Not happy with results of 6 month smile. Should I see somebody else and will I be able to get a better result? (photos)
Doctor Answers 2
First, talk to your doc
The first thing I'd do is talk to your doc about your concerns. I'm not a fan of "6 month smiles" because it's really all marketing as shown by your "9" month smile that you're not happy with. 6 month smiles braces are used by general dentists and not orthodontists. Normally, it takes a good bit longer to straighten teeth properly which is why orthodontists don't use these type of braces. Your teeth definitely look better than where they started. I would approach your doc with a "you'll catch more flies with honey than vinegar" approach. Most docs will want to make you happy at no charge. That's what I'd do.
6 Month Smiles isn't perfect
There is only so much that can be done in a short amount of time, so 6 Month Smiles should not be compared to what can be achieved with comprehensive braces. The goal of a 6 month time frame (even the 9 months you got) is merely "significantly better". I would say you got that.
However, you COULD get "better". But you must clearly define what you don't like. Porcelain veneers can also be considered, as that would give control of the size, shape, and color of the teeth, and in only 2-3 weeks.
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