Can I afford Six Month Smiles ® braces?
Six Month Smiles ® typically costs less than other types of orthodontics. Our Newport News cosmetic dentistry office actually offers 2 financing options that allow you to make affordable monthly installments.
Does it hurt and do I have to have teeth removed?
Six Month Smiles ® is a conservative treatment designed to safely and gently straighten your teeth—primarily the ones that show when you smile. There is very minimal, if any, discomfort at all. And great news! Teeth are rarely ever extracted.
Will I get a retainer?
Yes! Many patients have come to us who have had braces at some point in their lives and their teeth have shifted because they never wore their retainer. In today’s busy world, “one less thing to worry” about is something we can all appreciate. After your treatment is complete, a slim, bonded retainer helps to keep your teeth in place so your investment in your new, straight smile is preserved. The retainer is not visible. Best of all you won’t ever have to think about it again! Let’s just say, “Set it and forget it!” However, if you prefer, a removable retainer can be made instead.
Are there any health advantages to getting braces?
As an added bonus for those who think clear braces are only equated with vanity – straighter teeth mean a healthier mouth. Crooked teeth can cause periodontal swelling and inflammation because the gum tissue is crowded out, and because it’s difficult to properly clean teeth when they are overlapping. Not only do Six Month Smiles ® braces allow an adult to enjoy a healthy, more youthful smile, they also help to resolve the periodontal disease problems encouraged by crowded teeth.
How do Six Month Smiles ® compare to Traditional Braces?
Six Month Smiles ® uses tried and tested orthodontic materials and principles in an innovative manner. Traditional braces often take more than 2 years. Because this is such a quick method, it makes my restorative dentistry even more well-rounded because it opens up new cosmetic treatment planning possibilities for my adult patients that never existed before. Many times we can save a patient many thousands of dollars in porcelain veneers by simply putting them in Six Month Smiles ® for… well… six months! There are still times when traditional braces are necessary. Typically, an orthodontist would be involved in such cases.
Are the braces really clear?
Six Month Smiles ® braces are actually designed with tooth colored brackets and wires, meaning that they literally blend right in with your natural tooth shade.
Does it really only take six months?
Yes, it’s true! And to top it off, we have actually completed cases in as little as 4 months. On a rare occasion, we might need a little additional time.
Call Dr. Lisa Marie Samaha at Port Warwick Dental arts today to learn more about how Six Month Smiles can transform your smile!