About Six Month Smiles
For years, the most effective way to straighten the teeth was with traditional metal braces. While they are still widely used, especially for children and adolescents, many adults today prefer a more discrete way and faster method to get a straighter smile. At White Lotus Dental in McKinney, TX, family and cosmetic dentist Dr. Karuna Peravali offers Six Month Smiles, a short-term orthodontic treatment that uses clear brackets and tooth-colored wires to straighten your teeth. For many of our patients, this is considered a better alternative to traditional metal braces and works best for those who only want or need their front teeth straightened. The Six Month Smiles system is barely visible in the patient's mouth as it straightens the front teeth in only six months. The low force of Six Month Smiles makes the treatment more comfortable and hygienic than metal braces, and it is considered a more affordable option to some of the other orthodontic treatments available.
Six Month Smiles is recommended for men and women who want a new different way to straighten their teeth but do not want to wear traditional metal braces or use clear aligners. Depending on the complexity of the individual patient case, this specific treatment may not be an option; however, there are other orthodontic methods to consider. Six Month Smiles are reserved for patients who are 16 years of age or older. Dr. Peravali will perform a thorough assessment of your teeth and bite and consult with you to see if Six Month Smiles is the solution for you.
What to Expect
Most individuals who have crooked teeth realize that in order to achieve a straighter smile, braces are usually the best answer. Today, there are so many options to consider for teeth straightening, and the Six Month Smiles system has taken the best aspects of braces and modified the approach to give adults new solutions that fit their lifestyle. The Six Month Smiles orthodontic treatment uses small, clear brackets that are attached to each tooth. Through these brackets, tooth-colored wires are threaded to gently and consistently push the teeth into their proper position. While the use of traditional metal braces has historically shown to provide the most predictable outcome, it is achieved through a much slower process. Six Month Smiles works in a similar form but quicker. For patients who worry about discomfort, Six Month Smiles works with low forces and shorter orthodontic treatment times to increase comfort, safety, and hygiene.
After patients have completed their Six Month Smiles orthodontic treatment and the wires and brackets are removed, the teeth will be polished and cleaned to result in a gorgeous smile. Patients will be fitted for a retainer that they will need to wear at night to help prevent the teeth from shifting back to their original position. In addition, a fixed retainer can be attached to the back of the teeth if a removable retainer is not desired. This can be discussed with Dr. Peravali and usually depends on the patient's lifestyle and needs. Patients should continue a good home oral care routine, including brushing and flossing and visit White Lotus Dental in McKinney, TX for their regular professional cleanings and dental exams.
Dental insurance usually covers some of the cost of orthodontic braces, but this varies based on the type of treatment and the patient's coverage. Our office will coordinate with your insurance company to determine your benefits and out-of-pocket costs. We accept several forms of payment and offer financing plans for our patients to make orthodontic braces affordable.
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A Healthy, Aligned Smile
Enjoy the advantages of a new effective way to straighten your teeth in a quicker, shorter timeframe with Six Month Smiles. We invite you to call White Lotus Dental so you can explore our orthodontic treatment options and discover if this approach is right for you. If you would like to align your teeth, then schedule an appointment with Dr. Peravali to find out more information about Six Month Smiles.