Jenison Dentists Six Month Smiles DentistHave questions about Six Month Smiles®️?

You’re not alone. Many of our patients are interested in how they can achieve a straighter smile in as little as 6 months. You may be a candidate for Six Month Smiles if your teeth need minimal adjustment to achieve a better aesthetic.

Our Six Month Smiles dentists want to help you smile with confidence.

Continue reading to have your questions about Six Month Smiles answered. For more information, call our office to schedule an appointment with one of our Six Month Smiles dentists.

How visible is Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles are nearly invisible from a distance because they’re made of clear braces and tooth-colored wires. In general, people shouldn’t be able to tell that you have Six Month Smiles unless they’re standing close to you. Otherwise, these nearly invisible braces are great for people who think they would feel self-conscious of metal on their teeth. Many of our patients appreciate that Six Month Smiles is discrete, yet effective.

Am I a Candidate for Six Month Smiles?

To be a candidate for Six Month Smiles, you must be at least 16 years old. Six Month Smiles is perfect for patients with crooked, misaligned, or spaced teeth. Six Month Smiles is not recommended for patients who have serious issues with bite alignment.

Does Six Month Smiles really work?

Yes! Six Month Smiles focuses on straightening front teeth that show when you smile and talk, which shortens treatment time. In general, Six Month Smiles is seen as a cosmetic solution for patients who simply want to improve the appearance of their smiles. For this reason, treatment times with Six Month Smiles are short.

What can I expect during treatment?

Once our Six Month Smiles dentists determine you’re a candidate for this type of orthodontic treatment, they’ll put the clear braces and tooth-colored wires on your teeth. During the course of treatment, you’ll need to schedule appointments with our office so our dentists can monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments.

Six Month Smiles works by exerting pressure on your teeth so they move into optimal alignment. For this reason, you may feel temporary discomfort after we adjust your teeth braces. However, many of our patients feel that this temporary discomfort is worth having a beautiful healthy smile in as little as 6 months.

Will I need to wear a retainer after Six Month Smiles?

Yes, you’ll need to wear a retainer if you want to keep your teeth in place after Six Month Smiles. Follow our dentists’ instructions for how often you’ll need to wear your retainer so you can maintain your straight smile for years to come. If you’ve lost your retainer, call our office as soon as possible so we can create a new one for you.

Dr. John M. McMahon DDS and Dr. John F. McMahon DDS offer Six Month Smiles as a teeth straightening alternative to traditional metal braces. To schedule your appointment with one of our Six Month Smiles dentists in Jenison MI, call McMahon Family Dental at (616) 457-2710.