As an adult, can my teeth really be straightened in just six months?
You bet! The Six Month Smiles technique combines advanced technology and treatment techniques to safely and quickly move your teeth into their proper positions. Clear adult braces are the key component, as they help guide your teeth to where they need to be.

Will I have to wear metal braces, even if it is just for six months?
In short, no! Six Month Smiles uses clear braces, so your dental appliance is virtually invisible as you get your straighter smile.

Are Six Month Smiles braces more comfortable than traditional metal braces?
The clear braces used for Six Month Smiles use a low amount of force to gently move your teeth. Many people believe that speeding up a teeth-straightening process means tightening the braces more often, but that is not how it works. Six Month Smiles works like regular braces, but instead of focusing on the position of your bite, it focuses on the appearance of your smile.

Will Six Month Smiles damage my gums, teeth, or dental roots?
Six Month Smiles poses no additional risks than what you would encounter with a traditional braces treatment. In fact, Six Month Smiles are lighter than regular braces, which means that you may actually have fewer risks.

Will I need to wear a retainer after my treatment?
Yes. Just like traditional braces treatments, you will need to wear a retainer to keep your newly-straightened smile. You can have either a removable retainer, or a permanent one. You and your dentist can decide which type of retainer is best for you, based on your preferences and lifestyle.

What’s the catch?
There is none! Patients only need to be at least 16 years of age to receive Six Month Smiles. Since this is a teeth-straightening treatment, it is also essential that you have spaced or crooked teeth that you would like to repair without making any major adjustments to your overall bite. Most adults are good candidates for Six Month Smiles.

Our team at Lakewinds Dental is pleased to offer Six Month Smiles in Ludington, Michigan, as a way to help our patients achieve their picture-perfect smiles even faster. If you would like additional information about this service, we invite you to contact us at 231-845-7240 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Jason Martin or Dr. Jason Schlueter.