Six Month Smiles ®

At Dr. Elizabeth Kilpatrick-Fox dental practice we understand how powerful a great smile can be, especially when it comes to boosting your self-confidence. Therefore, we offer a range of services that can help you get a healthy, beautiful, and white smile. One such treatment option is Six Month Smiles ®.

Six Month Smiles ® is a short-term treatment (with long-term benefits) that provides the best aspects of braces while fitting with patients’ lifestyles. Comprising of clear brackets and tooth-colored wires, it straightens the teeth and effectively closes or widens the gaps between them to give you the smile you have always wanted.

Advantages of Six Month Smiles ®

Six Month Smiles® offers numerous benefits, which is why we have added it to our list of services and suggest it to our patients.

  • Short Treatment Duration – This treatment often lasts for only six months, which is a lot less compared to conventional braces. Combined with low forces, this short treatment time ensures comfort, safety, and hygiene.
  • Affordability – Compared to traditional braces, this option is less expensive. While the cost of this treatment depends on your treatment goals among other factors, you will still be paying less to treat conditions such as misaligned teeth, crossbite, overbite, overcrowded teeth, and gaps between teeth.
  • Convenience – Six Month Smiles® only focuses on the front teeth, further ensuring your comfort by keeping the rest of your mouth free from bands. This, in turn, ensures that your bite does not change significantly. Moreover, since it is transparent in color, it also maintains the natural look of your teeth and allows you to smile confidently.

The Procedure for Six Month Smiles ®

If you are interested in Six Month Smiles ®, you will need to visit our practice at 1507 Kings Highway Route 605, Swedesboro for an initial consultation. After examining your teeth and discussing your orthodontic requirements, Dr. Fox will create a customized plan to detail the stages of your treatment.

The next step is taking x-rays, impressions of your teeth, and intraoral and facial photographs. These will be forwarded to the lab, which will then calculate the precision tooth movement necessary to achieve the results you want and determine where the clear brackets and wires should be placed.

During your next appointment, you will be fitted with Six Month Smiles®. Dr. Fox will fuse the clear brackets to the enamel surface of your front teeth using a bonding adhesive. Next, she will insert a custom tray onto your teeth to hold the brackets in place and ensure that they settle properly. After using a high-intensity light to secure the brackets, she will attach the arch wires and adjust them for proper tooth movement.

After the initial placement, you will need to visit us every four to five weeks to properly adjust and tighten the archwires. We will schedule your visits accordingly until your treatment is completed and the brackets and wires are removed.

To an initial consultation or get more information on the Six Month Smiles® braces treatment, call us now at 856 467 1100 or visit 1507 Kings Highway Route 605, Swedesboro, NJ 08085.