Clear braces offer a less intrusive option for straightening a crooked smile than conventional braces, and some systems, such as Six Month Smiles, offer a vastly shorter treatment timeline than conventional braces. If you are considering orthodontic treatment, you should meet with a dentist who offers clear braces for the many benefits that come with that treatment option.
Six Month Smiles is a system that uses clear brackets and tooth-colored wires to reposition the teeth rather than silver metal appliances. In addition to preserving your smile’s appearance throughout treatment, the system focuses primarily on the cosmetic appearance of your teeth. This characteristic makes this orthodontic intervention more comfortable than standard braces, as well. The forces applied to the teeth are not lighter than those involved in standard braces, so patients experience less discomfort as a result of the teeth moving.
Additionally, the risks of damage to the roots of your teeth and your gum tissue as a result of Six Month Smiles is actually lower than with traditional orthodontics because the applied forces are lighter.
As the appliances are on your teeth for a shorter period of time, you also have a lower risk of injury, and Six Month Smiles will have less of a detrimental effect on your oral hygiene. You will need to learn how to navigate around the appliances while brushing and flossing each day. You still need to maintain your oral hygiene routine while undergoing Six Month Smiles treatment.
Because Six Month Smiles cannot be used to correct a malocclusion (misaligned bite), your dentist can advise you if this treatment option will help you achieve your smile goals at your evaluation. Additionally, Six Month Smiles is only appropriate for older teens and adults. Younger teens and children are not good candidates for this treatment.
Want to straighten your smile in a matter of months? We invite you to schedule a consultation at our office to learn more about Six Month Smiles. Call our office today!