By Katie Milden, DDS
December 22, 2014
Category: Dental Health
Tags: Six Month Smiles  

Six Month SmilesAre you unhappy with your smile but you just can't imagine seeing a dentist in Cedar Rapids for a mouth full of metal as an adult? If you thought that wearing traditional metal braces was the only way to fix your crooked teeth, you're in for a delightful surprise. Katie Milden offers an exciting new option that may be just right for you: Six Month Smiles.

What is Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles is a short term teeth straightening orthodontic treatment for adults. Unlike traditional metal braces, Six Month Smiles offers teeth straightening without the embarrassing mouth full of metal. Instead, it is a completely clear solution that will have your teeth looking great in no time. Plus, the Six Month Smiles treatment is effective, safe and affordable as well. If you've been dreaming of straighter teeth, but you didn't think you could afford it or you didn't want to deal with metal braces, this may just be the solution for you!

Am I a Candidate for Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles is the perfect option for adults with crooked or spaced teeth who want straighter teeth without traditional metal braces. If that sounds like you, call Cedar Rapids dentist Katie Milden for a consultation today. She will ask a series of easy questions to help you determine if you are a good candidate for Six Month Smiles. If so, then you can move right ahead with treatment plans! (If not, she'll happily discuss your other options with you.)

Questions Katie Milden is likely to ask include: "Have you ever had teeth straightening treatments before?" "Do you only want your teeth straightened, or do you want them whitened as well?" and "Is there a date you want straight teeth by?" She will also give you a dental examination to check out the condition of your teeth.

When it comes to teeth straightening, the choice is clear. Call your trusted dentist in Cedar Rapids, Katie Milden, for Six Month Smiles today!

By Katie Milden, DDS
December 15, 2014

Patients looking to get straighter smiles in only six months can now turn to Dr. Katie Milden, DDS.


CEDAR RAPIDS, IA—One study commissioned by the American Association of Orthodontists found that about one-third of Americans are dissatisfied with their smiles. About 36 percent of Americans believe their social life would improve if they had better teeth, and about 78 percent believe that those with crooked smiles are less successful professionally. While the majority of the population won’t be fortunate enough to have naturally straight smiles, orthodontic options have continued to evolve over the decades to provide patients with easier and faster ways to get straighter teeth. One orthodontic option offers a straight smile in only six months, and a Cedar Rapids dentist is now offering this treatment.


Aptly named Six Month Smiles, is a clear braces system that quickly shifts teeth into the proper position in only half a year. Dr. Katie Milden, DDS knew a faster approach to straightening teeth would be a major advantage for patients looking to improve their smile but without wearing traditional metal brackets. Recently, Dr. Milden just completed her Six Month Smiles hands-on training and is excited to be able to offer her patients this revolutionary new treatment option.


For patients dealing with overcrowding, spacing or crookedness issues, Six Month Smiles is able to effectively target these chief complaints, to correct these minor problems in only six months. Six Month Smiles uses clear brackets and wires designed to seamlessly blend in with the patient’s teeth. Six Month Braces are reported to work two to three times faster than orthodontic aligners at one-third of the cost.


To find out if you’re a good candidate for Six Month Smiles, call Cedar Rapids dentist, Dr. Katie Milden, DDS at (319) 365-9105 for a consultation, or visit her website for more details:


About Dr. Katie Milden, DDS: A Cedar Rapids native, Dr. Milden earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Dr. Milden is proud to offer her patients conservative dental care within a comfortable, knowledgeable environment.


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Dr. Katie Milden, DDS


1815 1st Ave SE, Suite 102


Cedar Rapids, IA 52402


T: (319) 365-9105

Cedar Rapids IA dentist Dr. Kate Milden specializes in creating and maintaining removable dentures for patients. Dentures give patients the confidence to smile and eat. They can even improve the overall shape of your face and jaw line. Use these smart strategies to make your dentures last—observing these simple care procedures will help ensure that you won’t have to pay for a new replacement for a long time. 

Brush them Regularly
You should be brushing and caring for your dentures just as you would care for your teeth. In fact, you should care for them even more. DenturesCedar Rapids IA dentist Dr. Milden recommends that you remove and rinse your dentures after eating and drinking to ensure that food particles don’t degrade the surface. They are made of a material that can corrode and weaken over time. 

Soak them Every Night
It’s best to remove your dentures at night and soak them if you want them to last. A good soaking in a denture cleaning solution like Efferdent will help remove bacteria that may have developed on the surface during the course of your day. Remember to rinse them off in cool water before putting them back in each morning.

Have them Adjusted at the Dentist
Cedar Rapids IA dentist Dr. Milden can make adjustments to your dentures to ensure that they fit and look their best. If you have any discomfort while wearing them or when chewing your food, schedule an appointment to have them examined. A simple relining or resurfacing may help preserve the integrity of the dentures.

Don’t Ever Wrap them in Tissue
One of the most common ways that people lose their dentures (and are forced to get a replacement) is by accidentally throwing them in the trash. This most often happens when you make the mistake of wrapping them in tissue instead of putting them in a proper case. Make it a point to always carry your case along with you so that you won’t be tempted to set them aside in a napkin.

Talk to Dr. Milden About Denture Care
If you are having a problem with your current dentures, want to learn more strategies for preserving them or are considering getting new partial or full dentures, get in touch with Cedar Rapids IA dentist Dr. Katie Milden today. With proper maintenance dentures can last for many years without replacement. Call her office at (319) 365-9105 or visit to make an online appointment request.

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