Six Months Braces and your Azusa Dentist is giving you a reason to smile
Orthodontic problems can have a very negative impact on the aesthetics of a person’s smile, even those that are considered mild. When teeth that are visible when smiling are crooked, crowded, or turned it can result in a patient hiding their smile and avoiding social situations due to embarrassment.
When these issues do not cause a problem with the bite, patients are often reluctant to commit to two or three years of orthodontics to correct what is considered a cosmetic issue. Six Month Smiles could be the perfect solution for these patients.
What is Six Month Smiles?
Six Month Smiles is different from the “traditional” orthodontic treatment options that are available. One of the major differences is the time commitment; patients can complete the treatment in four to nine months, with the average being six. Although, this system uses wires and brackets to straighten your teeth, they are nearly invisible. The brackets are made from a clear plastic that is bonded to your teeth and the wires are made from tooth colored nickel-titanium.
Who is a good candidate for Six Month Smiles?
Six Month Smiles can successfully address a number of orthodontic problems including intrusions, extrusions, rotations, and tipping. It can also be used to treating other problems that result in cosmetic issues that affect the front teeth. Six Month Smiles is not appropriate for treating complex orthodontic problems, including those that affect the bite. Dr. Luu will determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment.
The treatment procedure
Once it is determined that Six Month Smiles is a good option for you, impressions will be taken of both arches of teeth. The models created from these impressions will be sent to Six Month Smiles dental lab. They will map out the tooth movement and determine the placement of the brackets. They will then create Patient Tray Kits TM, these ensure proper placement of the brackets. Once Gentle Care Dentistry receives these from the lab, they can be placed, and you are on your way to a beautiful smile. To ensure that your treatment is progressing properly, and to get the necessary adjustments, you will need to see Dr. Luu approximately every four weeks.
If want to know if Six Month Smiles is a good choice for you, call Gentle Care Dentistry at +1 626-466-9596 and schedule your consultation.