Six Month Smiles®
Six Month Smiles® is a modern twist on tried-and-true orthodontics. It takes the best aspects of braces and modifies the treatment and materials to give adults a common-sense, cosmetic solution that fits their lifestyles and provides the optimal final result.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can teeth be straightened in only six months?
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.
Six months sounds good, but will I still have a mouth full of metal for the whole time?
No! Dr. Rogers uses tooth-colored braces that are barely visible. The wires are tooth-colored as well. These are nothing like metal braces!
How are Six Month Smiles braces more comfortable than regular braces?
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.
Do Six Month Smiles 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 Smiles braces are lighter and teeth are seldom extracted, there are actually even fewer risks involved with Six Month Smiles 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 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 Smiles.
ClearCorrect™ Teeth Straightening
If you’re like many adults who want straighter teeth but don’t want to go through the hassle of traditional metal braces, ClearCorrect™ is the clear answer to your needs. With no wires or brackets, ClearCorrect is just clear, convenient comfort and a definite reason to smile!
With ClearCorrect, Dr. Rogers uses a series of custom-made aligners to gradually reposition your teeth. The aligners are comfortable to wear and can be removed, so you can eat and brush your teeth as you normally would. Because the aligners are made from a transparent plastic material, people might not even know you’re wearing braces at all!
We know that for many of our patients, a smile of pearly white teeth is the dream. Because everyone differs in the exact way they want to reach this goal, we offer three different treatments to choose from. Whatever you decide, your dream smile is within reach!
With custom trays, you don’t have to sit in the office waiting for your teeth to whiten. We provide you with unique trays to place whitening gel in to complete the treatment at home. Because they’re created just for you, they’re comfortable and fit just right.
For others, taking care of teeth whitening during their dental visit is preferable. With KöR Deep Bleaching™, we can easily brighten your teeth up to 16 shades without causing as much tooth sensitivity as other options. This procedure consists of two in-office treatments with a week of at-home whitening in between. We also give you an easy-to-follow maintenance program that can make your new smile last a lifetime!
With Opalescence® Boost by Ultradent, all you need is to stop by for one visit. This option is so powerful that it doesn’t even need a light to give you noticeable results in 30 minutes and a dazzling white smile in one hour!
Self-conscious about discoloration, chips, gaps, and cracks in your teeth? Well, rest easy knowing that that’s all fixable with veneers! Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that let us create an individualized treatment plan to achieve your dream smile, and we offer the procedure in two different forms.
Traditional veneers are thin sheets that we bond to the front of your teeth to correct color, shape, and size of teeth, and even the gaps in between them. By the end of the procedure, you’ll have a stunning, natural-looking smile that you can be proud of.
Lumineers® porcelain veneers are the comfortable, conservative way to achieve that natural and beautiful smile. They are thin sheets of porcelain sculpted by hand and bonded permanently to the front side of your teeth. Because they require minimal preparation, most veneers can be applied in just two or three visits to our office, with NO shots and NO drills. No kidding!
If you would rather not have any permanent treatment done to straighten your teeth, then Snap-On Smile™, a removable appliance that comes in 18 different designs and 23 shades, might be the right choice for you. Made from strong, flexible material, it’s a great solution for a new look that our team is happy to discuss with you further.
Don’t waste years trying to straighten your smile. Try PowerProx® accelerated braces! These braces use minimally visible, tooth-colored brackets and wires that move your teeth quickly. They also use a technology known as “shape memory,” which means that we won’t need to make as many adjustments throughout the treatment. Dramatic results can be yours in just 6 to 9 months!
As a fast-acting, teeth-straightening option, the Inman Aligner® works to remedy minor teeth crowing, protrusions, crossbites, and more. And by fast-acting, we mean that most treatments are finished within only 6 to 16 weeks!
The custom-made aligner employs nickel titanium springs to gently and safely shift your teeth. Every couple of weeks you’ll come into our practice so we can monitor the movement. With this speedy, affordable dental treatment, you’ll be smiling for all to see in no time!