Six Month Smiles
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Teeth straightening got really easy!

Six Month Smiles

Straightening your teeth comes with several advantages. A perfect smile is just one of them. Teeth straightening is also recommended for functional reasons as well as for better hygiene management. It is also the go-to solution when it comes to controlling the wear & tear of teeth.

Types of teeth straightening options

When it comes to teeth straightening for adults, there are a number of options available. These include:

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Invisible aligners and clear braces

Aligners are custom-made to fit over your teeth. The big advantage of them is that they are invisible. While you need to wear them all day, you need to remove them while you eat & drink. They apply pressure that gradually shifts your teeth. Clear braces also score on invisibility as they use clear brackets & tooth-colored wires.

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Metal or ceramic braces

These braces made of metal or ceramic are attached to your teeth which exert pressure and align the teeth. Maintaining the necessary dental hygiene while you wear them is of importance.

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Teeth straightening surgery

In corrective jaw surgery, the surgeon operates on your jaw to repair any misalignments. Typically, the healing process after the surgery is 6 weeks. You are often also required to wear braces post the surgery.

Six Month Smiles

Let us look at how Six-Month Smiles can come in handy to straighten your teeth in as little as six months. Essentially Six Months Smiles is a quick & affordable way for people to straighten their teeth with the use of aligners and/or clear braces. While the aligners work well for mild crowding as well as gaps in the teeth, the clear braces work well where more tooth movement is required.

The process essentially involves a competent dentist taking an impression of your teeth and Six Months Smiles sending a customized patient tray kit. The kit contains brackets set in bonding trays along with other materials such as wires & ligatures. The trained dentist tracks your progress and adjusts along the way to offer you the best results.

Typically, Six Month Smiles treatment works well for:

  • Diastemas
  • Spacing
  • Crowding of teeth
  • Asymmetry
  • Reverse smile lines
  • Misalignment issues including extrusions, rotations, intrusions and tipping

Advantages of Six-Month Smiles

The big advantages of the Six-Month Smiles Treatment include:

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Quick Treatment

As the name suggests, the treatment shows results in as little as six months, while most other orthodontic treatments take as much as 12-18 months. It is therefore the go-to option for adults with mild correction cases.

The processing time is also quick as the dentist receives the kit within five days of sending off the scans.

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Invisible

With the use of invisible aligners & discreet brackets & tooth-colored wires, now you need not feel conscious of your treatment. The braces, when used, are clear, as are their brackets. Odds are nobody will ever notice them until you mention them specifically.

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Affordability

It costs much less than a comprehensive orthodontic treatment. The cost typically ranges from $3,000 to $5,000 based on your bespoke needs. There are also fewer office visits, cutting down on time, and resources required for the treatment.

What is the overall Six-Month Smiles procedure?

Essentially the process will begin with your dentist undertaking a comprehensive evaluation of your teeth, gums and oral health. Often this will involve X-rays, intraoral and facial photographs & teeth impressions. Once the dentist determines that you are a candidate for the treatment, the scans will be sent to Six Month Smiles for them to send a customized kit. Once the kit is received, you will be fitted with the aligners or clear braces as the same may be. You could be fitted with clear brackets and tooth-colored arch wires. Use of a high-intensity light will ensure that the brackets are secure.

You will typically be required to visit the dentist every 4-5 weeks till the treatment is complete.

Recovery and After Care

You can expect mild discomfort when the aligners or braces are first placed. The soreness if any will reduce in 3-5 days. While in treatment, it is extremely important to maintain oral hygiene. If you are using aligners, you need to wear them for long hours, preferably only removing them when you are eating or drinking. With braces, it is recommended that you avoid sticky and hard food and avoid food & drinks with high sugar & acid content. Once your treatment is complete and your braces removed you will need to wear a retainer.

Why choose Dental Oasis Family Dentistry for Six Month Smiles in Pleasanton?

Our experienced dentists have extensive experience with treating patients with Six Month Smiles and monitoring & course correcting their entire journey. If you are looking for a hassle-free way to straight teeth, we have you covered.

As a busy professional herself, Dr. Sharda Patel understands and treats every patient with their unique needs. High-quality service, fast yet comprehensive service, flexible scheduling, and your personal comfort are her primary areas of focus! Long-lasting patient relationships are the rewards of the Dental Oasis Family Dentistry.


Six Month Smiles FAQs

1. How does the six month smiles treatment work in only six months?

The aligners/braces are designed for adults who have crooked or misaligned teeth. The 6 months is the average time to achieve it, even though it could take between 4-9 months.

2. Does Six Month Smiles require extractions?

The answer to whether extractions are required is no, in most cases. However, a small percentage may need extraction of a lower incisor.

3. Can Six Month Smiles treat patients with missing teeth?

Yes, it can. However, the fewer the teeth the case complexity may increase. A trained dentist will be in the best position to evaluate your teeth and offer solutions.

4. Can I opt for six month smiles treatment if I have an overbite or under bite?

A trained dentist will need to evaluate your teeth and see if the treatment will work well for you.

5. What age group is the treatment recommended for?

It is recommended for anyone above the age of 16.

6. Do braces hurt?

No, they do not. All you have is mild discomfort in the early days before you get used to it.

7. Are retainers required?

Yes, a retainer will be required to maintain the new position of your teeth. The dentist will be in the best position to recommend it after evaluation.

8. When do aligners work versus clear braces?

Aligners work well when there is mild crowding and gaps in the teeth. Clear braces are used where more tooth movement is required. Your dentist will be in the best position to evaluate your requirements.

9. How much does a six-month smile cost?

The range is typically between $3,500 and $5,000. The exact price can be determined post evaluation of your teeth.

10. Will my insurance cover the cost of treatment?

Some dental and healthcare insurance might cover a part of the treatment. You will need to check with your insurance provider based on your policy.

11. How can I reach you for Six Month Smiles Treatment?

You can call us at 925-846-4491 and our customer support team will immediately help to schedule your appointment.

Book your Six-Month Smiles appointment now!

At Dental Oasis Family Dentistry, we offer you an extremely comfortable and stress-free six-month smiles treatment. Exemplary care and warm, friendly service is our hallmark. In the hands of a caring professional, you can be completely at ease. For opting for the treatment, call 925-846-4491 or email us at office@dentaloasispleasanton.com or schedule your appointment now.

We look forward to caring for your smile!
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