Six Month Smiles in Fayetteville, NC
Do you suffer from crooked teeth? Maybe you’ve been putting off getting braces due to their appearance or how long you have to wear them. If so, you could be a perfect candidate for our Six Month Smile treatment. This innovative treatment is quicker, more discreet, and more affordable than traditional braces.
What are Six Month Smiles?
Getting a beautiful smile doesn’t have to be a long, painful process. Six Month Smiles are braces that only need to be worn for an average of six months. They consist of tooth-colored wires and clear brackets, making them almost invisible to those around you.
Not only are Six Month Smiles discreet, they’re typically less expensive than other straightening options such as traditional braces or clear aligners.
Who’s a Candidate for Six Month Smiles?
Like regular l braces, Six Month Smiles provides patients with straight teeth while boosting your confidence. They’re a great option for people who want to avoid the embarrassment of unattractive metal braces.
Dr. Choe recommends this treatment for those whose teeth are crooked, misaligned, or gapped. If you have an overbite or underbite, it’s best to have Dr. Choe evaluate your teeth to make sure you’re a candidate for Six Month Smiles.
While people of all ages deserve to have their teeth adjusted as quickly as possible, we currently only offer this treatment for patients 16 years of age and older. If your child is under 16 and in need of braces, we’ll suggest an alternative treatment.
The Six Month Smile Process
The first step in achieving your new smile is scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Choe. When you arrive at our office, we’ll take digital images of your teeth to determine your treatment plan. That way, we’ll know what size to make the wires and brackets and where they should be placed.
Placing Your Six Month Smile
During your next appointment, your clear braces will be placed directly onto your teeth using a special dental adhesive. Before doing this, however, we’ll clean your teeth and make sure you’re completely comfortable.
While you may experience soreness after receiving your braces, most patients find this to be a pain-free process.
Wearing Your Braces
Once you start wearing your braces, you’ll quickly adjust to them and you’ll eventually feel as if you’re not even wearing them at all. After about a month, you’ll start noticing your teeth shifting and becoming straighter.
Visiting Dr. Choe for Check-ups
During the Six Month Smile process, you’ll visit our office a few times so Dr. Choe can evaluate your progress and adjust your braces as necessary. The number of check-ups required is different for each patient, but you may need to have your braces adjusted anywhere from three to seven times.
Contact Dr. Choe to Achieve Beautiful Smile
Are you ready to straighten your teeth as fast as you would with traditional braces? Dr. Choe is an experienced dentist who will explain the whole process in detail and answer any questions you might have.
Contact us at (910) 864-2944 to schedule your consultation today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Six Month Smiles expensive?
For most patients, Six Month Smiles is a more affordable option than traditional braces or clear plastic aligners and insurance may cover a portion of the expenses. We suggest contacting your provider form more information on your coverage.
If there are any additional questions we can answer, don’t hesitate to call our office at (910) 864-2944 and a knowledgeable team member will be happy to assist you. We also offer flexible financing options to help pay for services that aren’t covered by insurance so you can get the care you need without being left in a pinch.
How many appointments does it take to begin the Six Month Smiles process?
Most patients’ Six Month Smiles are placed in two easy visits to Dr. Choe’s office. The first visit begins with a consultation, when Dr. Choe will take digital images of your teeth. He’ll use these images to create a personalized treatment plan designed to straighten your smile as quickly as possible.
During your second visit to Westlake Family Dentistry, Dr. Choe will place the clear braces and tooth-colored wires on your teeth. This is a pain-free process, though you might feel a little discomfort in the following days as your mouth adjusts to the braces.
Why is Six Month Smiles treatment so fast?
Part of what makes orthodontic treatment with Six Month Smiles so much faster than other methods is that Dr. Choe only focuses on teeth that show when the patient smiles. Unlike traditional braces or clear aligners, which adjust an entire arch, Six Month Smiles aims to improve visible teeth. This is why our Westlake Family Dentistry patients find Six Month Smiles to be the more affordable option.
Is Six Month Smiles the same as clear aligner trays?
Like the aligners, Six Month Smiles are designed to straighten teeth discreetly and faster than traditional braces. However, many of Dr. Choe’s patients have achieved straight teeth with Six Month Smiles much more quickly and at a lower cost than they would with plastic aligners, which shift teeth at a much slower rate.