Six Month Smiles Can Lead To A More Confident Smile

Try to imagine what your ideal smile would look like. Would you have straight teeth? Are they straight now? You could have a straight smile in as little as six months with a special set of braces.

Start by making an appointment at our dentist office in Fredericksburg, VA. When you are there, find out what Six Months Smiles® could do for your teeth.

Six Month Smiles is part of our cosmetic dentistry. It’s also a unique approach to orthodontic treatment that can give you the smile you want in about one-fourth of the time it would take with traditional braces.

If this sounds impossible, keep reading. Talk to Lloyd F. Moss Jr., D.D.S., & Lloyd F. Moss III, D.D.S., and be ready to see your new smile soon.

Call (540) 369-4926 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation.


We Want To See Your (Six Month) Smiles

We have seen how someone’s smile can make a difference in their lives as well as other people’s lives.

When someone has a great smile, we say is “lights up a room.” This is because seeing a warm, genuine smile makes other people feel better, too. We’ve experienced this with patients in our office, and you’ve probably had similar experiences at work or when you are spending time with your loved ones.

The difficulty comes with someone does not like the look of their smile. We’ve had patients who were ashamed or even embarrassed by their teeth. As a result, they would go out of their way to hide their teeth.

They would look down when they spoke. They would put their hands over their mouths when they talked. And from what they’ve told us, they would use a napkin to hide their teeth whenever they ate.

Both dentists at the Moss dentist office what you and all our patients to feel comfortable and confident with your smile. We know this can improve your self-esteem, and that can carry over into your personal life and professional career.

Six Month Smiles is a great way to make a crooked smile straight in a fraction of the time of traditional orthodontics. Call (540) 369-4926 if you would like to learn if it might be able to help you.


How Six Month Smiles Lives Up To Its Name

Traditional braces can take two years or more to move your teeth into their new, straight positions. So how, you may be asking, could you get those same results in six months? Focus, that’s how.

Patients who undergo traditional orthodontic care want their smiles to look nicer, certainly, by they may be having their teeth straightened for other reasons, too. That could mean moving every tooth in his or her mouth.

Many times, this includes their molars, which are the larger, flatter teeth in the back of the mouth. Molars aren’t larger. They are heavier, too. That means it takes more effort to get those teeth to move. With braces, more effort means more time.

Six Month Smiles could be described as cosmetic orthodontics. The focus of this treatment is on improving the appearance of your smile. To do that, it’s usually not necessary to move your molars from where they are now.

Take a look in the mirror and smile. (If you don’t have a mirror, take a quick “selfie” with your teeth showing.) What do you see? More than likely, you can’t see your molars when you smile anyway.

The teeth you can see are the only ones that Six Month Smiles will move. Those teeth at the front of your mouth are smaller and lighter than your molars. The same pressure leads to faster movement in this case.

That’s why you could transform your smile in six months (give or take a couple months) depending on how much your teeth need to move.


What Six Months Smiles Can Do

It’s important to note that Six Month Smiles can fix a number of mild to moderate alignment issues. These include:

◆ Crowding

◆ Gaps between teeth

◆ Crookedness

◆ Bite issues (overbites, underbites)

By the end of your treatment, your smile could look straight with evenly spaced teeth. That will change the appearance of your smile, and it may encourage you to smile more often at home, at work, and when you are out and about with your friends.


Schedule A Six Month Smiles Consultation

We wish we could say that Six Month Smiles is a great option for everyone. To know if you should use this system or another one, you should make plans to visit with one of our dentists if you live in or near Fredericksburg, VA.

You can contact us online or by calling (540) 369-4926.