Six-Month Braces in Mount Pleasant, SC

Straightening your teeth with traditional braces can be a costly and time-consuming affair. The process can take years and may create a look different than you may have wanted. Metal braces can also be extremely uncomfortable and a source of constant hygienic issues.

Many adults with crooked front teeth don’t need or want long-term orthodontic treatment; they just want to improve their smile. Six Month Braces available at our Mount Pleasant, SC dental office is a perfect option because it is designed to straighten only the teeth that show when you smile.

Six-Month Braces, however, allow people the ability to effectively and efficiently develop a healthy, beautiful smile in a very short time and at nearly one-half the cost of traditional metal braces!

You may also hear Six Month Braces referred to as Six-Month Smiles. This new way of straightening teeth eliminates the unsightliness of bulky metal braces while targeting the area of your smile most important to you. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Annan to learn more, please call us at (843) 884-7200.

What are Six Month Braces?

Six-Month Braces utilizes tooth-colored wires and brackets that blend better with your smile than metal braces. This amazing innovation also relies on low-force realignment, and an average treatment can end in a period of just six months, improving overall comfort as well as hygiene.

By focusing on particular problem areas that concern you, this technique allows for targeted, precise teeth alignments in a shorter period of treatment than traditional braces. Six-Month Braces in Mount Pleasant, SC is a more affordable and more effective alternative to Invisalign, which doesn’t offer the same level of control or expediency.

What makes Six Month Braces different?

Six Month Smiles are the perfect choice for adults because they won’t detract from your beautiful smile. Instead of uncomfortable metal brackets and wires, Six Month Smiles braces incorporate clear brackets and tooth-colored wires to position your teeth slowly and invisibly.

Wearing Six Month Smiles applies gentle force to the front teeth that show when you smile. Because of the way the system moves your teeth, we can complete treatment in an average of six months. And shorter treatment times means that Six Month Smiles clear braces are generally more affordable than traditional braces.

Dr. Annan would be happy to explain the treatment process in detail, so please call East Cooper Smiles to arrange an appointment.

Do Six Month Smiles cost the same as braces?

Treatment with traditional braces can take years and involves frequent visits to your dentist for adjustments. Spending less time in braces with Six Month Smiles means fewer visits to our Mount Pleasant, SC dental office, which often translates into treatment that’s more affordable than full braces. When we meet with you, we’ll be able to give you a better idea of what the cost of treatment will be for your unique needs.

Will Six Month Smiles fix my dental bite?

Many adults who want to straighten their teeth don’t necessarily want or need to address bite problems like underbites or overbites. While Six Month Smiles moves your teeth similarly to traditional braces do, they won’t correct a bad dental bite.

The goal is to improve the appearance of teeth that show when you smile. That is why most patients complete treatment in six months or less. After evaluating your situation, Dr. Annan will tell you if he thinks you would benefit from orthodontic treatment that also corrects your dental bite.

Do I have to avoid certain foods with Six Month Braces?

Even though you will only wear your Six Month Braces for a short period of time, you do need to take care of them to avoid complications. Since you will have brackets and wires that are affixed to your teeth, you will need to eliminate some foods from your diet during treatment.

After we place your brackets and wires on your teeth, we’ll give you a list of guidelines for oral hygiene and foods you should avoid. We typically advise patients who are undergoing orthodontic treatment with Six Month Smiles to temporary eliminate items such as:

  • Bagels
  • Hard, crusty bread
  • Pizza
  • Popcorn kernels
  • Certain nuts
  • Taffy or caramel
  • Gummy candies

A good rule of thumb to remember is that if you have to use utensils to eat it, it's probably okay; if you can pick it up in your hand, you should probably avoid it. It’s a small sacrifice to make for a straight, healthy smile, and you actually can well do without some of the foods on this list anyway. And the good news is that in about six months you’ll be able to enjoy all your favorite foods again while sporting your beautiful new smile.

Who should get Six-Month Braces?

At East Cooper Smiles, we make Six Month Braces an accessible option to all of our patients who want a straighter smile. If your goal is to correct the aesthetics of your smile, then Six Month Braces at our Mount Pleasant, SC dental office may be a good choice for you.

Call us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Annan, and he will be happy to evaluate your needs and make the appropriate recommendation.

What is Dr. Annan’s experience with Six Month Braces?

Our practice was the first in our area to offer patients this unique opportunity, an exciting new orthodontic method and alternative to traditional tooth alignment. Dr. Jason Annan, DDS is an expert in the application and the advantages of Six-Month Braces and continues to use his vast wealth of knowledge and experience to provide patients a better way to develop glowingly beautiful smiles!

Call us today to schedule a free consultation and find out more about the benefits Six-Month Braces can offer you.

What types of orthodontics do you offer?

If you are considering improving your smile with orthodontics, you need to know what options are available to you. Most adults who come to us and want orthodontic treatment feel hesitant about traditional braces because of the brackets and wires involved. If you are a professional or if you have an active social life, you probably don’t feel like traditional orthodontics is a realistic option for you.

However, at East Cooper Smiles, Dr. Jason Annan offers two orthodontic solutions for our adult patients looking to improve the aesthetics of their smiles. 

Invisalign – Invisalign utilizes clear plastic trays to gradually move your teeth over time. How long your treatment will take depends upon the severity of your misalignment. Invisalign is a great option for people who want flexibility because the clear aligner trays are removable for eating and oral hygiene. 

Six Month Braces – Six Month Braces provides options for patients looking to improve the teeth that are visible when you smile. This innovative system moves teeth quickly and treatment time only averages about six months. Because of the reduced treatment time, Six Month Braces are also incredibly affordable.

With an evaluation, we can help you determine the treatment that can best help you to achieve your aesthetic goals. Dr. Annan will explain the pros and cons of each treatment so that you can feel confident in your decision to move forward with cosmetic orthodontics.

Is Six Month Smiles or Invisalign right for me?

Dr. Annan will work to create a customized treatment plan that fits your needs, lifestyle, and budget. Invisalign is recommended for mild to moderate misalignment, while Six Month Smiles is ideal for correcting minor problems in the shortest time possible.

Our goal is to work closely with you to understand your concerns and then take appropriate steps to address your needs. Please call East Cooper Smiles, and we’ll arrange an appointment so we can see which orthodontic treatment is best for you.