Many patients want a straighter smile but are apprehensive about committing to traditional braces, which typically require several months or even years.
To help patients achieve a straighter smile faster than ever before, Dr. G. Brooks Haneyoffers a revolutionary orthodontic treatment known as Six Month Smiles® to patients in Plano and Richardson, TX.
Besides the expedited treatment timeline, what makes Six Month Smiles so great?
Show me how it looks different from metal braces...
Six Month Smiles is an orthodontic treatment designed for patients who want to achieve a purely aesthetic enhancement in less time and with less metal than traditional metal braces require. Six Month Smiles uses tooth-colored wires and clear brackets to gradually move teeth into their desired positions. It is designed to improve minor misalignment that is visible when you smile. But if you have a serious case of misalignment, you may be a better candidate for other orthodontic options.
Our Richardson doctor is one of the only dentists in all of Texas who offers this innovative solution. In addition to his extensive knowledge of this orthodontic treatment, Dr. Haney is an Assistant Clinical Director, Clinical Instructor, and Mentor for the Six Month Smiles program.
Does it really take just six months?
“"I am finally a fan of going to the Dentist! Everyone is so so nice and knowledgeable. I am in the process of 6 Month Smiles. Dr. Haney always explains what he is doing/needs to do and has a very positive attitude. My smile looks better than expected, and I will recommend coming here to anyone!"”Emily Cromwell - July 2019
Six Month Smiles is a great cosmetic solution for Richardson and Plano patients with:
Six Month Smiles is an outstanding option for those primarily concerned with alignment issues of the front teeth. Often referred to as the “social six,” these are the teeth that are most visible when you smile. If your concerns extend past these six teeth, you might be better suited for traditional orthodontics.
The surest way to know if Six Month Smiles is right for you is to attend a consultation with our dentist. During this visit, Dr. Haney can assess your needs and help you explore your treatment options. In general, good candidates for this cosmetic solution are:
Our Treatment vs. Metal Braces
Traditional braces consist of metal wires, bands, and brackets. These components apply gentle, steady pressure to the teeth, gradually moving them into their desired positions. Traditional braces are incredibly effective. However, they are quite noticeable. For this reason, many patients decide to forego orthodontic treatment altogether. In most instances, it takes about 18 to 24 months to straighten teeth using traditional metal braces.
In contrast, Six Month Smiles uses see-through brackets and white wires that blend in with your natural teeth. As a result, this treatment method is discreet. In fact, these braces are virtually unnoticeable. Treatment with Six Month Smiles is also much faster compared to treatment with traditional braces, primarily because it focuses only on the teeth that show when you smile.
Advanced Dental Care Close to Home
Dr. Haney uses the latest technology to screen each candidate and plan his or her custom orthodontic treatment.
Our office is one of the only practices in Texas equipped with an iTero Element® intraoral scanner. This fully digital scanner is the same technology used for Invisalign treatment. By creating digital images of your smile, the iTero Element scanner allows us to perform orthodontic treatment with more accuracy and efficiency than ever before.
What to Expect
When you visit Smiles of North Dallas, you can expect honest, advanced dental care at every step.
During your Six Month Smiles assessment, Dr. Haney will thoroughly evaluate your bite to ensure that Six Month Smiles is the best treatment for you. As a leader in the Six Month Smiles program, he can provide the best possible recommendation regarding your case.
If we believe that you are a good candidate, we will move forward with digital impressions using our iTero scanner. We can then show you how your teeth will move throughout the course of treatment. After you see your final results, you can make an informed decision about whether Six Month Smiles will meet your goals and expectations.
Attend Initial Consultation
The first step of any procedure is to meet with your doctor during an initial consultation. During this visit, Dr. Haney will speak with you in detail about your personal aesthetic goals and design a customized treatment plan.
Have Braces Placed
If you are a candidate for Six Month Smiles, we will schedule an appointment for you to have your braces placed – a process that typically only takes about one hour.
Start Seeing the Effects
During the first month, your teeth will adjust to your new oral appliance, and your teeth will begin shifting. Generally, patients will notice an obvious and gradual improvement in their smile every month.
Adjustments & Final Results
During this time, some adjustments will be necessary to keep your progress on track. In most cases, the desired outcomes can be achieved in only six months. The result? A beautiful smile and a boost in self-confidence.
Six Month Smiles is an outstanding option for those primarily concerned with alignment issues of the front teeth.
LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY SIX MONTH SMILES EXPERIENCE!!!
Q) Do Six Month Smiles braces cost more than regular braces and what is all included in Six Month Smiles treatment?
A) No, Six Month Smiles does not generally cost more than traditional braces and can save you a tremendous amount of time. Six Month Smiles treatment includes the 1st visit impressions, xrays, exam, photography, 2nd visit brackets placed (2 hour appointment), all office visits during treatment, and bracket removal and retainer placement at the end of treatment. Once treatment is completed, we also include Kor whitening system, which will include two weeks of at home whitening.
Q) Can my teeth really be straightened in just six months? How is that possible?
A) Dr. Haney utilizes the absolute latest technology at our Richardson office to move teeth quickly and safely. The key is the low pressure nickel-titanium wires that we use on the teeth that show when you smile. Six Month Smiles braces are intended to move the teeth in the smile zone. This technique is not a substitute for full conventional orthodontic treatment, and complex cases may still require a referral to an orthodontist.
Q) The concept sounds terrific, but will I have metal showing in my mouth for six months?
A) No! Six Month Smiles dentists use tooth-colored braces that are barely visible. The wires we use are tooth-colored as well. Six Months Smiles braces look nothing like traditional wire braces.
Q) How are Six Month Smiles more comfortable than regular braces?
A) Six Month Smiles are low-force braces that move teeth more comfortably. Some people assume that a greater force must be applied, but this is not the case. Actually, the pressure is so low because the focus is moving the teeth that show and not realigning the jaw or bite. The emphasis of Six Month Smiles is cosmetic.
Q) Do Six Month Smiles braces damage teeth, roots, or gums?
A) Six Month Smiles braces will not damage your teeth, roots, or gums more than traditional orthodontics. In fact, the risk is less, because the braces are worn for a shorter period of time.
Q) Will I need to wear a retainer when treatment is finished?
A) Absolutely. As with any orthodontic movement, a retainer is required to maintain the position of your new smile. We highly recommend a permanently bonded retainer, but there are other options available.
Q) What’s the catch?
A) There is no catch! If you are 18 years or older and want to change your smile, and you are not looking to make major alterations to your bite, you may be a great candidate. Most adults are candidates for Six Month Smiles.
Dr. G. Brooks Haney
Dr. G. Brooks Haney has been helping patients restore their smiles of over 25 years. Throughout his career, he has achieved several accomplishments. He was voted as one of Dallas' Top Dentists by "D" Magazine and was included on the Texas Super Dentists® list in Texas Monthly magazine.
To experience Dr. Haney's highly recognized dental care firsthand, request a consultation online or call our Richardson practice at (972) 644-9595.
“I can't say enough good things about Dr. Haney and his staff! They truly care about their patients and they are the best that I've ever experienced.... I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to Dr. Haney and his wonderful staff!” Vivian S.