When it comes to straightening your teeth, there are a variety of options available. Traditional orthodontic appliances, such as silver wires and brackets, have been used for decades to correct misaligned teeth. However, there is a newer option on the market that is gaining popularity: Six Month Smiles. This orthodontic treatment uses transparent brackets and tooth-colored wires to achieve a straighter smile in a fraction of the time.
Six Month Smiles differs from traditional orthodontic appliances in several ways. First, it only focuses on the front teeth when making adjustments. This means that the force exerted on the teeth is much less than with traditional braces, reducing friction between the teeth and allowing them to move faster. Additionally, the treatment time is much shorter than with traditional braces, with an average of six months to complete.
The technology used in Six Month Smiles is similar to that used for decades, but six-month treatment times are relatively new in the field of orthodontics. Therefore, there is still no long-term research studying the effects of treatment over time. However, this method generally requires fewer adjustment visits than normal treatment with braces and is often less expensive as well. Six Month Smiles may be the most effective and pleasant solution for those who have missed orthodontics as teens or who have had some dental movement since their last orthodontic treatment.
It is also an option for those who don't care about the appearance of orthodontic appliances but want to avoid frequent visits to the orthodontist, dietary limitations, and regulated oral care. The PROPEL system is another microinvasive procedure that can be used in conjunction with Six Month Smiles to stimulate bone growth and help move teeth more quickly. Arkansas Family Dental can provide you with all the information you need to choose between braces, Six Month Smiles and all other orthodontic options.Regardless of what type of braces are used, where they are placed, or what they intend to correct, treatment CANNOT “fool biology”. Therefore, it is important to consult with an experienced orthodontist before making any decisions about your oral health.
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