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Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles is a special type of orthodontic treatment that is able to correct many types of dental issues in about six months. This length of time is substantially shorter than the usual one to two years that are required for standard braces. Six Month Smiles utilizes clear brackets and tooth-colored nickel-titanium wires to apply a continuous low-force movement on the teeth. Our experts recommend Six Month Smiles for patients who can benefit from the cosmetic straightening that is provided from braces, without needing a complex correction to their bite.

Some of the dental issues that can be treated by Six Month Smiles include:

  • Spacing issues
  • Diastemas
  • Overbites
  • Open bites
  • Crowding
  • Asymmetrical teeth

Six Month Smiles Treatment

The first step of Six Month Smiles treatment is to determine whether or not the patient is a good candidate. If they are, our experts will fit their teeth with transparent brackets and tooth-colored arch wires. These devices will be placed in extremely precise positions in order to achieve the fastest, most effective results. When applying these devices, we will start by fusing the clear brackets to the teeth using a bonding agent. Once secure, we will attach the arch wires to the brackets and adjust their positioning to encourage tooth movement.

From there, the patient will need to visit our practice on a monthly basis to have their wires adjusted. The process is very quick, only requiring about 10 to 15 minutes per visit. It will take about six months for their teeth to fully adjust to the desired position; however, this process can take longer if larger issues are being corrected. Once treatment is complete, we will remove the brackets and wires, and the patient will enjoy beautifully straightened teeth. It may still be necessary to use a retainer to maintain the new positioning.

Dr. Halabo has been named a top dentist for 15 consecutive years! If you would like to find out if you’re a good candidate for Six Month Smiles, please call us at (619) 427-0810 to schedule an appointment.

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"I have been going to Dr. Halabo for over ten years. Dr. Halabo, his hygienist, and his assistants are friendly, attentive and super efficient. The staff is very organized and knowledgeable. They make you feel as comfortable as possible even offering you a set of headphones and a remote with each chair having its own tv and a second screen in the ceiling. This place definitely meets all of my standards and would recommend this place to everybody!"

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"Staff Is Very professional, very friendly. Dr.Halabo is the definition of a Family Dentist! Such a great place for the health of your teeth! Love this place and the people! This place is a Great investment to your health! Make sure to stop by this place if you want to care for those pearly whites!"

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