Six Month Smiles is an orthodontic treatment in which brackets and wires are used for straightening the front upper and lower teeth in just about six months. However, sometimes the treatment duration could vary depending on the severity of an individual's misalignment problems.
A person with a cracked or discolored tooth will suffer from low self-esteem as it affects not only their cosmetic appearance but also their general health. Six Month Smiles braces can help treat multiple orthodontic problems that affect the teeth' cosmetic appearance by using clear brackets and tooth-colored nickel-titanium wires. This treatment is ideal for patients who want the cosmetic straightening benefits of braces, and it works by applying a gentle force to shift the teeth to the desired positions. It keeps in mind a patient's comfort, safety, and oral hygiene during the course of the treatment. The name six-month smile comes from the fact that this treatment can re-position the crooked or misaligned teeth within an average time frame of six months.
What is the procedure involved in Six-Month Smile?
During your initial consultation, your orthodontist will conduct a comprehensive examination of your teeth, gums, and oral health to conclude if you are a suitable candidate for Six Month Smiles treatment. This will involve taking X-rays, intraoral and facial photographs, and impressions of your teeth to create models that determine how they fit together. The dental laboratory will use these models to compute the precision tooth movement necessary to accomplish the desired straightening effects on your front teeth and where the clear brackets and tooth-colored wires should be positioned.
During your next appointment, you will be fitted with clear brackets and tooth-colored archwires. The dentist will attach the brackets to your teeth by applying bonding adhesive to your front teeth' enamel surface, as well as to the brackets. The brackets come specifically positioned inside a custom-fabricated tray that allows the dentist to fix them exactly where they must be on your teeth.
The custom tray will be secured to your teeth and held in place by making sure of the proper positioning of the brackets. But before this, an adhesive agent is applied to the surface of the teeth and brackets in order to attach the custom tray to your teeth. Once the brackets have been set, the tray can be removed. A high-intensity light is used to harden the adhesive to ensure that the brackets are secured and then attach the tooth-colored wires and adjust them to make sure the tooth's proper movement. Later you will be required to visit the dentist once every 4-5 weeks for carrying out the adjustments and tightening of the archwires until the completion of your treatment. These adjustments of brackets and wires will not take more than 10-15 minutes. At the end of the treatment, the brackets and wires are removed.
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