Six Month Smiles

Are you an adult that has been self-conscious about having crooked teeth but are too embarrassed to wear traditional wire braces? Today there are a number of alternative treatments. You can straighten your teeth and enhance your smile in less than half the time of traditional braces and without the embarrassment. Today, your Rochester MN general dentists discuss Six Month Smiles, an alternative to traditional braces.


Six Month Smiles is an inconspicuous, short term orthodontic treatment designed to improve your smile.  Clear brackets and tooth-colored wires blend with dentition making them barely visible. Because the focus is on the cosmetics of your smile Six Month Smiles repositions your teeth rather than your bite. Therefore, the forces are lighter, teeth are seldom extracted, and wear time is shortened to a quarter of the time of traditional braces.

Six Month Smiles is designed specifically for teens 15 and older and adults with minor misalignments such as crooked teeth, or teeth with noticeable gaps. In order to determine if Six Month Smiles is the treatment for you, your dentist will perform a thorough examination of your oral cavity using intraoral cameras and digital x-rays.


There are a number of advantages with Six Month Smiles including:

  • Practically invisible: The use of clear brackets and tooth-colored wires makes Six Month Smiles less noticeable than traditional metal braces.
  • Less time: Traditional orthodontic treatment can take between one and two years, but Six Month Smiles corrects your smile in a quarter of the time.
  • Comfortable treatment: The utilization of low forces to move teeth makes this treatment a more comfortable experience for patients.
  • Cost-effective: Because it is a much shorter, conservative treatment it saves patients both time and money.


Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry offer expert services including Invisalign, Six Month Smiles, root canals, pediatric dentistry, and teeth whitening in Rochester MN. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 218-8936. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and Dr. Kara Heimer welcome and serve patients from Rochester, Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and the surrounding communities.