In order to transform a smile, and improve oral health, many people seek traditional metal orthodontics. Although metal braces are a customary method used to transform smiles, and improve oral health, there is another form of treatment that is now being utilized to enhance a person’s oral aesthetics with minimal invasion, time and pain.
One of the newest forms of dental appliances that aid in enhancing smiles are 6-month smiles. Six-month smiles are an inventive type of orthodontics used for straightening a person’s top and bottom front teeth. This dental treatment assists in fixing an assortment of dental problems and can give a person their desired results in as little as 6 months. This alternative to traditional orthodontia is low maintenance and can provide quality results in a fraction of the time.
These appliances are very easy to maintain. Although they are easy to maintain there are certain steps that one must take to ensure suitable oral health while undergoing this type of treatment. The use of regular fluoride rinses and avoiding certain foods, such as popcorn, hard candies and other types of hard foods, are required. Also foods with high acidity and those that are sticky should be avoided because they are harmful to the brackets on these types of braces. Use of a water pick and an interdental toothbrush is also recommended during the course of this orthodontic method to guarantee optimal tooth cleaning.
Although the typical length of treatment is six months, actual treatment times may differ depending on the individual and their particular issues and desired results. Like any other braces there will be slight pain and discomfort upon application of these. The recommended solution for any soreness is the use of over the counter pain relievers.
Only certain people qualify for this short-term option. Those best suited for this treatment plan have crowding and overlapping, overbites and spacing problems. To decide whether these special oral braces are right for you, you will need to have a variety of x-rays and intraoral photographs taken. If you would like to know if you qualify for six-month braces you should contact Dr. Stephen Poss as he is a leader in the cosmetic dentistry industry and is familiar with the application and treatment of these specialty braces.