Are you looking for a way to straighten the teeth toward the front of your mouth? Conventional braces address your entire bite. This requires slow and systematic movements until the entire arch is aligned. In some cases, the front teeth might be the very last ones to be straightened. What if you could straighten your front teeth — and only your front teeth? You can, with Six Month Smiles.

The Six Month Smiles Difference

With Six Month Smiles, Dr. Alizadeh moves only your front teeth. That way, the part of your smile that is most important to your appearance is addressed first and foremost.

Six Month Smiles are cosmetic braces. They improve the way your smile looks when you talk, laugh, or pose for pictures. They don’t change the biting relationship of your back teeth.

Since these accelerated or “fast” braces only address certain teeth, the results take far less time to achieve. All movements are solely focused on a limited number of teeth, which prevents you from having to wait on other ones to be moved to progress your overall alignment. In most cases, patients at Marconi Dental Group in Carmichael see full results in about six months. Many see a significant improvement in just a couple of months.

What are Accelerated Braces Good for?

“Fast” or accelerated braces like Six Month Smiles are typically recommended for people with:

  • Healthy smiles free of gum disease (periodontitis) or tooth decay
  • A fairly healthy bite relationship between the upper and lower jaws
  • Concerns regarding the position and appearance of their front teeth
  • Front teeth that are gapped, crooked, crowded, jetted out, or rotated

When Would They Not be Appropriate?

In certain situations, Six Month Smiles would not be the most appropriate type of treatment for your cosmetic or functional bite needs. Some examples might include crossbites, TMJ disorder, underbites, and open bites. Complex bite alignment problems such as these are better addressed with conventional braces.

Six Month Smiles in Carmichael

Marconi Dental Group is happy to offer Six Month Smiles as one of our orthodontic options in our Carmichael office. Dr. Alizadeh will meet with you at your consultation to assess your bite, discuss your primary concerns with you, and determine if accelerated orthodontics is best for your needs.

The Treatment Process for Fast or Accelerated Braces

Once you’re ready to get started, we’ll take a series of images and impressions, then arrange a time to have your braces put on. After that, you’ll only need around a 20-minute visit with us every four to six weeks. When your treatment is completed about six months later, Dr. Alizadeh will make a retainer for you to wear at night to retain your tooth positioning. All you need to do is keep brushing, flossing, and scheduling routine checkups to keep your smile healthy!

Are you ready to get started? Call Marconi Dental Group in Carmichael today to schedule a quick Six Month Smiles consultation! Convenient financing plans are available.

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Dr. Fischer

Dr. Fischer comes from Sandy City Utah, where he graduated from the University of Utah with a background in Medical Biology. Dr. Fischer then was awarded his DDS degree from Loma Linda University here in California. Prior to that, Dr. Fischer worked alongside his father for several years as a design engineer at his father’s dental company. Dr. Fischer has a strong passion for dentistry, he believes in providing his patients with the most modern and up-to-date procedures, and he truly enjoys the variations of procedures he gets to perform daily.

When not practicing dentistry, he can be found spending time with his family. Dr. Fischer and his wife Brittany have twins Kaitly and Kyle, and son Johnny. Outside of his professional activities, Dr. Fischer is also a true adventurist. He has travelled to many countries and enjoys backpacking, scuba diving, para gliding, camping, and hunting just to name a few.

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Dr. Huang

Dr. Y. Vinny Huang received his Degree in Dental Surgery in his hometown of Taipei, Taiwan and then went on to receive his Masters in Science and Postgraduate Certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA.

He has been practicing dentistry since 1992 and his area of specialty is Prosthodontics, the treatment and handling of dental and facial problems. Prosthodontics involves the restoration of missing teeth and jaw structure. Dr. Y. Vinny Huang is also a Diplomate of the (ABP) American Board of Prosthodontics and an active member of the (CDA) California Dental Association and the (AAFP) American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, and a fellow of the (ACP) American College of Prosthodontists. He is also fluent in Mandarin!

Dr. Y. Vinny Huang was fortunate enough to find his calling at a young age. He grew up watching his grandmother struggle with her dentures on many occasions and has been determined to help others just like her ever since. He is truly passionate about his work and finds great joy in creating beautiful smiles for his patients whether it be on their own or with the help of dental implants. Dr. Y. Vinny Huang makes it his personal mission to educate his patients and community on the importance of oral health and does so with honesty, professionalism and care.

When Dr. Y. Vinny Huang isn’t practicing dentistry or assisting the community, you will find him spending time with his wife and two daughters. He also enjoys being outdoors and staying active whether it be swimming, golfing or playing tennis.

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Dr. Visagé

Dr. Visagé graduated his dental degree from University of Pretoria in South Africa (1999). He practiced general dentistry in South Africa and England until 2002. He went on and completed a residency program in Periodontics and Oral Medicine, in South Africa to attain his Masters degree in 2006. He established a successful private specialist practice in Periodontics and Dental Implants. During that time he also served as secretary of the South African Society of Periodontology and still holds specialist registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

 

In 2014, Dr. Visagé and his family relocated to California, and he was invited to the prestigious Program for International Dentists at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In 2015, he received the OKU Dental Honour Society Dr Kramer S Award from the UCSF School of Dentistry. In 2016 he received the Dental Honour Society Membership Award and also the Award for Clinical Excellence & Mentoring (UCSF).  He obtained his American Doctorate of Dental Surgery (UCSF) in 2016.

 

The most enjoyable part of his work is getting to know the patients and being able to play a role in improving oral health, which contributes to quality of life. He is truly passionate about dentistry, but strikes a balance between his professional and personal lives.  He maintains his fitness through running, biking and hiking with his family. 

Dr. Visagé and his wife Karlien, have  a  daughter and a son.  When time allows, he and his family enjoys travelling and spending time together. They travel to South Africa as often as time allows, but also enjoy road trips in the USA.