What Is Six Month Smiles®, and Is It Right for Me?

What Is Six Month Smiles®, and Is It Right for Me?

By Joe McIntyre, DDS on May 15, 2022

Are you one of the nearly 60% of Americans who cover their smiles when they laugh? If so, then you may be considering cosmetic dental treatments, like Six Month Smiles®, to boost your confidence and elevate your appearance.

At Smiles for Life Dental Care, our team, serving Harrisonburg, VA, understands how important your image is to you. With offices in Bridgewater and Staunton, VA, we make dental procedures attainable and affordable for patients from all backgrounds. 


Enhancing your image with Six Month Smiles is a quick and easy way to get the Instagram-worthy smile of your dreams. Here, our team of dental experts will explain what Six Month Smiles is, how it works, and if it’s right for you

What Is Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles is a smile-correcting system similar to traditional braces. Unlike traditional braces, however, Six Month Smiles uses clear brackets and tooth-colored wires, offering superior discretion. As such, it is an ideal smile-alignment option for self-conscious teens and adults.



Our talented Harrisonburg dental professionals can quickly and efficiently align patients’ teeth in as little as six months. By focusing on the ‘Social Six’, the most visible front teeth in your natural smile, our team can fix slight smile imperfections, such as:


  • Overlapping teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Misaligned teeth

How Does It Work?

Six Month Smiles works just like traditional braces. First, our team will attach clear brackets to the front surface of your teeth using strong dental cement. Next, we will run a smooth, tooth-colored wire through the clear brackets.


We will make regular adjustments to the wire over the course of your treatment. These adjustments will help guide your teeth into better alignment, resulting in a beautiful smile that you won’t want to hide.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Ideal candidates for Six Month Smiles include patients with:



  • Minor smile imperfections
  • A desire to focus on aligning the front teeth
  • The willingness to commit to frequent adjustments

Ultimately, our expertly trained practitioners will thoroughly examine your teeth and oral health before recommending Six Month Smiles. They will also spend time discussing your role in your treatment, and what you can do to ensure optimal results.

Why Should I Choose Six Month Smiles?

There are many benefits to choosing Six Month Smiles, including:


  • Results in as little as six months, compared to the 18 to 36 months it takes for traditional braces to straighten the teeth
  • Discreet hardware, so you don’t have to feel self-conscious during your treatment
  • Comfortable adjustments that won’t damage your teeth or gums

Contact Us About Six Month Smiles

What is Six Month Smiles? It’s a quick and easy solution to get a smile that enhances your appearance and elevates your confidence. If you’re ready to confirm your candidacy and begin treatment, then it’s time to schedule your consultation at Smiles for Life Dental Care.


We proudly serve Harrisonburg residents with offices in Bridgewater and Staunton, VA. New and existing patients may conveniently contact us online here, or talk to our compassionate team in person by calling:


  • Bridgewater office: 540-828-2312
  • Staunton office: 540-887-3304
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