An uneven smile can be a source of embarrassment and also have a negative impact on your oral health. Fortunately, we can recommend orthodontic solutions to improve the alignment of your smile. In fact, we have an esthetically pleasing option that can correct misalignment in six months. Are you ready to correct your crowded or crooked teeth?
Common Questions About Six Month Smiles
Question: How does misalignment impact my smile?
Answer: Uneven teeth can make thorough brushing and flossing difficult, allowing food to remain trapped between teeth. Once bacteria break down the food particles, oral acidity and plaque buildup can occur, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, misalignment can also place strain on the jaw joints, leading to a greater risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism developing.
Question: How does Six Month Smiles differ from braces?
Answer: While Six Month Smiles does employ brackets and wires, there are some key differences. First, the brackets are clear and the arch wires connected to them are tooth-colored. This means the braces are practically invisible, significantly less noticeable than traditional metal braces. Second, the treatment time is also shorter. Braces often require between 18 months and 2 years. The Six Month Smiles system just takes between three and six months to correct misalignment.
Question: Who qualifies for treatment?
Answer: We recommend treatment for patients over the age of 16 that have more minor alignment issues. If you have serious malocclusion, then we may suggest Invisalign or possibly traditional braces. We will examine your teeth and jaw to see which option will best address your misalignment. If you have questions about Six Month Smiles or addressing your misalignment, then schedule a free cosmetic consultation today.