Do you feel self-conscious because of crooked or misaligned teeth? Traditional braces are a common treatment to straighten smiles, but they can be costly and inconvenient, especially for busy adults. Dr. Joseph D. Murray offers an exciting orthodontic alternative called Six Month Smiles® at his Atlanta, GA, practice. With Six Month Smiles®, correcting minor cosmetic problems is quick and easy. In addition, this efficient process is more affordable than traditional braces and plastic aligners. Dr. Murray is also committed to helping patients achieve their cosmetic and oral health goals, and offers financing options, including in-house financing and CareCredit℠.
About Six Month Smiles®
Traditional orthodontia and plastic aligners treat your entire smile, focusing on overall bite function. These methods work to correct placement and angling of every tooth. This comprehensive approach is required for some patients with severe orthodontic issues. However, not everyone is interested in investing time and resources for a treatment that goes beyond their concerns. To help you achieve a straight, even smile, Six Month Smiles® can correct minor cosmetic flaws in your front teeth.
How Six Months Smiles® Is Different
Six Month Smiles® provides an effective option for patients looking to treat only cosmetic orthodontic issues. This unique method uses tooth-colored brackets and wires to treat the front teeth, the area most visible when you smile. The mechanics are similar to traditional metal braces, with some key differences. The patented Lucid-Lok® wire and clear brackets apply gentle pressure that provides effective results with improved patient comfort. The color is much less visible than metal braces, making Six Month Smiles® more discreet. In addition, this innovative approach offers accelerated straightening to treat your concerns in a period of months instead of a year or more. Typical treatment time averages six months, with a range from three to nine months, depending on your unique needs.
Straight teeth are easier to keep clean, resulting in fewer problems with decay and gum disease.
Candidates for Treatment
Dr. Murray recommends orthodontia to his patients to improve the aesthetics of your smile and for better oral health. Crowded, overlapping teeth create ideal locations for bacteria to accumulate. Straight teeth are easier to keep clean, resulting in fewer problems with decay and gum disease.
Six Month Smiles® may be for you if you prefer affordable, short-term orthodontia. The treatment can address concerns such as:
- Spaces or gaps
- An overjet
Six Month Smiles® is an ideal orthodontic solution for many patients, but is not optimal for all. To receive treatment, patients must be over the age of 16. Additionally, patients with severe malocclusion and functional bite issues may benefit from other more traditional methods. Dr. Murray can treat some extensive bite misalignments using ClearCorrect™ plastic aligners. At your initial examination, he will provide a personalized recommendation for the best way to help you achieve your cosmetic dentistry goals.
Transform Your Smile
If you are looking to correct cosmetic concerns quickly and discreetly, you may be a candidate for Six Month Smiles®. Find out more by scheduling an exam with Dr. Murray today. He offers the latest innovative treatments to help patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.