When you smile or talk, do your crooked teeth or gaps make you want to hide them? Have you thought about braces but don't want a mouth full of metal? There are various solutions to straightening teeth, and now one of the newest is Six Month Smiles. To transform your smile in only six short months, Dr. Chow delivers among the best 6 month braces Thousand Oaks has available.
Crooked or misaligned teeth open the door to tooth decay and gum disease. This is because these teeth are harder to clean and keep clean. Teeth that are not straight can also cause pain in the jaw. Adults who need their teeth straightened, however, are often reluctant to have metal braces due to a less attractive appearance during the process. With Six Month Smiles, you can cosmetically straighten your teeth with a minimally invasive system. Many patients also follow their straightening with any needed teeth whitening or bonding procedures if needed to produce the final result of a beautiful, white smile.
How is Six Month Smiles Braces Different?
Six Month Smiles are for individuals 16 years old and older. These clear, cosmetic braces are barely visible even though they utilize the same system as traditional fixed bracket and wire metal braces. They are not removable during the straightening process the way clear aligners are and provide a powerful but gentle method of moving the visible teeth into a straight position.
Six Month Smiles can be a great alternative for people who do not need a major change to their bite but want to change the cosmetic appearance of their smile. As a result, the straightening process is faster. The same orthodontic mechanics are involved as those with traditional braces. A shorter length of time does not mean more force is used. In fact, Six Month Smiles uses low force to gently reposition teeth.
Will Six Month Smiles Braces Damage My Teeth?
No damage to your teeth or tooth roots will occur from using the Six Month Smiles straightening system. Also, it's seldom necessary to extract any teeth, whereas extractions are more common with traditional metal braces. Since tooth extractions are surgery, and since any surgery always comes with certain risks, this possibility is greatly reduced.
Schedule a Consultation
When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Chow, he will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, jaws and gums as well as look over your dental history. Every patient is unique and has unique aspects to their dental needs. Dr. Chow's evaluation will determine which teeth need to move and where. Of course, all aspects of your specific dental issues will be taken into account to determine whether Six Month Smiles is the best option for you.
Once Dr. Chow has determined that this short-term orthodontic solution is right for you, he will take an impression of your teeth and jaw. The model made from this impression will be used to custom make the brackets which will be precisely positioned and bonded to your teeth. Then the tooth-colored wires will be attached and adjusted.
You will see Dr. Chow periodically throughout the process so he can monitor your progress. In approximately six months, your braces will be removed. You will need to wear a retainer, either a removable one or one that is permanently attached behind the teeth. Dr. Chow will go over the various options with you.
Change Your Life with Six Month Smiles Braces
Orthodontics has improved by leaps and bounds over the years. One thing that hasn't changed is the desire by individuals to have an aesthetic and healthy smile. A variety of options is now available, making teeth straightening a much more tailored procedure to benefit a person's specific needs. If short-term orthodontics is an option, you will find among the best 6 month braces Thousand Oaks has to offer at Model Smile Dentistry.
Schedule a Consultation
We welcome the opportunity to help you understand the state of your oral health with a consultation with Thousand Oaks dentist, Dr. Albert Chow. He will conduct a thorough examination and discuss the results with you, ensuring you understand all of your dental options.