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A New Smile In Six Months Is Possible

Six months from now …

You are getting ready for a night out with your spouse and some of your closest friends. As you check your hair and your outfit in the mirror, you can’t help smiling.

You look good, and your smile looks fantastic!

You are so glad you visited Lloyd F. Moss Jr., D.D.S., & Lloyd F. Moss III, D.D.S. to find out about Six Month Smiles. If you hadn’t, then you might still be staring at the same crooked smile that has bothered you for years and years.

It’s nice knowing that a dentist office in Fredericksburg, VA, was able to help you resolve the issues with your smile in such a short amount of time.

Present Day

When you look in the mirror or at photos that have been posted on social media, it makes you a little sad. Your teeth just don’t look the way that they should. At least, they don’t look how you think they should.

When you look at your co-workers’ smiles, you can’t help noticing how straight and neat their teeth look. When you look at your own smile, you notice the crooked teeth and the gaps between some of them.

You want your smile to look nicer, but you remember the horror stories you heard from your friends about wearing braces. Most of them had to wear them for a couple years (and a few had to wear them even longer) to complete their treatments.

It has made you hesitant to try it yourself, and yet, you continue to wish for a nicer smile.

You start doing some research online when you learn about Six Month Smiles. At first, it seems too good to be true. Could you really get the smile you want in half a year’s time?

Then you learn that dentists in Fredericksburg offer that very service, so you schedule a consultation with Lloyd F. Moss Jr., D.D.S., & Lloyd F. Moss III, D.D.S.

At Your Consultation

The dentist listens to what you want to do. He listens as you point out that the things that you would like to change about your smile.

You express your interest in Six Month Smiles and your concerns that it will live up to its name.

The dentist lets you know that you are indeed a good candidate for this treatment, and he explains how it’s able to work so quickly.

Traditional braces use brackets and wires to move teeth into straighter and evenly aligned positions. Six Month Smiles also uses brackets and wires.

The difference is the focus of each kind of treatment.

Traditional braces move all of your teeth. This includes your molars, which are the larger teeth in the back of your mouth. This makes the process of moving your teeth more complicated, which is why the average person who gets braces will wear them for about two years.

Six Month Smiles is different because its focus is mostly on the cosmetic improvement of your smile. As a result, these braces move only the teeth in the front of your mouth. In other words, it moves the teeth that are visible when you smile.

When you look at your smile in the mirror, you realize that your molars really aren’t that visible.

The teeth in the front of your mouth are smaller than your molars. With Six Month Smiles, you are moving fewer and lighter teeth, which explains how this system is able to work so quickly compared to traditional braces.

What To Expect From Six Month Smiles

The Six Month Smiles uses ceramic brackets, which makes them more discreet than traditional metal braces.

These braces use low forces to move your teeth. Keep in mind that they are moving the smallest, lightest teeth in your mouth, so heavy forces aren’t essential during this treatment.

At the end of your treatment, as will any orthodontic care, you will need to wear a retainer for a short time. This is done to reduce the risk of your teeth relapse. This is when your teeth drift back toward their original positions.

A retainer is a way of “teaching” your teeth that their new positions are where they are supposed to be.

Get Your Smile Sooner

It’s time for you to have a smile that you aren’t ashamed to show other people. It’s time to learn if Six Month Smiles or another treatment can give that smile to you.

Just call our dentist office in Fredericksburg, VA, at (540) 369-4926 or fill out our online form to get started.