One of the reasons many people don’t seek orthodontic treatment is that they do not wish to commit to lengthy treatment. Six Month Smiles is a discreet, fixed orthodontic solution that can realign your teeth in as little as six months.
Six Month Smiles works faster than traditional orthodontic treatment because it focuses mainly on the visible “social six teeth” at the front of your mouth, which are the ones most noticeable when you talk and smile. It concentrates on making changes to the teeth you can see without making any major changes to your bite, so it is usually recommended for orthodontic cases which aren’t too complex. As these six-month braces aim to improve the look of the smile rather than making jaw alignments, it is generally recommended for adults and older teenagers. But don’t worry, if Six Month Smiles isn’t for you, there are plenty of other options available at Ace Dental.
The main reason patients opt for the Six Month Smiles system is the speed with which you can see results. Here are the advantages of opting for this treatment.
As with any orthodontic dentist, you will have a consultation to determine if the Six Month Smiles system is the best one for you. Your teeth will be checked and images taken along with X-rays so your dentist can put together a treatment plan and let you know what kind of results you can expect to see.
Impressions will be sent to the dental lab to create your braces before Six Month Smiles brackets are fitted. These braces will be the same color as your teeth so they are hard to notice when you talk and smile. You dentist will bond your clear brackets onto your teeth before connecting them up to tooth coloured braces. If your dentist needs to make a little space for your teeth to move, they may file some of your front teeth before fitting your Six Month Smiles braces.
These braces work on the same principles as other traditional braces, by applying pressure to move your teeth into the correct position. You will need to visit your dentist for regular sessions to tighten your braces and to monitor your progress. Once your teeth reach the best place possible in your mouth, your dentist will be able to gently remove your braces to reveal your new smile.
With any kind of braces, it can be particularly important to practice good dental hygiene as it can be easy for food or debris to become trapped around the edges of your brackets. Ensure that you brush your teeth twice a day as well as flossing. It’s best to attend regular professional cleaning sessions with your dental hygienist so they can use techniques not available to you at home to ensure plaque and bacteria do not build up in the hard-to-reach places in your mouth.
Anyone who has orthodontic treatment will be advised to wear a retainer overnight, or as recommended by your dentist, to ensure that the teeth which have been moved into place do not gradually shift to where they once were. By taking care of them, you can help to ensure that the smile created by Six Month Smiles is something you can be confident about for many years to come.