Six Month Smiles®

Getting You Your Dream Smile Faster Than Ever

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What Is Six Month Smiles?

Are you embarrassed or self-conscious about your smile? If so, you’re not alone. Perhaps you’re one of the millions of adults who would love having straighter teeth but feel like you’ve missed the chance.

While many people are interested in orthodontic treatment, some feel trapped because they don’t want to wear metal braces as adults. Or they’re concerned that correcting the problem will be invasive or cost prohibitive. But luckily for you, Sheila L. Brush, DDS, PC has a way for you to get the smile you deserve, the way you deserve it!

How Orthodontic Appliances Move Teeth

Orthodontic appliances, such as braces and aligners, are designed to gently apply pressure to your teeth to guide them into a more optimal position. This process involves complex biological functions at the cellular level. When pressure is applied to a tooth, the bone surrounding the root of the tooth responds. This involves two types of cells: osteoblasts and osteoclasts.

Osteoclasts are cells that break down bone tissue. When your braces exert pressure on a tooth, osteoclasts remove bone in the direction of the tooth movement. This process is known as bone resorption. On the flip side, osteoblasts are cells that build new bone. As the tooth moves and space opens up, osteoblasts work to fill in the gap with new bone, a process known as bone formation. This remodeling of bone tissue allows your teeth to shift into their new positions securely and healthily.

How Six Month Smiles Moves Teeth Faster

Six Month Smiles is an innovative orthodontic solution we offer at Sheila L. Brush, DDS, PC that is designed to straighten teeth in about six months, significantly faster than traditional braces or aligners which might take years to achieve similar results. This accelerated process is possible due to the focused approach of Six Month Smiles, which targets only the teeth that show when you smile, rather than repositioning your entire bite. Dr. Brush can determine if this will be an effective option for you.

The technique uses clear braces or aligners that apply continuous, gentle pressure specifically tailored to achieve visible changes in a shorter period. This focused approach not only shortens treatment time but also improves comfort and reduces the visibility of the orthodontic appliance.

Caring for Your Teeth and Six Month Smiles Braces or Aligners

Taking care of your teeth during your orthodontic treatment is crucial for ensuring the effectiveness of your Six Month Smiles braces or aligners and maintaining overall oral health. Here are some tips to help you take care of your teeth and your orthodontic appliance:

  • Regular Brushing and Flossing: With braces or aligners, it’s essential to brush your teeth after every meal and snack to remove food particles and prevent plaque buildup. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. If you’re wearing braces, you may need a special orthodontic toothbrush or a floss threader to clean around brackets and wires effectively.
  • Avoid Certain Foods: Hard, sticky, or chewy foods can damage your braces. Avoid items like hard candies, gum, and popcorn. These foods can become stuck in your braces or even bend or break them.
  • Regular Dental Checkups: Continue visiting your dentist Laytonsville loves regularly throughout your treatment. Dr. Sheila Brush will monitor your progress and address any issues that might arise, ensuring your treatment is progressing as planned.
  • Wear Aligners as Directed: If you are using Six Month Smiles aligners, ensure you wear them for the recommended 22 hours a day and only remove them for eating, drinking anything other than water, and your oral hygiene routine.

Cosmetic Braces That Fit Your Lifestyle

Six Month Smiles® is a short-term orthodontic treatment that’s a modern twist on traditional orthodontics. This system has taken the best aspects of traditional braces and modified the materials and treatment to give adults an alternative cosmetic solution.

Here’s why Six Month Smiles is so innovative:

  • Typical treatment time is just 6 months
  • Clear brackets and tooth-colored wires are hardly visible
  • Our patient tray kits ensure fast and comfortable appointments
  • The Six Month Smile system is usually less expensive than veneers or traditional braces

Sheila L. Brush, DDS, PC Can Get You The Smile You’ve Always Wanted

Here at Sheila L. Brush, DDS, PC, we are your lifelong oral healthcare partners. We’re determined to provide solutions that work for you. With the Six Month Smiles system, there is now an effective, safe, and affordable cosmetic braces solution that fits your lifestyle. Visit with us so we can answer your questions and determine if this system is right for you!

Give us a call at (301) 926-9515or email us.