Dr Hannahan

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Six Month Smiles

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We are happy to answer questions about our services and procedures.

These are a selection of some common questions that patients have. If your question isn't answered here, please contact our office. It's important to us that our patients understand their dental care.

Six Month Smiles

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 orthodontics.

 

Six Month Smiles braces use low force to move teeth more comfortably. Many people think that the accelerated 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.

 

The Six Month Smiles technique employs the latest technology and techniques in dentistry to move your teeth quickly and safely. The key components of the treatment are the use of special nickel titanium wires and a primary focus of moving the teeth that show when you smile.

We offer a range of cosmetic dentistry services such as veneers, porcelain crowns, bonding using tooth-colored composite, and even orthodontic treatments like Six Month Smiles. All our of dentistry is done with an eye toward aesthetics. We know that it's important that your teeth are both healthy and attractive. If you'd like to find out which of our services can help you meet your goals, call our office to schedule your consultation.

No! Six Month Smiles use tooth-colored braces that are barely visible. The wires are tooth-colored as well. These are nothing like metal braces!

 

There is no catch. If you are an adult (16 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.

 

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.

 
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May 11, 2020

We are open! Beginning today, we are resuming our normal business hours. You will find a few changes when you come to the office. We ask that you check in by phone when you arrive and wait in your car for further instructions. We will be taking temperatures with no contact thermometers and ask that you use hand sanitizer when you enter the office. We also ask for your patience when calling and emailing the office to schedule.  We have almost 7 weeks of missed appointments, and we are doing are very best to serve everyone. We are excited to see your smiling faces, again!!!