Not everyone who wants their teeth straightened needs a total realignment from front to back. Some people may have crooked front teeth and otherwise well aligned back teeth that provide a decent bite. For these individuals who are more interested in the cosmetic value of having straight front teeth, Six Month Smiles may be the best orthodontic treatment for you.
Six Month Smiles is an accelerated method of moving teeth, however, faster doesn’t mean more discomfort, as some might suppose. Six Month Smiles uses the latest in dental technology to move the front teeth gently into alignment. This orthodontic therapy works for people 16 years of age and up. It is an excellent choice for people with crooked teeth or those with gaps between teeth who otherwise have good alignment with their back teeth.
It really is possible to get good results in six months. Low force is used to move the teeth into place a little at a time. The clear braces used in Six Month Smiles therapy can hardly be seen. Unlike more extensive orthodontic work, this therapy zeros in on the teeth that are visible when you smile. This is a safe method of moving teeth. Generally it is less dramatic in application than other methods in that teeth are seldom pulled using Six Month Smiles. Other risk factors are the same or less than traditional methods of moving teeth.
Once the teeth are moved, a retainer will keep them from shifting out of place again. Patients may have a removable retainer or one that is bonded to the teeth. Your individual circumstances will dictate which type of retainer will best suit your needs. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our experience dentists.