No matter your age, you're never too old to have orthodontic treatment. More and more adults who missed the chance of having braces as children are opting to have their teeth straightened later. For some, however, the thought of wearing traditional braces with metal brackets and wires is daunting to say the least. There’s just no getting around the appearance of a “metal mouth.” Fortunately, Newark dentists Drs. Bond and Ganfield offer clear braces with Six Month Smiles.
Six Month Smiles is designed to straighten smiles that only require orthodontic treatment for cosmetic purposes as opposed to reasons connected to the bite or occlusion. That's why braces with Six Month Smiles take so much less time than standard orthodontics. Otherwise, Six Month Smiles and traditional braces are quite similar in the way they perform; they use the same orthodontic mechanics to achieve properly aligned teeth.
However, unlike traditional braces, Six Month Smiles uses Lucid-Lok® clear brackets and tooth-colored wires instead of the metal brackets and wires that are the norm in orthodontic treatment. With these invisible braces, Newark residents can correct a number of cosmetic dental problems that may affect the teeth in the smile zone, including:
When you consult with Newark dentists, Dr. Bond or Dr. Ganfield, about Six Month Smiles, they will carefully examine your teeth and gums to make sure there isn't a dental problem to address before you get braces. If they determine that you are a qualified candidate, then we will take a comprehensive collection of digital X-rays, photos of your mouth and face, and impressions of your teeth that will be used to create 3D models of your teeth. The Six Month Smiles lab will use all of this information to determine exactly how your teeth need to move in order to give you the straight smile you’ve always wanted.
When we receive your clear braces at White Clay Dental Associates, they’ll arrive in a custom-manufactured tray that allows our doctors to place your brackets precisely where they need to be on your teeth. The brackets will be adhesively bonded to the enamel surfaces of your front teeth. Once the brackets are in place and secure, the tooth-colored arch wires are attached to the brackets and adjusted to ensure your teeth move properly.
Six Month Smiles uses low force to move your teeth more gently than traditional braces. And while you will need to visit White Clay Dental Associates every four or five weeks for adjustments and some tightening, most patients report minimal discomfort. The average course of treatment with these invisible braces requires six months, though some patients only need four months of treatment. At the end of your orthodontic treatment with Six Month Smiles, the brackets and wires will be removed and you’ll have a straight and beautiful smile looking back at you in the mirror.
Do you want to learn more about Six Month Smiles, or would you like to reserve an appointment with Dr. Bond or Dr. Ganfield? Contact our dental office to start getting the smile you deserve today.