6 Month Braces
Straight teeth in 6 months!
That’s right: Six Month Adult Braces. You are not dreaming. You did read that correctly. Six month braces is not a dream, but it can be the answer to the dreams of many patients.
As the name implies Six Month Braces is an orthodontic treatment that is completed in 6 months. Allow me to clarify: the great majority of cases are completed in a treatment time of 6 months. Some patients are actually treated in less time. Some very difficult cases can take more time. Even these difficult cases are often treated in just 8 or 9 months. So treatment is completed in 4 to 9 months with most cases being completed in 6 months.
The Goal of Six Month Braces:
Most patients seeking orthodontic treatment are unhappy with the aesthetics of their teeth and want to improve their smile. Six Month Braces are analogous to porcelain veneers, bonding and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. Instead of shaving down the teeth and bonding porcelain or plastic to them, the teeth are gently moved to their most beautiful position. The main focus of treatment is the cosmetics of the visible teeth. This usually creates the desired result – a great smile.
How Do Six Month Braces Work?
Six Month Braces are actually a combination of time tested orthodontic techniques that have been put together in a new and exciting way. Some of the techniques have been used for over 60 years and have been well documented in the orthodontic literature. These techniques were put together in the 1980’s and the technologies to implement them have finally been made available. A key ingredient of the Six Month Braces procedure is the use of high-tech wires. These wires exert a light continuous force to gently move the teeth to the desired position. In addition we also use clear or tooth colored brackets and rubber elastics to make our braces less noticeable and more esthetic.
My teeth are all crowded together. Will Six Month Braces work on me?
The most common chief complaint of patients seeking orthodontic treatment is crowding. Crowded teeth are treated very well with Six Month Cosmetic Braces. So how do we gain space to fit all the teeth into the arch? Most people with crowded teeth have large teeth in a small jaw, or arch. In many cases simply rounding out and developing the constricted arch will give you enough room to straighten the crowded teeth.
Some more severe crowding situations will require gentle polishing between the teeth and is also called enamel slenderizing or reprox. Reprox has a 60-year history in orthodontics. It is a very conservative way to help alleviate crowding, it is painless, it does not increase the incidence of tooth decay or gum disease and it can help increase long term stability of the final result by slightly flattening the contact areas between the teeth.
Will Six Month Braces Work on Me if I Have Spaces, an Overbite, or an Underbite?
Six Month Braces will work on almost any type of situation Other problems that can be treated with Six Month Braces include, but are not limited to open bites, deep bites, anterior crossbites, and teeth that need orthodontics prior to cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneer placement.