November 15, 2016
Are you self-conscious about your smile? Do you smile only with your lips or hide your mouth behind your hands when talking because you are embarrassed about crooked teeth or that gap between your two front teeth? At Dental Wellness Phoenixville, we know how the condition of your smile can affect your confidence. You don’t have to live this way anymore. With today’s advancements in orthodontic care, you have many options for getting that straight, healthy smile you have always dreamed about.
The thought of enduring a mouthful of metal braces for anywhere from eighteen months to three years, especially now that you are an adult, is probably too painful to think about, right? Don’t worry, traditional braces are not your only option. Invisalign technology and the Six Month Smile System both use clear trays that act as braces. These methods of aligning your teeth are not only less visible, but also take less time than traditional metal braces. Retainers (both the removable and bonded kinds) and palatal expanders also can help shift teeth to help with alignment and they are not as noticeable as a mouthful of metal braces. New techniques and devices have also been developed to work in conjunction with braces to help accelerate the teeth straightening process. But what is the safest, most efficient way to get straight teeth?
Six Month Smiles cosmetic braces system unlike the other options only have to be worn for six months. If you are mainly worried about the cosmetic appearance of your teeth, and your teeth and gums are otherwise healthy, then the Six Month Smile system may be right for you.
Here is what you need to know to make the best decision for your particular situation.
What is the Six Month Smiles System?
By focusing just on the alignment of the teeth that are visible when you smile, this revolutionary new cosmetic braces system only has to be worn for six months, and in addition, Six Month Smiles uses clear or tooth-colored brackets along with clear or tooth-colored wires for a more pleasing appearance. With traditional braces, brackets are placed on every tooth, unlike with Six Month Smile, where brackets are only placed on the front teeth.
The best thing about this system is that you only have to wear it for six months and your family and friends will barely even notice that you are wearing braces. If you know you have a big event coming up in the next year like a wedding or a big party where you are determined to impress, then this is the best option to get straight teeth fast. When time is of the essence, why worry about those back teeth that no one but your dentist will ever see?
Will this break my bank?
Another big reason, adults tend to avoid seeing an orthodontist despite being self-conscious about their smile, is the cost. Traditional braces can be a major investment often requiring a loan or a payment plan, and with all your other monthly bills, it just might not seem feasible to you. The Six Month Smiles System, however, will usually cost less. Straighter teeth have never been more affordable. It is a win-win situation. Besides having to only wear the cosmetic braces system for 6 months, you will also have more money left in your bank to afford to take your new smile out for a night on the town.
How does it work?
The Six Month Smiles System unlike traditional orthodontics, uses low force to move teeth gently into alignment so there is minimal mouth, teeth and jaw pain from the shifting of the teeth. The system is comfortable to wear, but is still a very efficient process, giving you a straighter smile in just six months. By only concentrating on the teeth that show when you smile, the system is able to reduce overall treatment time substantially without any risk of damage to your teeth, roots or gums.
Keep in mind though that you will still need to wear a retainer afterwards to help retain the new, straighter, positioning of your teeth. Retainers typically come in a removable version or a bonded version if you don’t want to have to worry about taking the retainer in and out.
Also, make sure that you are maintaining proper teeth and gum cleaning including flossing while wearing the system to ensure that your teeth remain healthy and strong throughout the entire process. This is an important no matter which teeth-straightening treatment you choose.
Is Six Month Smile the right option for me?
This system is designed for people who have crooked or unevenly spaced teeth in the front of their mouth, but don’t have any underlying function or hygiene issues. Patients with missing teeth or gum disease or problems with the position of their bite have more serious issues to address than just the appearance of their smile, but if your concerns are mainly about the cosmetic appearance of your teeth, then Six Month Smile might be the right fit for you.
The bottom line is you want a solution that fits your lifestyle. You don’t have time for years of long dental appointments that interfere with your busy schedule. With Six Month Smile, not only will you have the whole process wrapped up in a shorter amount of time, the patient tray kits used with the system are designed to get you out of the dentist’s chair as quickly and safely as possible.
The best way to make an informed decision is to sit down and talk with an orthodontist to discuss your particular situation. He or she will examine your teeth and gums and go over all the possible options with you.
For more information about Six Month Smiles in Phoenixville, PA, or to schedule your appointment to see if this option is right for you, call our dentist office today.
At Dental Wellness Phoenixville, we focus on providing you with anxiety-free dentistry to improve your smile!