Six Months Smile - An Easy And Quick Way To Straighten Misaligned Teeth
Teeth straightening procedures have been around for several decades, and obviously, the goal of this treatment is to gently and gradually straighten misaligned teeth into its ideal position. Regardless of the recent upsurge and changes in the world of orthodontics, traditional metal braces have been the most commonly used braces for orthodontics treatment.
However, despite their increased popularity over the years and across various countries, there is always a growing concern with regards to the length of time a metal brace has to be worn— this is exactly where the six months smile comes in.
The six months smile — what is it?
Six-month smile is an innovative solution for orthodontics patients, who want straighter teeth in just a few months. They make use of a clear and tooth coloured material that makes them less noticeable.
How does it work?
Six months smile works almost the same way as traditional metal braces, but this time, they make use of clear brackets and tooth-coloured materials. The clear brackets are often bonded to the patient's teeth, and the tooth-coloured wires—they are usually placed and adjusted by your orthodontist to align your teeth over the specified period.
These braces are much easier to fit into the teeth when compared to traditional metal braces. During the treatment process, the dental impressions of your teeth will be taken, after which they will be sent off to the six-months smile lab, where unique and custom-made trays are made specifically for your teeth, and your orthodontist will assist you in placing the new braces on your teeth.
Frequently asked questions
Q: Are six months smile comfortable for wearers?
Since the system makes use of low forces that helps to move the teeth gently to its ideal position, it is almost certain that you will experience minimal discomfort throughout the treatment process, which of course may continually reduce after a short while.
Q: How often do I need to visit my orthodontist?
It is often recommended that you see your orthodontist at least once in a month for any possible adjustment that will gently move the teeth into its ideal position. Nevertheless, this may also be dependent on your orthodontist's recommendations.
Q: How long does the treatment process take?
Just like the name implies, treatment will normally elapse after six months. But it is also paramount to note that each treatment plan is strictly dependent on the severity of the dental condition.
Q: Why is the process faster than traditional metal braces?
Basically, the system has been developed to help orthodontics patient who wants to straighten the set of teeth that are easily recognised when they smile. In other words, the emphasis is usually on the cosmetic appearance of the teeth rather than the position of the patient's bite, as well as teeth at the back of the mouth.
Q: Is my speech affected during the treatment process?
It is quite normal for braces to affect an orthodontic patient's speech. However, while it may take a longer time for patients to adjust to this effect with other braces, it usually takes a few days to adjust with six-month smile braces.
Q: What brushing techniques are best for six-month braces?
There may be slight changes to your brushing style and technique. Begin by rinsing your teeth with water to dislodge any form of food particles, after which you can brush the gum line at a 45-degree angle. After this process, brush the teeth holding the bristles down to brush the top of each bracket while repositioning the brush to reach the underside of the brackets and wire.
Q: Do I still need to wear a retainer after treatment?
Yes, it is important to wear a set of retainers after every orthodontics treatment. This will help to keep the teeth straightened and properly positioned. You can either choose between a removable retainer or the set of retainer which are permanently bonded to the back of the teeth. Your orthodontist will recommend the best set of retainer that is right for you.
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