Six Month Smiles – Cosmetic Braces System

We all want the opportunity to smile with confidence.  However, if you are one of the millions of Americans who are unhappy with the way they look when they smile, you might want to consider Six Month Smiles, a new approach to orthodontic treatment.

Six Month Smiles takes traditional, tried and true, orthodontic treatment, and gives it a cosmetic twist to fit your lifestyle.

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An Aesthetic Solution to Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional braces are made of pieces of metal.  They stand out and can easily make the wearer too self-conscious to even try a smile.  With Six Month Smiles, you get the great results of traditional braces without the mouth full of metal.

Six Month Smiles uses Lucid-Lok clear brackets and Chameleon tooth-colored wires, both of which are barely visible on your teeth.  The wearer can feel free to smile all she or he wishes with these new braces.  They also have an additional advantage over traditional metal bands.  The average treatment time is only six months.

Are Six Month Smiles Braces Uncomfortable?

No! Even though your treatment is accelerated, Six Month Smiles braces use low force to move teeth and there’s no extra “tightening” involved.

What About Risk of Damage to Teeth, Roots, or Gums?

Six Month Smiles braces are associated with fewer risks than traditional orthodontics.  Less force is used and since the braces are lighter and teeth seldom need to be extracted, the risks are lowered significantly.

Am I a Good Candidate for Six Month Smiles?

A good candidate for Six Month Smiles is over 15 years old and has crooked or spaced teeth, but is not looking for a major alteration in their bite.  Make an appointment with one of our dentists.  He or she can help you decide if Six Month Smiles is right for you.

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Meet Your Dentists

Dr. J. Allen Feeley DDS
Dr. J. Allen Feeley DDS
“I enjoy being able to take care of people on a daily basis, whether it is getting them out of pain, improving their smile, or simply keeping them in excellent dental health. Having practiced over 30 years, I have enjoyed the relationships that I’ve developed with our family of patients.”

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Dr. Nathan Makay DDS
Dr. Nathan Makay DDS
“My profession means everything to me. It is what drives me every day and, other than my family, it is what I enjoy the most. Having the opportunity to make people feel better about themselves and their smiles, and to work with people who enjoy it as well, is unexplainable.”

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Dr. Michael L. Gibilisco DMD
Dr. Michael L. Gibilisco DMD
“Some children dream to grow up and become astronauts or cowboys, but I’ve always wanted to be a dentist. Now my profession is my passion and my life. Every day is an adventure and the opportunity to help others is a gift to me.”

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Dr. Jessica Hacker DDS
Dr. Jessica Hacker DDS
“I view myself as an advocate for the patient’s health, not as some sort of Dentistry Dictator. My job is to give patients as many options as possible, explain the differences, and help them make decisions that fit their lives.”

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What Sets Us Apart?


The professionals at Essex Family Dental are among the most skilled dental care teams in Vermont. Dr. J. Allen Feeley, Dr. Nathan Makay, Dr. Michael L. Gibilisco, and Dr. Jessica Hacker apply their expertise and consult with one another for the unique benefit of the people they treat.


Your ease at our practice is very important to us, whether that means a comfortable waiting room, painless treatment, or feeling informed about your care. Our doctors are happy to educate you about your treatment options and our staff is always gentle.


Essex Family Dental keeps the most convenient hours, offering appointments until 7pm Monday-Thursday, including morning and afternoon appointments on Friday and Saturday. We also schedule same-day treatment for patients with emergency needs.

A few words from our patients:

Four or five years ago, my son’s mother was not getting him to the dentist, and I only had him on the weekends, so I needed to find a dentist that had weekend hours. There are not many out there, and when I found EFD, I was pleasantly surprised. They have three or four dentists, but we have only ever seen Dr. Kanin. I like my other dentist as well, but the Saturday hours are what sold me on EFD. They also have a lot of evening hours available. Very convenient.
James M., YELP
Dr Feeley and staff has given great care for the past 6 years. What impresses me most is their reliance on technology…from playing Sirius for their music to taking digital X-rays, the technology is top notch. The staff is friendly and a pleasure to deal with. I have 5 kids and take three of them here and two of them elsewhere.
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This office is wonderful! They are so nice and professional, and sensitive to those who have had past bad experiences (me) or are timid about the dentist (my daughter). I finally found a good dentist in the area!
Sara R, YELP