When it comes to orthodontic treatment, there are a variety of options available to help you achieve the smile you desire. One of the most popular options is Six Month Smiles, which is designed to straighten your teeth in a relatively short period of time. But is this type of braces bad for your teeth? The answer is that it depends on the severity of your case. Six Month Smiles doesn't fix the bite (the way the upper and lower teeth fit together) or the alignment of the jaws.
In some cases, just moving certain teeth can worsen the bite, leading to problems with chewing and speaking and even permanent changes in facial structure. Therefore, if your case is more severe, this type of braces may only help your front teeth to improve cosmetically, but it won't treat the entire problem. On the other hand, if you have common problems such as overcrowding or bites, Six Month Smiles may be a great option for you. These braces are transparent, with holders made of transparent plastic and cables that match the color of your teeth, so they won't stand out.
Plus, many patients who have worn traditional braces and opted for a six-month period for relapses say they are more comfortable than traditional orthodontic treatment. Contrary to what many people think, the secret of six-month braces compared to traditional braces is not to aggressively tighten cables to straighten teeth in a shorter period of time. Instead, dentists or orthodontists may use braces to make more complex tooth changes and then switch the patient to aligners. In other cases, they will use aligners on one arch and braces on the other, usually aligners on the top and straps on the bottom.
The Six Month Smiles orthopedic Appliance System also provides your dentist with the appropriate teeth-colored wires and ties needed to produce low-force dental movement and achieve desired results. As its name suggests, Six Month Smiles are orthodontic appliances with treatment times that are typically completed in six months - much shorter than traditional orthodontic appliances which can take up to a year or more.