An effective long-term solution to straightening your teeth and correcting your bite is orthodontics. Orthodontics is a subspecialty area in dentistry that focuses on aligning and straightening teeth using wires and brackets that apply force to the teeth to move them into a particular position. The discipline has advanced over decades and today treatment is a lot shorter and more comfortable than it was in the past.
Patients who have problems with their bite and the way their top and bottom teeth line up against each other should consider having orthodontic treatment. Treatment does require good oral hygiene habits by the patient and regular visits to the practice for check-ups and adjustments. Depending on the extent of the alignment required with your teeth, treatment can take from several months to a year with reliable results. Thanks to fixed permanent retention you can be assured that your teeth won’t move after treatment is completed.
The main benefit of having orthodontic treatment is that straighter teeth are healthier teeth. When your bite is properly aligned and your teeth are straightened, there are less gaps and areas for food to get trapped and plaque to build up on the teeth, causing decay. In that sense, orthodontics is a long-term investment in your oral health.
Six Month Smiles Short Term Orthodontic Treatment
Six Month Smiles® short term orthodontic treatment is a modern twist on tried-and-true orthodontics.
There is little debate within the orthodontic community that braces are the most widely used and most effective method to give patients straight, healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. Six Month Smiles has taken the best aspects of braces; modified the treatment and the materials to give adults a common-sense, cosmetic solution that fits your lifestyle.
What makes Six Month Smiles so innovative
- Average treatment times of only six months
- Six Month Smiles Lucid-Lok® clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires are barely visible
- Use of braces has shown to provide the most conservative and predictable final result
- Six Month Smiles Patient Tray Kits™ ensure that your appointments are fast and comfortable
- Low forces and short overall orthodontic treatment times increase comfort, safety, and hygiene
- Six Month Smiles is typically less expensive than traditional braces, aligner therapy, or veneers
Who can have Six Month Smiles?
The Six Month Smiles® system can be used for all patients but is ideal for adults with crooked or poorly aligned front teeth – who want a visible change within as little as five to seven months, depending on their needs. The teeth may always have been crooked, or previous orthodontic treatment during the teenage years may have failed. Book your complimentary appointment and find out what our experienced team can do for you!