A Quick History of the Development of Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles is one of the most popular cosmetic services offered by our Arlington, TX dental office.
Six Month Smiles is a short-term orthodontic treatment program geared toward adult patients who want a quick, minimally-invasive way to straighten their teeth and correct minor cosmetic complaints. Six Month Smiles can be thought of as a faster, more basic extension of traditional orthodontics.
The Six Month Smiles program was developed by Dr. Ryan Swain, a dentist from New York State who saw the need for an adult-specific orthodontic program while he was treating patients back in 2003. Many adult patients were turned off by the cost, time and appearance associated with metal braces and were looking for a simpler, more efficient way to straighten their smiles. Out of this need, Six Month Smiles was born.
Six Month Smiles has been commercially available to dentists worldwide since 2007. Dr. Swain’s goal was to develop a basic orthodontic treatment plan that could be used by general dentists who did not have extensive orthodontic training or backgrounds. Candidates for Six Month Smiles typically are looking only to adjust cosmetic problems or very small occlusal imperfections, which means that almost any practicing dentist can navigate the Six Month Smiles treatment program — eliminating the need for outside referrals or additional appointments with specialized orthodontists.
Since its inception over ten years ago, the Six Month Smiles program has helped tens of thousands of patients achieve a straighter smile without the hassle of metal braces. The clear braces used in Six Month Smiles are designed specifically for patients with fully-developed jaws who are looking to straighten their teeth in the shortest amount of time possible. To learn more about how the Six Month Smiles program offered through our Arlington, TX office may be right for you, call us today at (817) 962-2323!