Six Month Smiles and the Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
Orthodontics can correct a range of dental issues, helping to restore confidence in your smile and the appearance of your teeth. Braces remain the main tool for dentists correcting misalignment issues, including crowded, crooked and protruding teeth.
Left untreated, misaligned teeth can cause further problems, with an increased chance of enamel damage and tooth decay. In years gone by, people may have been put off from corrective treatment as they viewed braces as unsightly, but modern braces have come a long way and can be almost invisible now when worn.
What is Six Month Smiles?
Six Month Smiles is an orthodontic treatment that provides a more discreet alternative to traditional metal braces. It is more of a cosmetic treatment as it focuses on the teeth toward the front of the mouth, the ones which will be noticed more by other people.
The clear brackets are bonded to the teeth and are custom-made for each individual from impressions made of their teeth. The wires are also tooth-coloured to make them almost imperceptible. Once fitted, they require regular, short dental appointments to make the necessary adjustments to move the teeth in to place.
Benefits of Six Month Smiles
Apart from being discreet, helping self-esteem when worn, the main benefit of Six Month Smiles is the much reduced time required to achieve results. As the name implies it is a short treatment plan lasting on average 6 months, compared to 12 to 18 months for traditional braces.
This method of corrective treatment is also comfortable since it uses low force to gently realign the teeth in to the correct position. Being custom-made these braces are made to measure, giving more predictable outcomes.
It should be remembered that Six Months Smiles is designed as a cosmetic process for the front teeth and may not be suitable for more complex issues. Your dentist will advise you on the most suitable method of corrective treatment if you have misaligned teeth.
The right orthodontic treatment can improve your smile and prevent the potential oral health issues associated with crooked teeth, such as gum disease, decay and tooth loss. The strain from untreated misaligned teeth can also put additional tension on the jaw joint and the surrounding muscles, resulting in chewing difficulties, headaches and even neck pain.
Orthodontic treatment can help alleviate the discomfort from current dental problems and help prevent future ones from developing.
The Whitehouse Dental Clinic specialises in orthodontics with Six Month Smiles. Contact us today for a FREE initial consultation. Get a beautiful smile very soon!