DAYTON, OH--(Marketwired - Feb 26, 2015) - Advances in orthodontic technologies and treatment techniques have given many patients the opportunity to improve the appearance of crooked and crowded teeth, bite issues, and other problems without the need for noticeable metal braces on their teeth. One of those advances is the Six Month Smiles® treatment, and two general dentists in Dayton believe it's a procedure that offers patients a variety of benefits as an alternative to traditional braces. Dr. J. Otis Hurst and Dr. Priyanka Watwe say Six Month Smiles® is one of the most innovative orthodontic techniques to come along in quite a while, and is becoming a popular treatment option at Preferred Family Dental.

The Six Month Smiles® cosmetic braces system is designed to move the teeth into a more desirable position using less force than traditional braces techniques. Using clear brackets and tooth-colored wires made of biocompatible nickel titanium, Dr. Hurst says the braces offer patients greater comfort during the treatment process without sacrificing the efficacy of the procedure. Plus, he notes, the braces are less noticeable on the teeth, helping patients feel less self-conscious when they smile.

Dr. Hurst and Dr. Watwe say candidates for Six Month Smiles® include adults who are over the age of 16 and those who wish to straighten the teeth, close gaps and spaces, improve mild bite alignment problems, and address other common orthodontic issues. While the procedure may not be ideal for everyone, Dr. Hurst says most adults are candidates and the treatment can often serve as an alternative to Invisalign® for patients who have more severe signs of crowded or crooked teeth. He also notes that dental insurance policies that cover orthodontic treatments likely cover Six Month Smiles® as well.

Dr. Hurst and Dr. Watwe say the best way for individuals to find out if Six Month Smiles® is a good orthodontic option for their needs is to see a reputable dental professional who can evaluate their teeth and determine their candidacy. He says this treatment is indicative of some of the major advances in orthodontics that have been made over the years, helping patients more comfortably attain their goals while not having to hide their smiles from others.

About J. Otis Hurst, DDS
Dr. Hurst is a member of the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, the Dayton Dental Society, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is the head of Preferred Family Dental, a practice offering family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry options to individuals in Dayton, Ohio and surrounding areas. Dr. Hurst earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, and completed his General Practice Dental Residency at Miami Valley Hospital. He has pursued continuing dental education at the Kois Center® and The Misch Implant Institute. Dr. Hurst is available for interview upon request.

About Priyanka Watwe, DDS
Dr. Watwe earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, and finished her general practice residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Michigan Dental Association. Dr. Watwe is certified in a number of sedation dentistry techniques and is experienced in a variety of restorative, cosmetic, and general dental procedures. Dr. Watwe is available for interview upon request.

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