It is amazing what advances have been made in the fields of orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry in the past few years. Fortunately, as your preferred dentist in Kailua-Kona, Carter Yokoyama, DDS has kept up to date on some of the most significant of these advances, including Six Month Smiles.
What are Six Month Smiles?
If you are interested in the latest methods for improving the look and/or function of a smile, you know about braces as well as invisible options like Invisalign systems. These approaches are proven methods for aligning the teeth, closing gaps or fixing a poor bite, and other issues. The Six Month Smiles are a new and unique alternative to tooth straightening, and if you are a good candidate, you can see vast improvement in the looks of your smile as the name implies – six short months.
Braces and aligner systems begin on the understanding that they are going to take at least six months, and often more, to begin achieving results. With this six-month method, you will undergo rapid changes, however, not all patients can qualify for this approach.
Who Can Have This Treatment?
While anyone who wants to use cosmetic dentistry or orthodontics to straighten their smiles will be able to find solutions, it is patients with mild to moderate gaps, overlapping or crookedness in the front teeth who can enjoy the Six Month Smile treatment.
It takes specialized training and certification to offer this rapid-fire treatment, and Dr. Yokoyama has been fully trained and is able to consult with patients and assess their needs. If you are a good candidate, molds are made of your mouth and custom made, tooth-colored brackets are prepared by a specialty lab. These are applied in a very specific way by the doctor in our Kailua-Kona office, and within six months, the issues should be fully corrected.
You will have to use the same, attentive oral hygiene that you have always done, and most patients have to modify their diets just like those who use classic braces. Fortunately, you only have to do this for six months. Regular visits to check your progress are also part of the treatment, but this is one of the most scientifically backed options designed to work quickly and effectively.
Contact Our Dentist in Kailua-Kona for Six Month Smiles
If you still have some questions about Six Month Smiles, feel free to give us a contact us at our Kailua-Kona, HI office at 808-322-0101. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.