Misalignment affects many people, causing teeth to crowd or possibly overlap. In the past, traditional braces were your only option for treating misalignment, regardless of how slight the alignment problems were. Fortunately, we can offer a more esthetically pleasing alternative that corrects smiles in a matter of months. Will Six Month Smiles fix your smile?
Frequently Asked Questions About Six Month Smiles
Question: What causes misalignment?
Answer: Misalignment can occur as a result of problems during your jaw’s growth and development, tooth loss, injury to the face or jaw, or from your teeth shifting following the removal of braces, particularly if you didn’t wear a retainer as recommended by your dentist or orthodontist. The cause and severity of your misalignment will determine which orthodontic treatment will work best for you.
Question: How does an uneven smile impact your oral health?
Answer: When you have crowded or overlapping teeth thorough brushing and flossing becomes difficult, allowing bacteria to break down food particles and in the process, increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, the strain on your jaw joints can potentially lead to the onset of TMJ disorder or bruxism (teeth grinding).
Question: How does Six Month Smiles differ from braces?
Answer: Instead of traditional metal braces, Six Month Smiles uses clear brackets and tooth-colored arch wires for less visible orthodontic treatment. While braces can address serious malocclusion, the Six Month Smiles system is mainly for minor cases of misalignment in patients 16 and older.
Question: Should I consider Invisalign?
Answer: We also offer an alternative with Invisalign. Instead of brackets and wires, patients wear a series of clear plastic aligners. This system can address more serious misalignment. If you have any questions the Six Month Smile system, or the Invisalign system, then please contact our office today.