Six Month Smiles – Treatment for a Lifetime of Smiles

PDA blog_Six month smiles SHIHWSNobody wants to wear braces for several years. If you didn’t get them during adolescence, then it’s probably not high on your list of things to do as an adult. And yet, crooked teeth and displeasing smiles don’t go away on their own. Luckily, Waterloo Heights Dental Center has the perfect compromise: Six Month Smiles. By using state-of-the-art dental technology and a custom treatment plan, Dr. Priscilla Shih can give West Salem residents the rewards of braces in a fraction of the time! Read on to find out more and feel free to give us a call with any questions.

Six Month Smiles vs. Traditional Braces

Although traditional braces are widely accepted by the orthodontic community to be the best way to straighten teeth and improve dental health, they are not for everyone! Why? Not all West Salem adults can stomach having mouths full of metal for 2 – 4 years. The embarrassment and inconvenience of braces is compounded in adulthood as fewer and fewer individuals wear them. On top of that, the jawbone becomes denser with age, so braces will take longer to straighten teeth with each passing year…but what if you could achieve noticeable cosmetic improvement in only half a year?

A Quick Fix for Crooked Teeth

Six Month Smiles is a twist on ordinary braces that incorporates modern dental materials and targeted treatment to produce excellent cosmetic and dental health results in an average of six months. And the best part is that Six Months Smiles is designed to be easy, comfortable, and nearly invisible. Here are a few of the features that make Six Month Smiles a unique solution to crooked teeth:

  • Nickel titanium Chameleon™ tooth-colored wires
  • Lucid-Lok™ clear brackets
  • Low-force adjustments for comfort
  • Commonly less expensive than traditional braces
  • Proven cosmetic targeting to move the teeth that matter most
  • An average total treatment time of six months

If you would like to know what Six Month Smiles can do for you, visit Dr. Priscilla Shih for a consultation today!


As a general dentist with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and implant restoration, I believe that a beautiful, healthy smile is a person’s greatest asset. I emphasize the need to establish good communication between the doctor and patient to achieve this goal. With a strong commitment to continuing education, I believes that it is important to stay abreast of the latest, cutting edge techniques and procedures in the area of cosmetic dentistry. I attended UCLA as an undergraduate and continued my education at the Northwestern University School of Dentistry, where I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 1977. I completed the Noblepharma Implant Mini-residency and hold Waterlase and Invisalign Advanced Certification. I am a member of the American Dental Association, The Wisconsin Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society, the American Association of Women Dentists, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists. A resident of the Stoughton area since 2008, I am active in my church and volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. I enjoy gourmet cooking, reading, gardening and traveling in my spare time. I am married with three grown children, all of whom currently live in Chicago.

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