Six Month Smiles is a comfortable and safe teeth alignment method for adults 16 and over with crooked, misaligned, or unevenly spaced teeth. This unique procedure uses clear braces and wires that mimic the natural color of your teeth. It’s an ideal approach for patients who desire a less noticeable alignment method and are looking for a more affordable alternative to popular clear aligners or traditional orthodontics.
Dr. Avery is a Six Month Smiles provider in Fairhope, AL and is pleased to offer this faster, more affordable orthodontic treatment option to patients around the Mobile Bay area.
To be eligible for any type of orthodontic treatment, patients should be in good oral health, free from gum disease or tooth decay. If these issues are present, your doctor will recommend restorative treatments prior to the placement of your braces.
Six Month Smiles can address several of the same issues as conventional braces, including:
It is important to note that while traditional braces address issues with all of the teeth, the primary objective of Six Month Smiles is to straighten the teeth that are visible when you smile. Therefore, if you have severe or complex orthodontic issues, you may be better suited for conventional treatment.
With Six Month Smiles, you’ll be able to watch your smile transform right before your eyes. That’s because our clear braces work faster than traditional orthodontics to align your teeth faster than most other solutions on the market today.
After meeting with Dr. Avery to determine if the Six Month Smiles treatment is right for you, the initial appointment to place the braces typically takes just an hour at Fairhope Bay Dental’s office. Over the next six months, you’ll meet with Dr. Avery anywhere from three to seven times for slight adjustments. Each adjustment will shift teeth closer to the straighter smile you’ve been wanting. After six months, Dr. Avery will remove the clear braces revealing your brand-new smile. To maintain the dramatic results from your Six Month Smiles treatment, Dr. Avery will fit you with a retainer to preserve the results of treatment. In just half a year, you can completely transform your lifelong smile.
The smile you’ve dreamed of is possible at Fairhope Bay Dental. Dr. Avery and our staff can discuss your alignment options and help you determine which approach will best fit with your lifestyle and expectations. If you’re in the Fairhope area and are ready to invest in a straighter smile, contact our office to schedule your consultation. Reach us Monday through Thursday at 905-333-8888
If you desire a straighter smile without the brackets or wires of traditional braces, consider Invisalign®. As an Invisalign® provider for the Fairhope area, Dr. Avery can help you create your perfect smile from start to finish.
Invisalign® clear aligners are FDA-approved and formulated without BPA or latex. Though removable for eating and drinking, Invisalign® clear aligners are worn for at least 20 hours a day to gradually shift teeth into alignment.
Invisalign® products are backed with over 20 years of research, and 5.5 million individual cases. You can trust that the proven Invisalign® method that has worked for millions of patients around the world can help you achieve the confident smile you desire.
Invisalign®’s patented SmartTrack plastic sets Invisalign® aligners apart from other clear aligners on the market:
Dr. Avery can help you determine if Invisalign® treatment is right for you. In general, the following alignment issues can be treated by Invisalign® clear aligners:
Overbite: Though most people have some level of an overbite, more dramatic overbites occur when the upper teeth significantly overlap or hide the lower front teeth.
Underbite: If your lower front teeth are in front of your upper front teeth when at rest, an underbite is most likely the cause. Underbites typically occur when the lower jaw projects farther forward than normal. Invisalign® can treat some underbites, though treatment may be combined with other oral surgery procedures to permanently resolve any underbite issues with your existing jaw structure.
Crossbite: When you bite down, if some of your upper teeth come down behind one or more of your lower teeth, it’s referred to as a crossbite. Invisalign® can treat some types of crossbites. Dr. Avery’s initial examination will determine whether it can work for your unique smile.
Gapped Teeth: Irregular spacing with gaps between two or more teeth can be fixed with Invisalign® treatment.
Open Bite: Dentists refer to “open” bites when the lower teeth don’t meet the upper teeth when biting down. It often causes difficulties in chewing or eating certain types of foods, but Invisalign® can help correct this problem.
Crowded Teeth: Teeth that overlap or twist must do so to fit into a space too small to accommodate all of a patient’s teeth. Typically, a small jaw or obstructive wisdom teeth are to blame. Overcrowding can cause problems with cleaning and brushing since some overlapped areas are difficult to reach. Invisalign® can eliminate crowding and make oral hygiene a breeze.
Ready to begin your journey to a straighter smile? Call our Fairhope office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Avery. A full examination can help you determine the timeline and potential costs of transforming your smile in just 12 months with Invisalign® clear aligners