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Short-Term Orthodontics

Six Month Smiles

The American Dental Association reports that about four million Americans are wearing braces right now. More than ever before, adults are considering straightening for aesthetic smile improvement. Today we simply understand the important role of an attractive smile in developing self-confidence and in public acceptance in a work or social environment.

Dr. Robert J. Malone brings an exciting option to Escondido’s adult patients who want the benefits of good alignment, but aren’t interested in wearing an expensive mouthful of metal brackets and wires for several years. It’s called Six Month Smiles.

This method is ideal for patients who do not have significant bite problems. The patients who want their front teeth (that show when they smile and interact) to look straight and even, and be easier to floss and keep clean.

Complimentary Consultation

Do crooked, crowded, or unevenly spaced teeth keep you from sharing your smile? Call us at (760) 746-2559 for a complimentary consultation. Dr. Malone will evaluate your mouth, learn what like and don’t like about your smile, and help determine if Six Month Smiles makes sense for your lifestyle.


Six Month Smiles uses tooth colored wires attached to clear brackets, so you look terrific while you straighten. Others won’t even notice the appliances unless they look closely.


It typically takes 18 to 24 months to realign teeth with conventional braces. Since Six Month Smiles focuses on cosmetic alignment rather than bite adjustment, treatment time is about six months. You could have the smile of your dreams by your next regular check-up. Less time in braces also means less risk of decay or gum disease from challenging hygiene.


There’s no dramatic wire tightening, so adjustment appointments are brief and comfortable. A prepared customized patient tray kit includes everything Dr. Malone needs for your return checks.

Cost effective.

In most cases, Six Month Smiles is more affordable than traditional orthodontics, clear aligners, or porcelain veneers.


Usually no extractions are required for Six Month Smiles, and no tooth structure is compromised.

Great results.

Six Month Smiles utilizes a special type of wire that moves teeth gently, with low force, for predictable results and little risk of damage to roots. Because you can’t remove the appliances during treatment, compliance is not an issue.

Fast and Affordable

If you are concerned about correcting spaces, gaps, crooked, or crowded teeth, Six Month Braces may be your solution to having a more confident smile. You can have the smile you have always wanted in the time between your scheduled cleanings!

The cost of Six Month Braces is less than traditional braces. Affordable payment plans are also available.

Complimentary Consultation

Call us at (760) 746-2559 for a consultation appointment. Dr. Malone will evaluate your mouth, learn what like and don’t like about your smile, and help determine a treatment plan that makes sense for your lifestyle.