The Search is Over. It Was Here All Along.
In most cases, you have to seek out a separate office for orthodontics. We do it all, right here. And, we think outside the braces, with Six Month Smiles® and Invisalign®. It’s a whole new adventure for straighter smiles.
So your pearly whites need a little straightening out. Good news, you have options. Once we give you a thorough examination and take some X-rays, we can best determine which treatment is right for you. We’ll take a mold of your mouth and fit your solution based on your custom treatment plan. In 6 to 24 months, you’ll have a sparkling new, Hollywood-straight smile.
Six Month Smiles®
When it comes to straightening teeth, just about everyone thinks braces. But with Six Month Smiles®, you get a modernized cosmetic treatment that better fits with your lifestyle. In most cases, you only need the treatment for 6 months. They're much more comfortable than traditional braces. Much less noticeable. And way more affordable. So skip the treasure hunt. Your perfect smile is right here.
It's almost too good to be true – straightening your teeth with this much comfort and convenience. But that's what Invisalign® is all about. This unobtrusive innovation can treat overcrowded teeth, cross-bites, overbites, and even gapped teeth. And your customized plan will even include a virtual image of what your straightened teeth will look like. If Dr. Hazen Gilliland determines that Invisalign® is right for you, you'll get a custom set of BPA-free plastic aligners that are easy to wear and remove. It's that simple. And that's smile-worthy.
When your teeth need a little more straightening than what Six Month Smiles® or Invisalign® can offer, we may recommend traditional metal braces. The cool part is, we do all orthodontic treatments right here, so you don't need to visit another office. Once we perform an examination and take an Xray, we'll be able to determine if Comprehensive Orthodontics are the way to go. You’ll be on your way to a perfectly straight smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can teeth be straightened in only six months with adult braces?
The Six Month Smiles® technique employs the latest technology and techniques in dentistry to move your teeth quickly and safely with clear adult braces. The key components of the treatment are the use of unique, clear braces and a primary focus of moving the teeth that show when you smile.
Six months sounds good, but will I still have a mouth full of metal braces for the whole time?
No! Six Month Smiles® uses clear braces that are barely visible to gently straighten your teeth.
How are Six Month Smiles® braces more comfortable than regular braces?
Six Month Smiles® uses low force to move teeth gently. Many people think that the accelerated braces treatment means simply “tightening” regular braces to get the teeth moving, but that is not true. Six Month Smiles® utilizes standard orthodontic mechanics, but with an emphasis on the cosmetic appearance of your teeth rather than the position of your bite.
Do Six Month Smiles® braces damage the teeth, roots, or gums?
There are no more risks of root damage or other issues than those associated with traditional orthodontics. Since the forces used with Six Month Smiles® braces are lighter and teeth are seldom extracted, there are actually even fewer risks involved with Six Month Smiles®.
Will I have to wear a retainer?
Yes, as with any teeth-straightening treatment a retainer is necessary to maintain the straighter position of your teeth. If you don’t want to wear a removable retainer, you can have a bonded retainer placed. There are a variety of options that you can choose from according to your personal preference and situation.
What’s the catch?
There is no catch. If you are an adult (15 years and older) with crooked or spaced teeth and you're not looking for a major alteration to your bite, this could be the solution for you! Most adults ARE candidates for Six Month Smiles®.