Speeding up the tooth straightening procedure with modern orthodontics.
Crooked teeth are something which the British seem to have a reputation for. Whether this is entirely deserved is debatable, but it is certainly likely that many of us, who, perhaps, should have worn dental braces, did not do so at the time due to their appearance.
The legacy of this is that we see a number of patients at our dental practice in Cheshunt near Waltham Abbey who are unhappy with their crooked teeth and would like to have them corrected; albeit without the use of highly visible braces.
Whilst dental braces are still the only current way to straighten crooked teeth; at the Lodge Dental Suite, we are pleased to be able to supply a selection of modern orthodontics which are not only discreet, but fast acting too.
One of these is the Inman Aligner, which we will take a look at in more detail in another blog post.
Perhaps the most popular teeth straightening methods with our patients from Cheshunt and Waltham Abbey though, is the Six Month Smile brace which we will discuss in a little more detail here.
Six Month Smile
As you may have guessed from the name, this adult orthodontic system takes approximately six months to work. The actual time may be a little less or more depending on each case and this will be discussed with you during your consultation.
So, how does it manage to act faster than other orthodontics?
The Six Month Smiles tooth straightening system actually operates on a similar basis to traditional dental braces. There are, however, two key differences.
Firstly, the braces are made from more refined and smaller materials. Both the brackets and the wires used are made from materials that are a similar colour to your teeth. This enables our patients to wear them without the high visibility factor of traditional braces.
Secondly, the Six Month Smiles system acts faster because it focuses on the visible front teeth only. In many ways, it can be thought of as a cosmetic orthodontic system as its prime purpose is to straighten the teeth that people see when you laugh or smile.
Although, in some cases, the rear teeth may need to be straightened to correct a bite issue, and we will discuss the options with you should this arise; the reality is that most people want straighter teeth to improve their appearance. With ‘6MS’ adult and teen braces, we are confident that we have the ideal method to achieve this.
If you live in the local area and would like more information about the Six Month Smiles system, or adult orthodontics in general, please call The Lodge Dental Suite today on 01992 643 388.