiles?
Six Month Smiles is a state-of-the-art tooth-straightening system that uses clear brackets and tooth-colored wiring to apply force and move your teeth into alignment. This clear-braces system is applied only to the teeth that show when you smile, not your entire bite, so it takes far less time to make a difference than traditional adult braces do. Less force also means you don’t have to worry about risks such as root damage.
How Six Month Smiles Works
Your Six Month Smiles treatment begins with a consultation with Dr. Biggio. He will analyze your bite and discuss your dental goals with you. Once Six Month Smiles has been determined to be the best tooth-straightening system for you, Dr. Biggio will:
- Make an impression of your teeth, which the Six Month Smile laboratory will use to determine where the clear brackets and tooth-colored wires will go
- Fit you with the brackets and wires using the Six Month Smiles custom trays created at the laboratory
- See you every four weeks for any needed adjustments
After your clear braces have been removed, as with any orthodontic treatment, you will need to wear a removable retainer at night or a permanent retainer on the back of your teeth for a period of time. This will ensure that your teeth stay in their new position.
Q: Can adults use Six Month Smiles?
A: Dr. Biggio uses Six Month Smiles for patients ages 18 and up. It is a clear-braces option that is best for correcting spaces, gaps, and crooked teeth that show when you smile.
Q: How much does Six Month Smiles cost?
A: Six Month Smiles is more affordable than other clear-braces systems and offers increased comfort. At Biggio Dental Care, we offer a wide variety of payment and financing options that are designed to help you achieve a straighter smile.
Q: Does Six Month Smiles really only take six months?
A: Six months is the average amount of time it takes the vast majority of Biggio Dental Care patients to receive the desired results. In rare and severe cases, treatment may last seven or eight months; however, in less serious cases, it might only take five.