The emergence of new dental technologies has replaced the need for the traditional and longer method of braces. Of course this new treatment is exciting and a huge relief for many, especially adults that don’t want to look quite so juvenile, but as with many new technologies the questions remain, is it worth sacrificing the proven success of the traditional wire and bracket for the quicker and faster 6-Month Smiles? Will they be as permanent?
What is the difference between the two?
Traditional braces can be applied to patients young and old. They are adjusted during appointments over a lengthy period of time and are very effective. 6-Month Smiles are meant for patients over the age of 18 years old and designed to be very discreet. The wires and brackets are clear and hardly noticeable on your teeth. The primary focus is adjusting the teeth that show when you smile.
How do they work?
Traditional braces will straighten all or most of the teeth in your mouth and requires adjusting over a lengthy period of time. Metal brackets and wire are applied to your teeth and tightened over time to give you the desired results. Traditional braces can fix issues with your bite too. 6-Month Smiles uses the same concept but only focuses cosmetically on the teeth that show when you smile. The brackets and wires are clear and unobtrusive, meaning you won’t have a mouth full of metal during the treatment. 6-Month Smiles are proven to work and have many success stories.
Which one is right for me?
If you are over the age of 18 and looking primarily to fix your teeth that show the most, then 6-Month Smiles is likely for you. Or perhaps you have a snaggletooth that has bugged you for years; 6-Month Smiles is your answer. Keep in mind that every person’s mouth is different, and each situation requires unique assessments. So if you are weighing your options, come in and see us and we’ll put you on the right path for that beautiful smile you deserve.