Invisalign® produces aligners that are more comfortable and less noticeable than the conventional dental braces of the past. Striving to provide patients with improved smiles but without the hassle of metal braces, the company uses clear aligners that are placed directly over the teeth, and they can shift teeth in the necessary directions for the…
Four Reasons Six Month Smiles Can Improve Your Teeth
Orthodontic treatments like Six Month Smiles® are faster and much more discreet than regular braces. These advances in orthodontics make it possible for adults to achieve their dream smile. Adults will often shy away from teeth straightening because of bulky, metallic braces. That is where transparent orthodontic appliances come in to save the day. Six Month Smiles fall into this category of ‘invisible’ orthodontic appliances. Keep reading to find out how this treatment option could benefit you.
About Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles gets its name from the average time it takes the appliances to straighten the teeth. In reality, the treatment takes anywhere from four to nine months to take effect.
This treatment plan works with clear braces as well as clear dental trays. The dentist will choose an option that best serves their patient’s needs. An individual with mild orthodontic issues is a good candidate for the clear aligner option. A patient with moderate orthodontic problems will benefit more from clear braces with tooth-colored wires.
It bears mentioning that Six Month Smiles is a partial or limited orthodontic treatment. It only targets prominent and visible teeth, which is why it takes a shorter time to work. However, the results cannot compare with two to three years of complete orthodontic treatment. This is the tradeoff that a patient has to make with honest input from their dentist.
Uses and benefits of Six Month Smiles
Short-term orthodontics like Six Month Smiles treat cosmetic problems like slight misalignment or small gaps. A good dentist will advise their patient if they are a good candidate for the treatment. The ideal candidate should have a fairly straight dental alignment. This means:
- The patient should be an adult
- Minor to non-existent bite issues
- No jaw malformation
- Orthodontic problems that only affect small sections of their dental arches
These criteria ensure that short-term orthodontics like Six Month Smiles straighten teeth without causing harm. Dentists who offer this treatment place heavy emphasis on diagnosis and screening. Patients who get the go-ahead for this treatment get to enjoy:
1. Straighter teeth in a short amount of time
The braces or clear aligners that go into Six Month Smiles only target a few teeth. This translates into a shorter treatment time that takes nine months at most. In contrast, extensive orthodontic treatment can last up to two years.
2. Straight teeth are easier to live with
Crowding, gapping, and crooked teeth dent a person’s self-esteem, and even more so in a world of superstar smiles. These orthodontic problems also present challenges when it comes to oral hygiene.
Crowding and crooked teeth are harder to clean, with a tendency to retain food debris and plaque. This puts the owner of such teeth at a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Teeth misalignment also creates difficulty and discomfort when it comes to chewing. Orthodontic treatment corrects these kinds of drawbacks.
3. The treatment is affordable, allowing immediate improvements in oral health
The speed of short-term orthodontics translates into cost savings. With the hurdle of finances out of the way, the patient can enjoy better oral health without delay.
4. Six Month Smiles uses discreet appliances
Short-term orthodontics are geared towards adults, which is why Six Month Smiles treatment uses clear braces or clear aligners. This makes it possible for an adult to straighten their teeth without drawing attention to their mouth. The result is that the fear of having a metal mouth is no longer a barrier to better oral health.
Get a straighter, healthier smile in a few short months
Six Month Smiles is an option you should explore if you want straighter teeth in record time. Get in touch with us to find out if this orthodontics option is a good fit for you. Our dentist is happy to talk with you and take you through the screening process.
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