Six Month Smiles – Short Term Orthodontics Oro Valley

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Oracle Family Dental
10195 N Oracle Rd Ste. #111
Oro Valley, AZ 85704
520-219-7004

Short-Term Braces

Six Month Braces – Oro Valley, AZ

Six Month Smiles for a Gorgeous Smile

Inconspicuous and Speedy Orthodontic Braces for Adults and Teens

Adults and teenagers who want straighter teeth, but avoid orthodontics because of the lengthy treatment time, Six Month Smiles. If you wore braces as a child or teen, and your teeth have shifted out of alignment, Six Month Smiles may also be perfect for you. By maximizing tension science, technology, and modern materials, Six Month Smiles can shift teeth into proper alignment in about six months, in most cases.

Call our Oro Valley, AZ dental office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Johnson, and find out if Six Month Smiles is right for you!

How Six Month Smiles Works

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Like traditional orthodontic braces, Six Month Smiles relies on a bracket-and-wire system to move teeth. Clear brackets are cemented on teeth, and a tooth-colored, nickel wire is threaded through the brackets. By adjusting the wire, low tension force move teeth into proper alignment. Six Month Smiles focuses on the teeth that show when you smile, so you’ll notice results quickly. A bonded or removable retainer should be worn as directed, following completion of treatment. The retainer will keep teeth from shifting out of position.

Call our Oro Valley, AZ dental office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Johnson, and find out if Six Month Smiles is right for you!

Benefits of Treatment

Compared to traditional braces, which are metallic and obvious, Six Month Smiles is barely visible in a patient’s mouth. The short treatment time, fewer office visits, and reduced cost make this innovative orthodontic procedure a favorite among patients from all walks of life.

Benefits of Six Month Smiles over traditional orthodontics include:

  • Short treatment time – usually six months
  • Inconspicuous appearance – clear brackets and tooth-colored wires
  • Comfort – uses low-force tension science
  • Affordability – shorter treatment means less expense
  • Fewer visits – shorter treatment time means fewer office visits

Best Candidates

Anyone 16 years of age or older may be eligible for Six Month Smiles treatment. Primarily a cosmetic procedure, Six Month Smiles closes wide spaces between teeth, straightens crooked or twisted teeth, and creates a uniform dental alignment that looks sensational. For patients with serious occlusion issues, not just cosmetic concerns, Dr. Johnson may suggest a consultation with an orthodontist.

Call our Oro Valley, AZ dental office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Johnson, and find out if Six Month Smiles is right for you!

What to Expect When Wearing Braces

Fortunately, with Six Month Smiles, any inconvenience of wearing braces is limited to only six months, instead of two years or longer. As an orthodontic patient you will have some dietary changes. Eating very sticky foods or foods that lodge between teeth, like popcorn, should be avoided. You shouldn’t smoke when wearing braces, because teeth can stain around the brackets.

Diligent brushing and flossing are very important, to keep teeth healthy and clean during treatment. Occasionally, patients may experience irritation in soft tissues, in which case Ora-Gel works well. A poking wire or brackets that rub on an irritated spot should be covered with dental wax to create a protective barrier. After adjustment visits, you can take an over-the-counter pain medication to reduce jaw soreness. Any other concerns can be addressed with a quick call to our office!

Alternatives to Cosmetic Braces

If you don’t want to wear braces, even for six short months, Dr. Johnson can make other suggestions to straighten your teeth. As a cosmetic dentist, he offers porcelain veneers, cosmetic boning, and dental crowns. In some situations, these procedures may offer an alternative to orthodontics.

Call our Oro Valley, AZ dental office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Johnson, and find out if Six Month Smiles is right for you!

Before and After

6 Month Smile Before and After Patient

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you’d like to find out whether you’re a good candidate for Six Month Smiles, the innovative orthodontic treatment for adults and teens, call our Oro Valley, AZ dental office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Johnson. We are happy to be accepting new patients!