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Six Month Smiles: Straight Teeth in Less Time

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If you’re going to give Six Month Smiles a try, then you definitely want to know what you’re getting into. In our practice in Tukwila, Dr. Lance Timmerman believes you deserve to know all the facts of any procedure you are interested in.

Just what is it, what good results can you expect, and what issues should you be alert to? Here’s what you need to know:

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This is an orthodontic program intended to give you straighter front teeth in an average of six month’s time. Clear brackets are fastened to several front teeth along with a wire that also closely matches your tooth enamel. This setup works like traditional braces, but is far less noticeable. The brackets are adjusted every several weeks until you achieve your desired look.

The photo shows the patient with AND without the cosmetic brackets used in a Six Month Smiles case:

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The entire goal of Six Month smiles is to even out the teeth that show when you smile. An uneven smile line, slightly twisted teeth, and unsightly gaps could all be corrected with this abbreviated orthodontic system. An average of six months is typically all it takes to complete. Some of our patients see results even quicker than that.

Traditional braces are still an option for adults, but the benefit of choosing this method is that the orthodontics are usually:

  • Cheaper
  • Faster
  • More discreet
  • More comfortable

Six Months Smiles applies a very soft and gentle pressure to your teeth, but because only the front ones are getting the attention, they move quite rapidly.

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After your treatment, you will likely experience:

  • Improved self-confidence
  • Easier brushing and flossing
  • Less stain accumulation between teeth
  • Decreased chances for developing tooth or gum disease in the treated area

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