Millions of adults throughout the country are embarrassed or self-conscious about the state of their teeth, but want to avoid the awkward process of having braces.. Fortunately, there are other options, and Dr. Alvarado at The Lakes Family Dental is happy to offer Six-Month smiles in McAllen, TX to our valued patients.

The Basics

Just like it sounds, Six Month Smiles are a type of orthodontic brace that straightens and corrects problems with your smile in just six months. The procedure uses nickel-titanium wires that are the same color as the tooth so they are not obvious.

The teeth move slowly over the six-month time frame and make for a safer, more comfortable alternative to traditional braces. Those who require more complex corrections to an occlusion or bite may require more extensive treatment, but Six-Month Smiles is ideal for those who want a cosmetic fix for crooked teeth.

Are You a Candidate?

Dental problems are caused by many things, and as you age, the teeth shift and you may be unhappy with your smile. This procedure is ideal for those who have cosmetic dental issues caused by any of the following:

·         Reverse smile lines

·         Overlapping and crowding teeth

·         Open bites and overbites

·         Spacing and diastemas

·         Asymmetry or canted midlines

To determine if you are a candidate, we will do a thorough examination including facial and intraoral photographs, X-rays and teeth impressions that are used to determine how the teeth will fit together after treatment. 

Contact Us

As with any type of cosmetic dental treatment, there are extenuating factors that may affect your ability to use this procedure to straighten your teeth. If you are interested in learning more about Six Month Smiles and how they can benefit your life, we encourage you to call our office today to schedule an appointment.