For most adults struggling with crooked or misaligned teeth, until recently, the only solutions were porcelain veneers or traditional orthodontics. While both of these options do still have their place in restorative dentistry, Six Forks Smiles, a Raleigh family dentist office, is excited to offer 6 month braces to our line of dental services! If you want to improve the health and look of your smile without spending two years (or more!) stuck in traditional metal braces, we can help. With the revolutionary technology offered with Six Month Braces™ by Powerprox, you can experience straight, realigned teeth in around six months.


Summer 2019 Special – Take $1,000 Off 6-Month Braces

Memorial Day 2019 through Labor Day 2019

*$1,000 off of the normal fee of $4,500. The $3,500 must be paid in full the day we put the braces on.


What are 6 Month Braces?

Powerprox Six Months Braces™ are an innovative development in teeth straightening that can safely and effectively align teeth much faster than traditional braces. While the framework consists of the same components as original orthodontics, 6 month braces offer an updated archwire system that retains its necessary shape in order to more quickly shift teeth to the set a location.

6 Month Braces vs Traditional Braces

Traditional orthodontia often takes around two years to realign teeth to the desired result, and many adults simply do not want to wait that long, nor wear unsightly metal braces for up to two years (understandably!).  Because Six Months Braces™ applies updated technology in the make of archwires that focus on straightening crooked or overcrowded teeth. Many of our patients see their desired result between four and nine months, with six months being around average.

A Less Noticeable Realignment Option

While the timeline is probably the most sought-after benefit in the 6 month braces vs traditional braces debate, the appearance of them is definitely a close second! Unlike traditional “train-track” braces, the Powerprox Six Months Braces™ we use have clear brackets while the archwires are tooth-colored. This combination makes them nearly impossible to see, even when you smile, laugh, or talk.

6 Month Braces Are a Safe Choice

Even though many people believe that fast braces require tighter wires or more “force” to realign their teeth, that’s not the case with Powerprox Six Months Braces™. They actually use less force than traditional metal braces meaning you’ll experience a more comfortable feeling along with a much lower risk of damage to your teeth caused by root resorption.

Before vs. After 6 Month Braces Examples

To get a better idea of what you can expect with 6 month braces, compare the before and after pictures below. 

Of course, Six Months Braces™ is not for everyone! There are several options available to achieve a healthy, straight smile from traditional methods to clear aligners that are perfect for mild to moderate alignment corrections. At Six Forks Smiles, we offer a full range of cosmetic and restorative dentistry options to help you achieve the smile you deserve!


Six Month Braces FAQ’s

How can braces be done in 6 months?

The Powerprox Six Month Braces® Technique utilizes the latest technology combined with time-tested orthodontic techniques to move your teeth quickly and safely.

Does the Powerprox Six Month Braces® Technique use high forces to move the teeth?

No. Actually the Powerprox Six Month Braces® Technique is a low force technique. Many people think we just “tighten” the braces like crazy to get the teeth moving. This would actually slow down tooth movement. To reiterate,the Powerprox Six Month Braces® Technique is a low force technique.

Does the Powerprox Six Month Braces® Technique damage the teeth, roots, or gums in any way?

No, the causes for the above complications are individual biology and high forces over a long period of time.The Powerprox Six Month Braces® Technique uses low force with a short treatment duration to safely move the teeth.

Are Powerprox Six Month Braces® more painful than regular braces?

No, the Powerprox Six Month Braces® Technique uses very low forces to move the teeth not high forces that can cause pain.

Does the Powerprox Six Month Braces® Technique cost more than regular braces?

No, actually since there are fewer visits, the Powerprox Six Month Braces® Technique often costs less than regular braces.

Do I need to wear braces on all my teeth?

Yes, we have both small metal and clear braces. The clear braces blend into your teeth making them nearly invisible. We can also use lingual braces which are placed behind your teeth so no one can see them.

Do you ever extract teeth with the Powerprox Six Month Braces® Technique?

We very rarely extract teeth using the Powerprox Six Month Braces® Technique.

How often do I have to come in?

Generally, every 3 to 4 weeks for a 15 to 30-minute appointment, and a little longer for the appointment when we put the braces on. Usually, treatment is completed in 10 visits or less, including retainer checks. Also, patients at Six Forks Smiles are seen on time, so you will not be waiting long to be seated for your appointment.

Do I have to wear a retainer?

Yes, as with any orthodontic procedure a retainer is necessary. If you do not want to wear a retainer very long you can have your teeth splinted together.

Insurance/Payment Plans

There are great variations in insurance plans. We will be happy to check into your insurance for you. We have many convenient payment options available to make the Powerprox Six Month Braces® Technique affordable to you.


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