Six Month Smiles

Patient Education Resource

Chicago Dental Smiles serves these neighborhoods from our downtown Chicago dentist office: The Loop, Streeterville, River North, Near West Loop, Near South Loop, Lakeshore East, Gold Coast, Old Town and Lincoln Park.

WHY SIX MONTH SMILES?

Your downtown Chicago dentist, Mohit Joshi, DDS

Six Month Smiles short term orthodontic treatment is a modern twist on tried-and-true orthodontics. There is little debate within the orthodontic community that braces are the most widely used and most effective method to give patients straight, healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. Six Month Smiles has taken the best aspects of braces and modified the treatment and the materials to give adults a common-sense, cosmetic solution that fits your lifestyle.

Corrective Treatments:

  • Extrusions
  • Rotations
  • Intrusions
  • Tipping

WHAT TO EXPECT WITH SIX MONTH SMILES

Your downtown Chicago dentist, Mohit Joshi, DDS

The Six Month Smiles braces are also ideal for orthodontic problems that cause issues with the front teeth like diastemas, spacing, overbites, open bites, and crowding teeth, to name a few.

After receiving a detailed examination of your jaw, teeth, gums, and overall oral health, Dr. Joshi will obtain X-rays, photographs, and impressions that will be used to determine whether or not Six Month Smiles will work for you.

After deciding that Six Month Smiles will work for you the next step is for the Six Month Smile laboratory to calculate the precision tooth movement required to perfectly straighten your front teeth and then decide where the clear brackets and tooth-colored wires should go.

The following visit to Chicago Dental Smiles will consist of the fitting of the clear brackets and tooth-colored wires. After fitting, the brackets will be fused, with bonding adhesive, to your front tooth’s enamel surface. They are placed in exactly the right position and a custom tray is inserted to hold it in place. Once the bracket is set, the tray is removed and the adhesive is hardened with a high-intensity light. The last step in fitting the Six Month Smiles braces is to attach the tooth colored wires and to adjust them to fit.

  • Extrusions
  • Rotations
  • Intrusions
  • Tipping