What Makes Six Month Smiles Different?
Your dentist will place clear brackets and tooth colored wires in order to shift teeth. At a short distance, they are hardly discernible. The brackets are not placed on every tooth like conventional braces. Since you are mostly concerned about your smile, this type of orthodontics focuses on the teeth you see when you smile.
And unlike other types of orthodontic treatment, many patients can have straighter teeth in four to eight months with the average treatment time being around six months.
How Does the Program Work?
If you have crooked, spaced, or misaligned teeth in your smile line, you may be the ideal candidate. Adults of all ages can enjoy a great smile … so whether you wore braces as a child and over time teeth have shifted; or you are considering teeth straightening for the first time, see how you can enhance your smile in a short amount of time.
On treatment day, brackets are placed on teeth in your smile line. Wires are used so adjustments can be made to keep teeth moving. After about one month, you should begin to see changes occurring.
In the following months, you can expect to undergo adjustments to keep teeth straightening moving forward. Depending on the severity of treatment required, your program can be nearing completion by the six month mark as many patients have achieved the results they were looking for; but there is a final step.
In order to maintain your great new smile, you will be provided with a retainer that should be worn while your teeth and the bones holding them in place develop a “memory” of their new location. Failure to wear a retainer can allow teeth to shift back to their original position.
If you want to achieve your goal of a great new smile in a shorter period of time utilizing clear braces, schedule a consultation with our team today.