Having crooked or unstraightened teeth is indeed a total mess and may even appear more irksome, especially for patients who are not willing to undergo the normal traditional metal wired braces. Well, you shouldn’t have to wait for a year or two to get your teeth straightened. With six months smile, you are sure to have your teeth fixed in about six months. At adult braces, our specialist dentist In London will offer amazing teeth straightening process that takes less than a year to give you a straighter smile.
What are six months smiles?
Six months smile is a quick and effective alternative to conventional braces; they are becoming a recent treatment process in the field of orthodontics, focused towards moving the teeth into better alignment position within 6 months, by utilising clear braces for the treatment procedure. The treatment is specifically more suitable for patients interested in a shorter treatment period.
Who should consider a six-month smile orthodontic braces
Most adults are good candidates for six-month smiles, especially patients with extrusions, rotations, intrusions or tipping. However below are common issues that can be easily rectified with a six months smile;
Crowding: crowding occurs in the teeth when there is disharmony in the tooth to jaw size relationship or when the teeth are larger than the available space.
Spacing: dental or tooth spacing is a very complicated but simple complication which requires technical knowledge about the different types of spacing and the required treatment plan. Tooth Spacing generally occurs when there are unnatural gaps between the teeth.
Overbite: overbite is often caused by the excessive protrusion of the upper jaw, or an underbite when the lower jaw protrudes forward causing the lower jaw and teeth to extend out beyond the upper teeth.
Underbite: a dental underbite is a term for a dental condition usually characterised by lower teeth which may extend outward farther than the upper front teeth.
Crossbite: a crossbite is a form of malocclusion where a tooth or a set of teeth has a more lingual position than its corresponding antagonist tooth in the upper or lower dental arch. In other words, it is generally referred to as a lateral misalignment of the dental arches.
Openbite: an openbite is simply referred to a dental situation, where teeth do not come together in a bite
Overjet: a dental overjet is often confused with an overbite. It occurs when there is a general protruding of the front teeth.
How can the teeth be straightened with clear braces in just 6 months?
We are often asked questions regarding how feasible it is for your teeth to get straightened within six months. However, with the incorporation of cutting edge technology into the field of orthodontics, coupled with experienced orthodontics professionals and a community of dentists all over the world, your smile can be easily revitalised within six months. Nevertheless, the procedure has exploited the benefits of other treatment procedure, by utilising clear wires and braces, primarily focused towards moving the set of teeth that are displayed when you smile.
What are the treatment procedures?
The treatment will normally follow the following process below:
Consultation: as ever, every orthodontics treatment starts with a visit to your dentist in order to ensure you are a perfect candidate for a six-month smile.
Teeth impressions are taken: during this process, your teeth impressions will be thoroughly checked and taken, with x-rays, intraoral and facial photographs of your teeth. More so, you can have a discussion with your dentist with regards to how you would like your teeth to appear and how much of an improvement is required.
Impressions are sent off to the laboratory: your teeth impressions are taken and sent off to a lab for your clear customarily made braces.
Customised braces are made: after the models have been calculated and impressions have been taken, your orthodontist will use the models and impressions to create clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires needed to fix your dental issues.
Fitting the braces: the next step is to fit in the braces, which are tooth coloured and barely noticed. In some cases, space needed to relieve crowding is created, by polishing between the teeth or by removing a tooth, to create sufficient space. You will also need to return to your dentist for retightening at least every four to five weeks to keep the teeth in position.
Retainers fitted: removable or fixed retainers are fixed to the teeth to guard against the teeth moving back to its pre-treatment position.
What are the benefits of six months smile?
Shorter treatment method: just as the name suggests, the procedure takes an average of six months to straighten crooked teeth. The treatment provides a well aligned and straightened teeth within a shorter period when compared to the normal traditional metal braces.
Less noticeable: it utilises clear and transparent aligners to straighten the teeth, which makes them rarely noticed. With this, orthodontics patient can enjoy some amount of freedom, as well as less embarrassment, which is often associated with the normal traditional metal braces.
Affordable treatment procedure: the procedure is quite affordable since the treatment process is quite shorter than other orthodontic treatment procedure.
Less stringent treatment: the system utilises light force that makes the treatment more comfortable and less painful than other orthodontic treatments. More so, there is less damage to the root and gum tissues
Some Frequently Asked Questions We are Often Faced with:
The 6 months smile treatment uses special nickel titanium wires for each treatment. With this, your teeth are gently moved until your smile is completely revitalised. Emphases are often laid on the aesthetics of your teeth and the appearance of your teeth, rather than the position of your bite.
Treatments are rarely painful; this is often due to the fact that six-month smile works gradually while moving the teeth to their normal position. However, since everyone is different and what works for others may not necessarily work for you, the chances are that you might experience an initial discomfort which can be easily taken care of, with the use of aspirins or other pain relievers.
You may experience some few changes during your first week of treatment. However, as you get used to your new braces, your speech may usually return to its normal condition.
The six-month smile is less expensive than conventional metal brace treatment. Treatment may often vary based on the severity of your dental conditions.
Definitely! However, if your teeth are unrestrained, it tends to move back to its pre-treatment position. Generally, the work of the retainers is to avoid such scenarios as it would occur in any other orthodontic treatment process.