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You May Be Six Months From A New Smile

Who has the best smile of all the people you know? Can you see that smile now if you just think about it?

What makes that smile great?

Would you like to have that kind of smile?

You can, and you may be able to get in less time than you realize.

Traditional braces can take two years or more to move your teeth, but you could change your smile in just six months with the help of the dentists at Moss in Fredericksburg, VA.

Smiles Matter

Our smiles are a big part of who we are.

Whether you have a great smile or a bad one, people will remember it.

In fact, nearly half of adults in the United States consider a smile the thing they most remember after meeting someone, according to a survey conducted by Kelton Global.

Among adults over 50 years old, more than half said they are likely to remember someone’s smile after meeting him or her for the first time.

In fact, that same survey found that people are twice as likely to remember someone’s smile rather than what that person actually said.

How do people remember you? Or rather, what do people remember about your smile?

What Do You Want To Change?

If you are self-conscious about your smile, it can affect your life in a number of ways.

First and foremost, it affects your confidence.

When you are meeting someone for the first time, do you greet him or her with a handshake and a smile? Or, do you try to hide your teeth in some way?

Some people are so embarrassed that they try to never allow anyone to see their teeth. They hold their hands over their mouths when they talk. They keep a napkin close to their face whenever they eat.

Some patients seem ashamed of their teeth. They talk quietly. They keep their heads down when they speak, which also makes it harder to understand what they are trying to say.

This can affect you at work, and it can have a detrimental effect on your personal life. In the worst cases, some people even shy away from social situations with their family and friends.

Get Focused

If you are ready to fix your smile, then now is the time to consider your options.

  • Traditional braces use brackets and wire to push and pull your teeth. As we mentioned earlier, this can take about two years to complete.
  • Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to push your teeth in the right direction. On average, Invisalign uses can expect to wear the aligners for 12 months.
  • Six Month Smiles also uses brackets and wires, but it typically takes (you guessed it) six months to complete this treatment.

How can Six Month Smiles work so much faster than traditional braces?

It’s a matter of focus.

Traditional braces may be attached to all your teeth. This makes the process more complicated, and it may involve moving your molars.

Molars are the largest and heaviest teeth in your mouth. For that reason, it takes more time and more effort to change their position.

If your primary focus is to improve the appearance of your smile, then you can save time by focusing on your front teeth.

That’s exactly what we do with Six Month Smiles. By focusing on the smaller teeth in the front of your mouth, we are able to straighten out the appearance of your smile in less time. These teeth are lighter, so they will move more easily than your molars.

Why Just The Front Teeth?

If your focus is a cosmetic improvement to your smile, all you have to do is look in a mirror to understand this. 

When you smile are all your teeth visible or just the teeth in the front? Straightening those teeth can make a dramatic difference aesthetically.

When you see your new smile, it may make a big difference in how you feel about yourself.

You may not feel the need to hide your teeth behind your hand or a napkin. You may hold you head higher. You may feel more comfortable expressing your ideas at work.

You may start looking forward to going out with your family and friends again.

Reshape Your Smile

With Six Month Smiles, you can improve your smile in time for Thanksgiving. 

If you live in or near Fredericksburg, VA, make plans to visit the dentists at Moss. To make an appointment, simply fill out our online form or call (540) 369-4926.