Dr. Robert W. Hessberger can help you address dental misalignment and other minor cosmetic orthodontic issues efficiently and effectively with Six Month Smiles®. This cosmetic dentistry treatment uses clear brackets, tooth-colored wires, and clear ligature elastics to provide a conservative and inconspicuous alternative to traditional metal braces. Six Month Smiles provides the best qualities of traditional braces, modified with aesthetically-pleasing and more comfortable materials to give adult patients a better alternative to straightening their smiles in as little time as possible. Treatment time is generally quicker than what ClearCorrect aligner trays can provide. This orthodontic treatment takes a low-force approach to moving teeth into proper alignment, making it a comfortable and convenient option.
Is Six Month Smiles Right For You?
If you have healthy teeth and gums but are unhappy with the appearance of your smile due to minor dental misalignment issues—such as gapped, overlapped, crowded, or crooked teeth—you may be a good candidate for Six Month Smiles. This treatment is generally reserved for patients 15 years or older with fully developed primary teeth. Our teenage and adult patients find this treatment extremely beneficial for its fairly discreet materials and quick results.
Six Month Smiles uses the latest technology and techniques to quickly and gently shift your teeth into proper placement with low force.
For patients with significant bite issues or more complex dental misalignment, traditional metal braces are typically considered to be a better option. Dr. Hessberger will perform a complete examination of your teeth and jawbone using x-ray technology to determine if you are a good candidate for Six Month Smiles. Once your candidacy has been established, Dr. Hessberger or a member of our team will take impressions of your teeth to create a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.
What to Expect during Treatment
Dr. Hessberger will meticulously clean and dry your teeth before attaching the brackets to the front of your teeth with a safe, natural-looking, and durable adhesive. He will then connect the brackets with tooth-colored arch wires, securing them in place with clear ligature elastics. Throughout your treatment, Dr. Hessberger will monitor your results through a series of follow-up appointments, gently tightening your arch wires to apply pressure to the front surface of your teeth. Six Month Smiles uses the latest technology and techniques to quickly and gently shift your teeth into proper placement with low force.
Benefits of Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles provides many benefits, including:
- Rapid results
- Discreet brackets and tooth-colored arch wires
- More comfortable treatment
- More affordable alternative than traditional braces and porcelain veneers
- A more attractive smile
- Enhanced self-confidence
Our Financing Options
We accept most insurance plans, but in cases where orthodontic treatment is only partially covered, we provide affordable financing options—such as CareCredit® and in-house payment plans—to help you offset the out-of-pocket cost and to help you budget your dental care. Cost should never be an inhibitor to achieving a straighter smile. At our dental practice, we believe that orthodontic treatment not only benefits you aesthetically but can also improve your overall oral health. Straighter teeth are easier to keep clean, which can prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and costly restorative treatments.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are looking for a quick solution to straightening your smile, you may enjoy the benefits that Six Month Smiles can provide. Contact our office online today or call (773) 792-5562 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Hessberger.