Many adults had braces as children, but now, over time, some of those teeth
have shifted. Now, thanks to a new program, you can get that straight smile
back in a fraction of the time of traditional braces.
Dr. Don Bigelow is one of the dentists pioneering the new “six month smile”
technology here in Utah.
Q: What do Six Month Smiles Lucid Lok braces and Chameleon wires look
A: Six Month Smiles braces and wires are barely noticeable – they blend very
well with the color of your teeth. These definitely aren’t metal braces!
Q: How can the Six Month Smile System straighten teeth in only six months?
A: The Six Month Smiles System employs new and specific orthodontic
technology that provides for safe, comfortable and efficient tooth movement.
Additionally, the aim of Six Month Smiles is to correct the items that you are
unhappy with and not make time consuming changes to the way your back
teeth bite together.
Q: Is the process uncomfortable?
A: Six Month Smiles involves light forces to gently move your teeth to their
new position. The process is comfortable. The short treatment times are not
achieved by using high forces on the teeth.
Q: Will I have to wear a retainer?
A: Yes, as with orthodontic 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 behind your teeth. There are
a variety of options that you can choose from according to your personal
preference and situation.
Q: What is the catch?
A: There is no catch. If you are an adult (16 and older) with crooked or
spaced teeth and you’re not looking for a major alteration to your bite, this is
a fantastic option for you!
Q: Does everyone really finish in 6 months?
A: Six months is the average treatment time. Most patients finish around six
months, but treatment times range from 4-9 months.
For more information, you can contact Dr. Bigelow at http://donbigelowdental.com/