Six Month Smile Specialist

Gateway Dental

General Dentists located in Colleyville, TX

Are you embarrassed by the appearance of your smile but don’t want to spend years in bulky metal braces? Six Month Smiles® is a fast and effective adult orthodontic treatment used to correct smile imperfections. If you have spaced, crooked, or misaligned teeth, schedule an evaluation with Patricia Calabria, DDS, Andre Ellis, DDS, and their caring team at Gateway Dental in Colleyville, Texas. Specializing in advanced dental treatments and commended for their gentle touch and caring manner, Dr. Calabria and Dr. Ellis provide expert care for your orthodontic needs. Schedule your evaluation online or over the phone.

Six Month Smile Q & A

What is Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles is an orthodontic treatment for adults with smile imperfections. Your teeth are straightened using clear brackets and tooth-colored wires, so the entire process is very discrete.


Six Month Smiles may be the treatment option for you if your teeth are:


  • Spaced
  • Crowded
  • Overlapping
  • Asymmetric
  • Crooked
  • Rotated


Six Month Smiles is also used to correct problems you may have with your bite like an overbite or open bite.

Do braces hurt?

No, it doesn’t hurt as your braces are placed on your teeth. You may experience some gum and mouth discomfort afterward because you keep your mouth open for an extended time while the brackets and wires were installed. Your mouth and gums also may experience some slight soreness after adjustments.


Any gum or mouth discomfort and soreness is minimal and temporary. As your treatment progresses, you will notice any discomfort or soreness become less noticeable.

What happens during the Six Month Smiles treatments?

After the initial placement of your braces, you will schedule follow up appointments. The frequency is determined by your specific smile goals. At your follow up appointments, Dr. Calabria or Dr. Ellis makes adjustments to your braces. Just like the frequency of your follow up appointments, the adjustments are dependent upon your treatment goals.


With each visit to Gateway Dental, you will notice improvements in your smile. Once your treatment goals are met, the brackets and wires are removed from your teeth.

Do I have to wear a retainer?

Yes, all orthodontic treatments require you to wear a retainer. After your braces are removed, you will be fitted for a retainer to painlessly maintain your newly straightened teeth. Dr. Calabria and Dr. Ellis will discuss your retainer options with you.


If you are tired of being embarrassed by your teeth when you smile, schedule an evaluation today. With more than 60 years of combined experience at Gateway Dental, Dr. Calabria and Dr. Ellis are here to help you achieve your best smile. You will receive expert aesthetic dental care from the compassionate Gateway Dental team.


Schedule your evaluation today to discuss if Six Month Smiles is right for you. Book your evaluation online or over the phone.