August 7, 2014
Does the Six Month Smiles Orthodontic Treatment Actually Work?
If you are a child, teenager, or an adult and have crooked teeth, teeth with gaps between them, an over bite, or an under bite, it is only natural that you’ve asked yourself, “Do I need braces?” There’s no need to wonder any longer. An orthodontist can tell you within the span of a single visit if you can benefit from braces. Not only that, an orthodontist can explain the different types of braces. Your anxiety and fear of braces may stem from fear of being a “metal mouth.” Times have changed, and people who need braces have more options than ever before. Six Month Smiles orthodontic treatment is one of the most popular and effective alternatives to traditional metal braces.
What is Six Month Smiles Orthodontic Treatment?
Six Month Smiles is an orthodontic treatment option that works more quickly than traditional braces because only the teeth those are visible when a patient smiles are treated. It is not designed to treat orthodontic problems that affect a person’s oral function, but is strictly cosmetic. It’s perfect for people who may have had traditional braces in the past, but whose teeth have since shifted and become crooked again.
Patients who opt for Six Month Smiles treatment have thin, tooth-colored, nickel-titanium wires to the problem teeth that are visible when they smile. These wires are not invisible, but from a distance they are virtually impossible to see. They’re not jarring to the appearance, but are noticeable only in the most subtle way.
Once their Six Month Smiles braces are applied, patients return to the orthodontist‘s office monthly so the doctor can evaluate progress and make any need adjustments to the wires.
Besides being nearly invisible from a distance and barely detectable up close, the other huge benefit of Six Month Smiles is that because it involves repositioning fewer teeth, it takes much less time than regular braces do. There is a reason this procedure is called “Six Month Smiles.” As a general rule of thumb, patients are able to have the wires removed about six months after they are applied. Beneath, they will see straight, picture-perfect pearly whites.
After their Six Month Smiles braces are removed, most patients are fitted with a custom retainer to ensure that the teeth do not shift back to their original positions. The retainer must be worn on a regular basis, but most patients find that wearing it at night is sufficient to keep their smile straight.
Contact Team Demas Today to Learn More:
If you would like to learn exactly how Six Month Smiles orthodontic treatment can give you a straighter, more attractive smile, contact Team Demas Orthodontics today. Team Demas Orthodontics is your source for comprehensive, compassionate orthodontic treatment in Southington. Come in for a consultation to learn about the different types of braces available, and which is the best choice for your teeth, goals, budget, and lifestyle.
Team Demas Orthodontics
27 Meriden Ave #2a, Southington, CT 06489, USA