Frequently Asked Questions About 6 Month Smiles.


    Posted by Dr. William Linger, DDS, MAGD

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    Six Month Smiles uses clear braces to straighten your teeth in six months. Our patients love it because it's a safe and quick way to get a winning smile. Ready to learn more about this popular treatment? We've compiled a list below of the most frequently asked questions we've received from patients about Six Month Smiles

    Am I A Good Candidate for Six Month Smiles? 

    You may be a good candidate for Six Month Smiles if you are an adult with crooked, spaced or misaligned teeth.

    How is Six Month Smiles Different From Traditional Metal Braces? 

    Traditional metal braces are very effective at straightening teeth but they are not discrete. They can take anywhere from one or two years (or longer) to straighten your teeth. Patients with metal braces, especially if they are adults, may also feel self-conscious when they smile or speak to other people.

    Six Month Smiles allows you to achieve similar results without having a mouth full of metal. It's Lucid-Lok clear brackets and thin enamel-colored wires makes it easier for the braces to blend in with your natural teeth.

    Your dentist also doesn't have to frequently "tighten" the clear braces like they may have to with metal braces. The Six Month Smiles clear braces system may be more affordable than conventional metal braces.

    Are Six Month Smiles Braces Uncomfortable?

    This type of treatment is relatively more comfortable than other orthodontic options since it uses low force to move teeth into better alignment. 

    The majority of our patients who decide to sign up for the Six Month Smiles clear braces system do not feel any discomfort, although it all depends on your teeth and how much movement is needed to make them straight. If you do feel uncomfortable, please consult your dentist as soon as possible.     

    Will I Need A Retainer After Finishing the Six Month Smiles Treatment?  

    Yes, you may need to use a retainer after participating in the Six Month Smiles program to maintain your new smile. You can discuss the options available to you with your dentist. 

    Does it Really Only Take Six Months? 

    Yes! Many patients only need six months to get an amazing smile, but some patients may need to use the system for a shorter or longer duration of time. Overall, the treatment duration will vary depending on your specific dental needs.

    How Much Does it Cost?

    If you're interested in the Six Month Smiles process but aren't sure how you will finance it, we can help! We believe money shouldn't get in the way between you and the smile you deserve.

    Our dental practice offers simple financing plans where you can either pay no interest for a full year or make affordable monthly payments with a low interest rate. We will walk you through the financing process step-by-step so that you can get the dental services you need.

    Learn More About Six Month Smiles

    If you would like to learn more about Six Month Smiles, please contact us today! At the dental practice of William Linger, DDS, MAGD, our top priority is our patients' comfort and oral health. When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Linger he can answer all of your questions about this innovative system. He can also talk with you further and determine if you would be a good candidate for Six Month Smiles.

    We are the premier provider of Six Month Smiles in North Carolina. You can be confident that you will receive the best personalized care whenever you visit our dental office. Dr. Linger will make sure that you are comfortable and explain everything every step of the way.  

    Topics: Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry

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