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Six Month Smiles? 3 Reasons to avoid this product.

Six Month Smiles is a company that sells a clear brace designed to straighten your front teeth in roughly six months. This product is marketed to general dentists and only focuses on tackling cosmetic problems and straightening the front teeth, leading to quicker results.

This type of treatment can be referred to as short-term orthodontics and is one that can seem like the perfect solution for improving your smile. It is essential to keep in mind that there are drawbacks to orthodontic treatment that happens in six months. At King Orthodontics, we have put together three reasons why you should avoid this Six Month Smiles Product.

Placement Doesn’t RequDental alignersire a Specialist

This product does not require general dentists to have the knowledge of where or how to place the braces. Non-dentist technicians determine the location of the braces on the teeth. They are then installed by a general dentist using a special tray that places all of the braces on the teeth at the same time.

This technique, called indirect bonding, is an excellent method if completed by an orthodontist who knows where and how to place the braces. In many cases, a general dentist learns how to place the braces through a two-day course, which does not guarantee accurate, quality results.

Result May Not Be What You Expect

This product is focused only on straightening the front teeth, but it won’t improve your bite. In some cases, this treatment can lead to a worse bite. Comprehensive orthodontic treatment is much more than just straightening teeth. It also involves improving the overall bite and function of your teeth.

Treatment can be Costly and Time-Consuming

In many cases, patients are not made aware of the limitations of the Six Month Smiles brace, causing their expectations to be much higher than the results of the treatment. Once you’ve done the treatment, the only way to improve the results further is to go through treatment again. This can be a costly and time-consuming process that is not likely worth your trouble. Professional, comprehensive orthodontic care is your best option when it comes to improving your smile.

Professional, Quality Orthodontic Care

Don’t waste your time and money on a quick way to make your smile straighter. With the comprehensive orthodontic care offered by King Orthodontics, we have the solution for you to help you achieve a straighter, healthier smile. From clear braces to Invisalign, we can help you find the right treatment for your smile. Contact King Orthodontics today to learn more about our treatment options and schedule your appointment today!

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