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Phoenix smiles are transformed fast with 6 Month Smiles

Others begin to immediately form opinions about your attractiveness, personality, hygiene, and success based largely on your smile. Straight teeth play a big role in first impressions, and they are equally important to how you see yourself. Have you have resisted orthodontics because of concerns about appearance, discomfort, or treatment time? 6 Month Smiles is changing the minds of patients in the Phoenix area.

How braces move teeth

Consistent pressure applied to a tooth initiates a biochemical process called bone remodeling. Orthodontic bands, brackets, wires, and ligatures create that force. One side of the tooth is compressed against the periodontal membrane, while a space is created on the opposite site. Osteoclasts break down cells on the compressed side, while the body simultaneously produces osteoblasts, bone growing cells, on the other side. Because the process takes several months, aggressive force is not beneficial. Gentle, constant pressure moves teeth efficiently, allowing them to stabilize in their new positions.

Types of Braces available at Life Smiles Dental Care - Dr. Timothy Schmidt

Types of Braces available at Life Smiles Dental Care - Dr. Timothy Schmidt
Dr. Timothy Schmidt explains the types of braces available at the Life Smiles Dental Care in Phoenix, AZ. He explains that there are two options available at Life Smiles Dental Care. 1. 6 months Smile 2. Aligner Watch the video to learn more details on both options. For a stunning smile, call Dr. Timothy Schmidt at Life Smile Dental Care Phoenix, AZ, today.
Video Transcript

Do you do braces at your office?

Yes, we do braces in our office, and when it comes to orthodontics, we have two options.

What makes the 6-Months smiles product good?

We use a product called 6 Months smiles. The nice thing about this product is,
1) The speed that it can be done; an average case takes just over 6 months.
2) The second thing that I like about 6 Months smiles is that it is very discrete.

The brackets are white, ceramic brackets and the wire is coated in white color, so it is great for adult orthodontics.

What is ClearCorrect?

The other product we do is an aligner similar to an Invisalign aligner. We use a product called ClearCorrect that like an Invisalign style aligner, it goes over the teeth and it is removable.

It’s been an effective way to move teeth or complete orthodontic treatment; it is a discrete and cosmetic way to complete orthodontic treatment.

The 6 Month Smiles difference

It takes about two years to resolve malocclusion with traditional braces. Removable clear aligners treat mild to moderate misalignment in 12 to 18 months. With the 6 Month Smiles system, you can have straighter teeth by your next regular dental cleaning appointment. The efficiency of 6 Month Smiles is possible because treatment focuses on cosmetic enhancement, not bite problems; large molars are not moved. In addition, appliances are fixed in place, so compliance is not an issue.

Why patients love 6 Month Smiles

  • The system uses clear brackets and wires that match the color of your teeth. Most people won’t realize you are straightening your teeth unless they look very closely.
  • Treatment is affordable.
  • Aggressive wire tightening appointments are not needed.
  • While veneers may also be an option, they must be replaced periodically. With good oral hygiene, improvement from 6 Month Smiles can be lifelong.
  • Treatment includes a retainer – your choice of removable or bonded – to maintain results.

Most individuals over the age of 16 are good candidates for 6 Month Smiles orthodontic treatment. Call our Phoenix office at (602) 786-5484 to find out if you are one of them.

Dr. Paul Nielson, DDS, MAGD earned a zoology degree from Brigham Young University before completing dental studies at University of Washington, Seattle. He has practiced dentistry for over a decade, and has followed continuing education to exceed the state’s licensing requirements. He’s a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry and holds membership in many professional associations. He’s especially interested in implant, cosmetic and sedation dentistry; and full mouth rehabilitation.
Dr. Timothy Schmidt, DMD, FAGD studied in Utah and Oregon, before serving at University of Washington School of Dentistry as an affiliate instructor. Then he returned to Arizona to serve his local community. As a member of several prestigious dental organizations, he aims to provide comfortable treatments delivering natural-looking and long-lasting results. He aims to raise dental healthcare standards through ongoing education, new technologies and by listening to patients’ concerns.
Dr. Jared Bishop earned his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University in Utah, after which he completed his dental school training at Midwestern University in Glendale. Having completed a 1 year residency, Dr. Bishop was also honored to practice dentistry in the U.S. Army for 5 years. As a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Arizona Dental Association, Dr. Bishop keeps up with current dental technology, techniques, and materials to provide his patients with the highest standard of care.

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