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What is a Six-Month Smile and Are You a Candidate?

By |2021-07-25T11:18:51-07:00July 26, 2018|Cosmetic Dentist|

Almost 80% of the people throughout the country are either self-conscious or embarrassed about the condition of their teeth, but don’t want to have braces because of the awkward looks and the process of getting braces. Thankfully, there are options other than having braces and Doctor Ahmed at Oaktown Dental can help through its Six Month Smiles program available for our valued patients in Oaktown, CA

The Basics

Six Month Smiles is a type of orthodontic brace that corrects and aligns your teeth in as fast as six months. Unlike braces, this procedure is discreet as it uses nickel-titanium wires that matches the natural color of your teeth.

The process will take for six months as it moves your teeth slowly up to the allotted time-frame; therefore, it is  safer and more comfortable than having braces. The time-frame is not fixed as some people may require a more complex corrections particularly to an occlusion or bite and may require more than six months to complete. Normally, six months is all you need to fix a crooked teeth.

Are You a Candidate?

Your dental problems can be a cause of many things and as you age, the teeth shifts to an undesired position; therefore results in an unsatisfying smile. This procedure is perfect for people who have encountered the following dental issues:

  • Overlapping or crowding teeth
  • Gaps in the teeth and diastemas
  • Canted midlines or asymmetry
  • Reverse smile lines

To find out if you are a candidate, we can do a thorough oral examination including facial and intraoral photographs, x-rays, and teeth impressions. These can greatly help in identifying how the teeth teeth will end up after the treatment.

Contact Us

As with every other dental procedure – cosmetic or not, there are various factors that define the ability to use this procedure on your teeth. If you want to find out if Six Month Smiles is right for you and how it can be of a benefit, contact our office today and schedule for an appointment.

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Dr. Zahid Ahmed combines current advances in dentistry with holistic health to bring patients the best possible dental care. His goal is to provide patients with personalized service, creating lasting relationships based on trust and expertise.

Dr. Ahmed received his DDS from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He has worked as an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF and maintains a position as Clinical Instructor at Stanford University. He is recognized as a Fellow in both the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI). He believes continuous learning in dentistry allows him to stay current, and provide the best possible dental care for his patients.

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