Six Month Smiles

Is minor misalignment giving you major anxiety about your smile? Wish you could correct it in time for a wedding or other event?

Six Month Smiles is the accelerated orthodontic treatment that can give you a dazzling smile in a fraction of the time that braces require.

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Fast Treatment,



If you feel self-conscious about slightly gapped or crooked teeth, Six Months Smiles may be right for you.


Instead of hiding misalignment with solutions that will eventually need to be replaced, Six Month Smiles provides results that can last a lifetime.


Clear braces and tooth-colored wires make Six Month Smiles a treatment that won't draw attention.

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So treatment always takes six months?

The Average Timeline Is Six Months

*According to Six Month Smiles

What can Six Month Smiles correct?

Fix Minor Flaws that Show


Gapped Teeth

If wide gaps between your teeth bother you, Six Month Smiles can help.

Crowded Teeth

Six Month Smiles can properly align overlapping teeth.

Rotated Teeth

If you have teeth that appear rotated or twisted beside neighboring teeth, Six Month Smiles can make your bite more linear.

Is it right for me?

Six Month Smiles


Are in Excellent Oral Health

Any decay or other issues affecting the health of your teeth or gums must be resolved before undergoing treatment.

Have Only Minor Malocclusion

If the issues you want to correct are relatively minor, Six Months Smiles may be ideal. Severe misalignment will likely require traditional orthodontics or Invisalign®.

Are 16 or Older

Six Month Smiles is only recommended to patients 16 and over.

This has got to be expensive, right?

Six Month Smiles Is Affordable

This treatment costs between $3,000 and $4,500. If your dentist finds that the changes you want will benefit your oral health, insurance may actually cover part of the cost.

In comparison, traditional braces can cost up to $10,000, while Invisalign can cost as much as $8,000. While a single porcelain veneer can immediately conceal misalignment, it can cost up to $3,000. It will also eventually require replacement and will not qualify for insurance coverage. 

Is the hardware uncomfortable?

“Not at all. What most patients describe is mild temporary discomfort for a few days after the clear braces are placed and maybe after some adjustments, but people don’t complain of anything more than that. Think of it like going to the gym, you maybe be a bit sore at first but you will eventually feel better.”

Dr. Chris Bowman, Six Month Smiles instructor

Let's compare my options a little more closely...

Solution Cost Insurance Duration of Results
Six Month Smiles
$3,000 to $4,500
In Some Cases
Permanent with Proper Care
Traditional Braces
$3,000 to $10,000
In Some Cases
Permanent with Proper Care
$3,000 to $8,000
In Some Cases
Permanent with Proper Care
$800 to $3,000 per veneer
12 to 25 Years

How does it work?

Traditional Concepts


Six Month Smiles uses the same basic concept as traditional braces, but with some key differences. Brackets and wires are used to gradually move the teeth, but instead of aligning your entire bite, this treatment focuses only on the teeth that show when you smile. Because the brackets are clear and the wire is tooth-colored, you don’t have to worry about your hardware taking center stage during treatment.

What can I expect during treatment?

Four Primary Steps:

From Consultation to Rejuvenation

When treatment is complete, you can expect to see an exciting improvement in the way your teeth look when you smile.

Candidacy Assessment

Your dentist will examine your smile to determine if this treatment is right for you. ​

Attaching the Braces

This only takes about an hour.


You will have three to seven adjustments over the coming months. During this time, you must avoid foods that can damage your braces. Be sure to floss and use a water pick daily.

Brand New Smile

Four to nine months later, your dentist will remove your braces and you can begin enjoying your beautiful smile.

How do I make sure my smile stays this way?

Maintaining Your Results

After the brackets are removed, you will need to wear a retainer to maintain your results. As always, you will need to brush twice and floss at least once daily. You should also meet with your dentist for a checkup at least every six months. If you play contact sports, talk to your dentist about a custom mouthguard that can minimize the risk of dental trauma.

Show me how Six Month Smiles has helped others…

Real Patient Results


This patient's smile looked uneven and unhealthy due to minor misalignment.


Six Month Smiles helped this patient achieve symmetry and a more attractive smile.

Symmetry and Confidence


When treatment is complete, you can expect to see an exciting improvement in the way your teeth look when you smile. The appearance of symmetry and health can make lasting impressions on everyone you meet. It can also help you experience a new level of self-confidence that benefits your personal relationships and your career.

I'm ready to find out if Six Month Smiles is right for me...

Talk to Your Dentist

hanks to Six Month Smiles, a stunning new smile and an escape from feelings of self-consciousness could be just a few months awayReach out to your dentist today to find out if Six Month Smiles is the key to achieving the smile you have always wanted.

Cary Prosthodontics

Cary Prosthodontics was founded in 1991 to provide the finest care to residents of Cary, Raleigh, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Morrisville, and surrounding areas. Our compassionate and caring prosthodontists are members of a number of professional associations, including:
  • American College of Prosthodontics (ACP)
  • Academy of Osseointegration (AO)
  • International Team for Implantology (ITI)
For more information about our services, contact our practice online or call (919) 858-8193 to speak to a member of our team today.

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