WHAT ARE QUICK SMILES & SIX MONTH BRACES?
The Quick Smiles & Six Month Smile braces treatment is a new and revolutionary Short term orthodontic treatment method. Short-term orthodontics, or STO, is an effective, conservative, and reasonable treatment option for adult patients with misaligned teeth. The basic philosophy behind STO is to give adult patients smiles that are esthetic, and to do it in a reasonable amount of time — around six months. Many people are put off from having orthodontic work to straighten their teeth as they will have to wear visible braces for two to three years. Today however, thanks to Quick Smiles & Six Month Smiles you can have the straight teeth you always dreamed of in few months.
WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT INVOLVE?
As usual with any type of orthodontic treatment when you first come to us, the orthodontist will examine your teeth and discuss your needs with you. The orthodontist will tell you if the short term orthodontic treatment is the right option for you. In addition you will also find out the estimated length of your treatment and the cost of treatment.
On your next visit your unique braces will be fitted. These are special wires and white brackets that are hardly visible. You will be asked to return every four to five weeks for monthly checkups. During these 10 to 15 minute sessions your braces will be adjusted – this will continue until you finish your treatment.
IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?
Any orthodontic treatment involves a little discomfort and quick braces are no different, particularly when you first begin your treatment. You will however become used to it quickly as these wires use a much lower force to move the teeth and the discomfort is minimal.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES?
Treatment time is much shorter than comprehensive orthodontic techniques, sometimes by up to 50%
As teeth are moved slowly any discomfort you may feel is minimal.
STO treatment addresses smile by correcting improper tooth position unlike veneers which only mask the problem at the cost of grinding healthy teeth.
The cost of treatment is approximately half of what you would expect to pay for Invisalign or lingual braces.
As the wires are small and braces are tooth coloured they are not as visible as metal train track braces.
If you want a ‘last minute’ perfect smile for an upcoming event in a few months time you can use Quick braces or Six Month Smiles to achieve this.
WHAT ARE THE LIMITATIONS?
Retainers are required after treatment just with other conventional orthodontic treatments.
Wires are not totally invisible.
Some treatments may take slightly longer than six months.
Not all patients are suitable candidates for short term braces.
Though cheaper than invisible braces, quick braces cost more than traditional metal braces.
WILL SIX MONTH SMILES WORK FOR ME?
This new treatment can be the answer that you are looking for if you want to look your best for a special occasion such as a wedding or special holiday in a short period. However if you are in doubt or wish to know more about the treatment our orthodontist will be able to advise you.
HOW CAN THIS WORK SO QUICKLY- DONT BRACES NORMALLY TAKE TWO-THREE YEARS?
The Six Month Smiles treatment incorporates the very latest in orthodontic technology and methods which will reposition your teeth quickly and safely. As the treatment’s main focus is the teeth shown during a smile you are not waiting for all the teeth in your mouth to be moved. To achieve this specially designed wires made from nickel titanium are used to ensure that the treatment is fast and effective.
WHAT CAN THE TREATMENT BE USED FOR?
The Six Month Smiles treatment can be used to correct many orthodontic problems including:
Crowding –the teeth are close together giving them a crowded appearance
Overbite – the front teeth overlap considerably
Spacing – there are large, unsightly gaps between the teeth
Overjet – the front teeth jut out
Underbite- the lower teeth protrude
Openbite – when you bite your teeth together they will not touch
Misplaced Midline – the middle lines of both sets of teeth aren’t in alignment with each other
Crossbite – the teeth do not bite on the right side of each other
As you can see there are many orthodontic problems that can be corrected by following the Six Month Smile treatment.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
As with any type of orthodontic treatment the cost of Six Month Smiles will vary between dental practises but you should typically expect to pay less than you would for Invisalign or veneers.
So why worry!
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