Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles

Fast, Tooth-Colored Braces for Adults

Dr. Latham offers fast, effective teeth straightening for adults using the revolutionary Six Month Smiles system. Six Month Smiles focuses only on your teeth that are visible, and is thus able to provide fast results. Treatment time generally varies from four months to nine months—with an average of six months—whereas orthodontic treatment with traditional, metal braces can take several years.

The Six Month Smiles system uses tooth-colored brackets and wires that are barely noticeable. Gentle force is applied to your teeth, making for more comfortable treatment than with metal braces. Six Month Smiles is suitable for most adults and teenagers whose jaws have fully developed (generally around age 17 and up).

Dr. Latham loves helping her patients get the smiles they always wanted, and she is skilled at planning your treatment so that you can obtain the results you are looking for.

Complimentary Six Month Smiles Consultation

Come in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Latham and find out how Six Month Smiles can help you. You will receive:

  • Comprehensive oral exam, including bite check and gum evaluation
  • Consultation with the doctor
  • Discuss your smile goals
  • Find out if you are a candidate for Six Month Smiles
  • Get all your questions answered

To make an appointment, call 203.378.9500 or click here to request an appointment online.

Benefits of Six Month Smiles

The benefits of Six Month Smiles include:

Faster results

While individual treatment times generally vary between four and nine months, the average treatment time of Six Months smiles is only six months. This is much faster than treatment with regular braces, and is also faster than treatment with clear plastic aligners such as Invisalign®.

Less expensive

The cost of Six Month Smiles can depend upon you individual circumstances, but it will usually be less than the cost of traditional braces or with clear aligners.

Barely noticeable

Thanks to the tooth-colored brackets and wires, orthodontic treatment with Six Month Smiles is barely noticeable. Most people will not notice your braces from far away, and some people may not even notice them from up close.

More comfortable treatment

Six Month Smiles applies only gentle force to your teeth, which makes for more comfortable treatment than orthodontic treatment with regular braces.

Almost everyone is a candidate

Six Month Smiles does not correct major bite problems, but it does straighten the teeth that you want to have straightened, which can make great cosmetic improvements to your smile. While clear aligners, such as used in Invisalign treatment, only work for certain types of cases, Six Month Smiles can be used by almost all adults to get the smile they always wanted.

How Six Month Smiles Works

Dr. Latham will take great care with your diagnostics and treatment planning, and she will supervise your progress closely to ensure that you get the beautiful, straight smile you are looking for.

Comprehensive exam and smile evaluation

Before you get started, Dr. Latham will perform a comprehensive oral exam, including bite check, jaw joint evaluation and gum disease evaluation, to identify any factors that may need to be addressed before beginning your treatment. She will go over with you what goals you have for your smile, so that she can evaluate if Six Month Smiles is the right treatment option for you.

Planning your treatment

Next, the doctor will create study models of your teeth, and she will take photos of your smile and bite from the front and from the side, as well as photos of the biting surfaces of your teeth. She will use this information in the planning of your treatment.

Tooth-colored braces

The Six Month Smiles lab will fabricate your braces based on instructions from Dr. Latham. Your brackets and wires will be made of tooth-colored materials, so that are not very noticeable. After placement of your braces, you will visit our office every four weeks, so that the doctor can closely monitor your progress.

Complimentary retainers

When your treatment has been completed, we recommend that you wear retainers to ensure that your new, beautiful straight smile stays that way. We will provide with you complimentary retainers at then end of your treatment.

You can either get retainers in the form of clear plastic aligners, or you can get retainers with wire that’s bonded to the inside of your teeth (on the side where your tongue is). The choice depends on your personal preference, and on what the doctor recommends will work best for you.

Come and See Us for a Personal Consultation

You can come in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Latham to find out what Six Month Smiles can do for you. Dr. Latham will examine you, discuss your smile goals and answer any questions you may have.

To make an appointment, call 203.378.9500 or click here to request an appointment online.