Short Term Orthodontics at Affinity Dental
Dr. Kelly Wettstein is a Recognized 6 Month Braces Provider. At Affinity Dental we offer this popular short term orthodontics technique that provides a way to improve your smile discreetly and in just 6 months!
About 6 Month Braces
Everyone knows that a beautiful smile is powerful and attractive. However, most people also feel self-conscious about their own smile. People often avoid pursuing the smile of their dreams for three main reasons:
- They think braces have to take 2-3 years.
- They think braces have to cost $6000 or more.
- They think braces have to be bulky, metal or clear brackets that are uncomfortable.
None of these are true! Dentistry has been revolutionized with 6 Month Braces!
A new smile can comfortably be created in just 6 Months, using tooth-colored brackets and small, titanium wires. Adults (15 yrs and older) no longer have to wear metal braces for 2 years to get the smile they’ve always wanted.
6 Month Braces is an easy and affordable way to greatly improve your smile, leaving behind the embarrassment of crooked, crowded, and spaced teeth! By focusing on moving the teeth that show when you smile and NOT making large changes to your bite, Dr. Wettstein can safely and comfortably correct your crooked or spaced teeth. In addition, the cost for 6 Month Braces is typically less than traditional braces!
Watch video of Dr. Wettstein explain 6 Month Braces.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can teeth be straightened in only six months?
The Six Month Braces 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.
Six months sounds good, but will I still have a mouth full of metal for the whole time?
No! Six Month Braces dentists use tooth-colored braces that are barely visible. The wires are usually tooth-colored as well. These are nothing like metal braces!
How are Six Month Braces more comfortable than regular braces?
Six Month 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.
Do Six Month 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 Braces braces are lighter and teeth are seldom extracted, there are actually even fewer risks involved with Six Month Braces orthodontics.
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 really 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 Braces.