As the name suggests, the procedure takes six months to complete on average. This system makes use of clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, so it’s not as noticeable.
If you’re over 16 years of age and have slightly crooked teeth, Six Month Smiles is a great choice for minor misalignment issues.
Six Month Smiles works on the same principles as traditional orthodontic treatment. It only focuses on your front six teeth — the ones people will see when you smile, laugh, or speak.
Your dentist will bond brackets onto these teeth and connect them with wires. Over time, your dentist tightens the wires to pull your teeth into the proper position.
There are many benefits of Six Month Smiles compared to traditional orthodontic treatments, including:
• Faster treatment time
• A focus on the teeth people see when you talk and smile
• Use of clear hardware for optimal discretion
Apart from a great-looking smile, there are a few other benefits of having straight teeth:
• Easier to keep clean
• Healthier gums
• Lower risk of tooth decay
• Reduces abnormal tooth wear
• Improves speech in some cases
If you’re a good candidate for Six Month Smiles and you decide to have the treatment, the next appointment will involve attaching the brackets and wires to your teeth.
You will return to the practice for regular adjustments to encourage your teeth to shift into the correct position. Finally, your dentist will remove the brackets and wires, and you can enjoy your newly straightened smile.
Six Month Smiles brackets are smaller compared to those of traditional braces, causing less irritation to the soft tissues in your mouth.
To maintain the position of your teeth after straightening your teeth with Six Months Smiles, you will need to wear a retainer.
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