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Six Month Smiles® Braces

Want a straighter smile but not a fan of waiting around to get it? Springs Village Dentistry offers Six Month Smiles® clear braces, an accelerated orthodontic option that can give you the attractive smile you’ve always wanted in just a matter of months.

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How Six Month Smiles® Works

Six Month Smiles combines the tried-and-true technology of traditional orthodontics with high-tech wires that use low force for gentle movements. These clear braces can correct crooked, crowded, and gapped teeth. Six Month Smiles braces are also able to work faster because they focus on the front teeth that show when you smile, rather than significantly changing your bite alignment.

During your treatment, we’ll bring you in for a check-up around once a month to make sure everything is going smoothly. After your treatment is complete, we’ll fit you with a custom retainer to ensure your teeth stay in these new, perfect positions.

Benefits of Six Month Smiles®

  • Six Month Smiles uses tooth-colored or clear brackets and wires that are hardly noticeable on your teeth.
  • Many patients find these braces more comfortable than traditional braces.
  • The average treatment time is just six months.
  • For many cases, Six Month Smiles braces are more affordable than other orthodontic options.
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Are six month braces more painful than regular braces?

You might think that an orthodontic plan that is much shorter than other options means that the teeth are corralled into place in a more forceful and painful manner, but this is not the case. In fact, certain metal braces use higher force when straightening teeth, despite the longer average treatment time. When clear aligners gently move the teeth using low force, they can be moved both more efficiently and with less pain (although you can expect to feel some pain or discomfort with your aligners, especially when you start wearing new ones.)

How do I care for clear braces?

Before we give you your first set of Six Month Smiles® aligners and send you on your way, we will go over all of the best practices for taking care of clear aligners, and we can also answer any questions you may have. However, there are a few golden rules when it comes to taking care of clear braces, which are as follows:

  • Rinse your aligner in cold water after you remove it
  • Brush your teeth before putting your aligner in
  • Clean your aligner and its case frequently and thoroughly
  • Don’t eat or drink anything while wearing an aligner
  • Wear your aligner as often as possible to keep your treatment on track

Are six month braces covered by insurance?

Since orthodontic treatments are mostly for cosmetic purposes, many insurance plans do not completely cover the cost of Six Month Smiles, but you may be able to get partial coverage through your provider. We also accept FSAs and HSAs and third-party payment plans through CareCredit® and LendingClub, which allow patients to begin receiving treatments right away while paying for them over the course of several months or years. For more information about financing your Six Month Smiles treatment plan, visit our financial page or get in touch with our office!

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Six Month Smiles® Consultation

Ready to learn more or come in for a consultation? We invite you to make an appointment at Springs Village Dentistry so one of our dentists can go over your smile goals and determine whether Six Month Smiles is right for you.

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