Six Months to a Straighter Smile in Phoenix

Straight teeth in just six months?  With the rapid advances in technology, we as a society have become quite accustomed to instant gratification.  With some things that is fine, but with others time is one of our strongest allies.  A big trend in orthodontic dentistry is braces in just six months.  Just six months and your teeth will be straight, is that even possible?  Well I guess anything is possible, but is it the best solution?


At Advanced Dental Health we offer two types of orthodontic options to our patients Clear Aligner Therapy and Traditional Braces, neither of them come with a guarantee to be completed in just six months; unless there is minimal movement required to get a smile back to straight and healthy. 


Monitored Orthodontic Treatment

When patients make the decision to start orthodontic treatment, they are entering into an agreement with me, that over the course of treatment they will change aligner trays if using Clear Aligner Therapy or they will put on rubber bands, etc. if opting for traditional braces.  There are home care obligations with either choice.  Then they will come into the office to be monitored by me several times during the course of treatment, so that I can ensure that everything is tracking right so in the end they have a straight and healthy smile.  Imagine what would happen over six months if I just sent a patient home with aligner trays and said “good luck”.  The only thing that either of us can do is hope that all goes well and everything comes out looking great in the end. There are so many things that could go wrong; what if the midline of your bite started shifting one way or the other and it went unnoticed?  Now we have a bigger problem than we did before you started treatment.


I’m all for instant gratification where appropriate, but if you are seeking out orthodontic treatment for yourself or for one of your family members, I strongly recommend that you get that treatment under the supervision of a professional that will take on that journey with you and not with someone that just isn’t interested in making a quick buck at your expense. 

If you would like to schedule an orthodontic consultation, please contact our office at 480-783-7192 and one of my amazing team members will schedule an appointment for you!

Todd Holton, DMD

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Six Months to a Straighter Smile in Phoenix