6 Month Braces is a revolutionary orthodontic service for adults who have, until now, felt like they would need to wait 2 years with fixed braces. Until now, if you had crooked teeth, there was a choice between Porcelain Veneers and traditional long-term braces.
Traditional long-term adult orthodontics may take up to two years to straighten all your teeth. Understandably, many adults simply don’t want to wear braces for that long. However, traditional braces still have their place.
Six Month Smiles Adult Braces is an easy choice to make compared to the alternative in many cases.
What do the 6 month smiles braces look like?
You may remember the “railway track” look from years ago. 6 Month Braces uses tooth-colored (white) brackets and wires. They’re barely noticeable!
Six Month Smiles Braces are appropriate for correcting spaces, gaps, crooked, or crowded teeth. If the teeth that show in your smile aren’t straight, 6 Month Braces may be the perfect solution for you.
What is the Difference between 6 Month Braces and Regular Braces?
6 Month Braces are very similar to conventional adult orthodontics as it pertains to brackets and wires being used. The mechanism of moving the teeth is the same. The difference between Six Month Smiles Braces and conventional braces is the focus of the treatment. With 6 Month Smiles, the focus is only on the teeth that show in your smile. The goal of 6 Month Braces is to give you a smile you can be proud of in a reasonable amount of time. It addresses the cosmetic issues of orthodontics.
Most people have no trouble chewing. Their teeth function well, and their bites work fine. Six Month Braces can be finished more quickly than traditional braces because the focus is not on changing your bite. Traditional long term adult orthodontics go beyond that, to perfecting your bite in your back teeth.
Does It Only Take 6 Months?
Most Six Month Braces cases will take about 6 months. Some may take less. A few may take more than 6 months. A “long” case may take up to 9 months to achieve the goals. The vast majority of cases take 6 months.
Does 6 Month Braces Move Teeth Faster Than Normal Braces?
6 Month Braces uses very light and safe forces to move teeth at the same rate as traditional braces. The teeth are not being moved faster. The difference between Six Month Braces and traditional braces is that the treatment is completed sooner. Your front teeth move faster than your back teeth. Traditional braces take longer because there is an additional goal of perfecting the bite in your back teeth. 6 Month Braces is not concerned with perfecting the bite in your back teeth, so the treatment stops once the front teeth are positioned in a cosmetically pleasing arrangement. So, the rate of tooth movement is the same, but the total treatment time is faster.
Q: Can teeth be straightened in six months?
A: The Six Month Smiles technique employs the latest technology and techniques in dentistry to move your teeth quickly and safely. The key components of the treatment are the use of special nickel titanium wires and a primary focus of moving the teeth that show when you smile.
Q: How visible will the braces be for the six months?
A: Six Month Smiles dentists use tooth-colored braces that are barely visible. The wires are tooth-colored as well. These are nothing like metal braces!
Q: How does it work?
A: Six Month Smiles braces use low force to move teeth more comfortably. Many people think that the accelerated treatment means simply “tightening” regular braces to get the teeth moving, but that is not true. Six Month Smiles utilizes standard orthodontic mechanics, but with an emphasis on the cosmetic appearance of your teeth rather than the position of your bite.
Q: What are the risk to my mouth?
A: There are no more risks of root damage or other issues than those associated with traditional orthodontics. Since the forces used with Six Month Smiles braces are lighter and teeth are seldom extracted, there are actually even fewer risks involved with Six Month Smiles orthodontics.
Q: What about a retainer, will I need one?
A: Yes, as with any teeth-straightening treatment a retainer is necessary to maintain the straighter position of your teeth. If you don’t want to wear a removable retainer, you can have a bonded retainer placed. There are a variety of options that you can choose from according to your personal preference and situation.
Q: Is it that simple?
A: If you are an adult (15 years and older) with crooked or spaced teeth and you’re not looking for a major alteration to your bite, this could be the solution for you! Most adults ARE candidates for Six Month Smiles.