There are several options available today for straightening teeth, in addition to traditional metal braces. Invisalign is a popular option, as well as other brands of clear braces. All of these treatments still take at least a year to complete, however. An alternative to consider is the Six Month Smiles system. If you are looking for an orthodontic treatment that doesn’t take years, talk to your dentist at Prime Dental in Grand Prairie, TX to determine whether this is a good option for you.
This system is for adults (or teenagers 16 and older). It can treat crooked, spaced, or misaligned teeth using clear braces and tooth-colored wires for a barely-noticeable treatment. The average length of treatment is only six months.
The procedure starts with a consultation from a provider, such as Prime Dental, to determine whether you are a candidate for the system. If so, another appointment will be needed to have the braces put on. This usually takes about one hour to complete.
It may take some time for your teeth to get adjusted to having braces on them. Within the first month, movement will have begun towards a straighter, more beautiful smile. During months one to five, you should expect and be able to see change each month. You will need to return to the dentist office three to seven times for adjustments, depending on the case. At the end of treatment, which should be around month six, you’ll have the braces taken off to reveal a beautiful new smile.
Unlike traditional metal braces, which are very conspicuous, the braces used with Six Month Smiles are discreet and almost unnoticeable. The brackets are clear, and wires are tooth-colored so that they appear almost invisible even when speaking with others.
Six Month Smiles braces are also reportedly more comfortable than traditional braces. There may be some initial discomfort when the braces are first placed, as well as following adjustments, but patients generally do not report any other complaints.
Straight teeth are not just more attractive, but they are beneficial to your oral health as well, as they are easier to clean and distribute biting forces more evenly throughout all the teeth. If you are ready to improve your smile and are looking for orthodontic treatment in Grand Prairie, TX, contact us today at Prime Dental.