Dr. Bruce Matthews, DDS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Six Month Smiles

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Educating yourself about you and your family's dental health is a smart thing to do, and that's why we've included a list of commonly asked questions below.

Your comfort is our biggest priority, and that's why we want you to have as much information as possible. If you can't find your question or have an additional one, please contact us at your earliest convenience.

Six Month Smiles

Woman smiling l Six Month Smiles Wilmington DEIf you’ve been putting up with a crooked smile your whole life, you know it can cause embarrassment and a lack of self-confidence. Traditional metal braces are an option, but most adults don’t want to deal with the hassle of wearing braces that are unattractive and can take years to work.

Instead of metal, Six Month Smiles braces straighten your teeth with unobtrusive brackets and tooth-colored wires. They work quickly, are easy to wear, and barely noticeable.

Traditional Braces Vs. Six Month Smiles

Traditional bracket and wire braces address a patient’s dental bite, but most adults don’t need to change their bite. Six Month Smiles clear braces work in months rather than years, because they focus on straightening only the teeth that show when you smile.

Treatment times are different for every patient, but the average is about six months. Six Month Smiles are generally more affordable than traditional metal braces or veneers, and can be used to correct crooked teeth, crowded teeth, and gaps in your smile. 

Visit Bruce E. Matthews DDS, PA For Your Evaluation

Six Month Smiles are not right for everyone, and Dr. Matthews will be happy to evaluate your situation and recommend other orthodontic treatment if necessary. Please so we can arrange an appointment for a consultation.

Teeth Whitening Wilmington DEIt's natural for our teeth to lose their luster and shine over time. There are many factors that contribute to the discoloration or dulling of your smile such as:

  • Certain medications
  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Foods such as berries, tomatoes or marinara sauce, soy sauce, and curries
  • Beverages such as coffee, tea, red wine and cola
  • Smoking or tobacco use

You can try to avoid certain foods, or rinse with water after consumption to try to reduce the affects of discoloration. Teeth whitening in Wilmington may also be a good option for combating stains and discoloration.

Professional Teeth Whitening In Wilmington, DE

We offer professional whitening that is designed to eliminate stubborn discoloration and quickly deliver results. The whitening system we utilize is fast and effective and it uses a higher strength whitening gel than you can get with over-the-counter products. Our whitening gel also has specific ingredients designed to reduce and even eliminate the sensitivity that some patients experience with teeth whitening.

Call Our Dental Office To Learn More

If you've tried whitening your teeth with little to no success, our doctors are happy to discuss other options for improving your smile. Cosmetic dentistry offers a number of very effective options for enhancing the appearance of your teeth. Give our office a call today to learn more about the possibilities for your teeth.


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