As an alternative to braces you are probably aware of Invisalign, the clear aligners system. However, we also offer a cosmetic orthodontic procedure that uses metal braces while remaining barely noticeable. In fact, Six Month Smiles can correct your teeth in less than a year. Can you obtain a better smile in six months?
Frequently Asked Questions About Six Month Smiles
Question: Why do we need orthodontic treatment?
Answer: Orthodontics are necessary to correct misalignment in your smile. Doing so reduces stress on the jaw joints and makes dental maintenance easier. You can then reduce the risk of a variety of common oral health concerns, including TMJ disorder, bruxism, cavities, and gum disease.
Question: What causes uneven smiles?
Answer: Why do we develop misalignment? In some cases, this may be in response to tooth loss. Other times, the patient could have an over or underbite. Teeth may erupt unevenly or the patient may not have had wisdom teeth removed in time. Whatever the cause of your uneven smile, we can recommend possible treatment options.
Question: How does the Six Month Smiles system work?
Answer: Like traditional braces, this option involves brackets placed onto the teeth and connected with arch wires. Adjusting the wires then moves the teeth in better placement. However, the brackets are clear and the wire tooth-colored. The entire treatment also takes between three and six months, instead of 18 months to 2 years.
Question: Can I wear these clear braces?
Answer: That depends on the cause and severity if your misalignment. For example, if you have minor alignment issues and are over the age of 16 then you may be a viable candidate. Otherwise, we may recommend traditional braces to address your misalignment. If you have any questions we urge you to schedule a consultation today.