One of the reasons why people avoid orthodontic treatment is the time commitment involved. In many cases, orthodontic treatment can take over a year, and that is a long time to be in braces. Enter Six Month Smiles, which, true to its name, can often cut the treatment time for orthodontics in half. The benefits of this go beyond just time savings: it can save you money, and it can be healthier for your teeth and gums.

If you are considering orthodontic treatment of any kind in the Nashville, TN, area, we recommend you consult with a neuromuscular dentist like Dr. Forbes. Neuromuscular dentistry is the study of the bite system as an integrated whole, and it allows a holistic approach that ensures your orthodontic treatment will foster a healthy bite.

If you are looking for the most innovative and comprehensive orthodontic treatments in Nashville, TN, please call (615) 383-6787 for an appointment at the Center for Advanced Dentistry.

Benefits of Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles is a remarkable new approach to orthodontics. It is rapidly becoming a widespread and in-demand approach, because it:

  • Has a shorter treatment time
  • Has shorter appointments
  • Has a subtle appearance
  • Gives consistent, predictable results
  • Can be better for your oral health
  • Can be significantly less expensive than other approaches

Although Six Month Smiles uses brackets and wires for your orthodontic procedure, these are less visible than traditional orthodontic gear. The wire is white, and the brackets are clear, making them very hard to detect, especially when they are kept clean.

The use of traditional braces allows for the benefit of the nearly two centuries of experience with orthodontic braces: the results are consistent and predictable.

Benefits to your health and pocketbook come directly from the shorter treatment time. Cleaning your teeth with braces on can be challenging, and even diligent toothbrushers may find that they are getting more cavities and gum disease than before. The less time braces are on, the lower the risk. And because Six Month Smiles requires fewer visits to the dentist and less resources, it’s often less expensive than other approaches to orthodontics.

The Six Month Secret

How is Six Month Smiles able to straighten your teeth in half the time using brackets and wires? Simple–it works smarter not harder. Many people only need cosmetic straightening of their teeth, which can be done with only moving the front teeth. These front teeth have smaller roots so it i’s easier and faster to move them. And it is usually more comfortable, too. Moving your larger, back teeth can require a significant amount of force that can be uncomfortable.

Six Month Smiles also benefits from recent work by efficiency experts. Unlike traditional orthodontics, each dental visit is pre-planned so everything at the dental office is laid out in advance for your visit. This makes the visits shorter and more efficient.

Why Consult With a Neuromuscular Dentist

Six Month Smiles is a great orthodontic option for people who only need cosmetic straightening of their teeth. But if you have serious malocclusion (problems with the way your teeth fit together), and bite problems like TMJ or that could develop into TMJ, it might not be your best choice because you might need or benefit from moving the larger back teeth.

With a comprehensive neuromuscular exam, Dr. Forbes can determine the health of your bite system and recommend the right type of orthodontics for you.

If you want to know whether you’re a candidate for Six Month Smiles in Nashville, please call (615) 383-6787 for an appointment at the Center for Advanced Dentistry.