Have you been thinking about straightening your smile? A lot of people look for traditional metal orthodontics in order to improve their smile and as well as their oral health. Although the use of metal braces is considered a customary method to transform a smile, there is already another type of treatment that can be used, which can also help improve your oral aesthetics with lesser pain and invasion, and shorter time.
This new method is known as the 6-month smile. The six month smile is defined as an inventive type of orthodontic treatment that is effective in straightening the upper and lower front teeth. Aside from this, it can also aid in treating other dental problems in as little as 6 months. This wonderful alternative to the traditional type of orthodontia offers low maintenance and can provide results in just half a year.
This type of method is indeed very easy to maintain and is ideal for adults looking to make a rapid transformation without the duress of traditional braces.
However, there are certain things that must be done in order to make sure that proper oral health is acquired while undergoing the treatment. Some of these things include the regular use of fluoride washes and the avoidance of certain types of food such as hard candies and popcorn. Aside from this, foods that are high in acidity content and are very sticky should also be avoided since it can cause damage to the brackets used in this type of braces. Aside from this, the use of interdental toothbrush and water pick is also necessary to ensure proper tooth cleaning.
Although the treatment is expected to last for only 6 months, the duration will still depend on the case of the patient and the condition of the teeth. Just like most other dental treatments and procedures, a little pain and discomfort can be experienced while undergoing the treatment. Nevertheless, over the counter pain relievers can be used to alleviate the pain sensation caused by this treatment.
Aside from this, not all people are qualified for this kind of method. The people who are best suited for this method are those with crowding or overlapping teeth, overbites, and as well as spacing problems. In order to decide whether this method is suited for a particular patient, there are certain tests that must be performed such as x-rays, and intraoral photographs.