Perhaps when you were young, you were able to avoid years of cruel playground banter by refusing traditional braces — the only tooth-straightening method available at the time — but now you have grown tired of covering your crooked grin. As part of our ongoing commitment to providing superior oral healthcare to the Victoria, BC community, at Oak Bay Dental Clinic, we offer cutting-edge technology that will help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Six Month Smiles is a virtually invisible braces straightening option that achieves the desired results in only six months.
What Is Six Month Smiles?
Six Month Smiles is a state-of-the-art tooth-straightening system that uses clear brackets and tooth-colored wiring to apply force and move your teeth into alignment. This clear-braces system is applied only to the teeth that show when you smile, not your entire bite, so it takes far less time to make a difference than traditional adult braces do. Less force also means you don’t have to worry about risks such as root damage.
How Six Month Smiles Works
Your Six Month Smiles treatment begins with a consultation with Dr. Adam W. Pite. He will analyze your bite and discuss your dental goals with you. Once Six Month Smiles has been determined to be the best tooth-straightening system for you, Dr. Pite will:
- Make an impression of your teeth, which the Six Month Smile laboratory will use to determine where the clear brackets and tooth-colored wires will go
- Fit you with the brackets and wires using the Six Month Smiles custom trays created at the laboratory
- See you every five weeks for any needed adjustments
After your clear braces have been removed, as with any orthodontic treatment, you will need to wear a removable retainer at night or a permanent retainer on the back of your teeth for a period of time. This will ensure that your teeth stay in their new position.