Straightening teeth can take as long as two years. But that is not always the case. Some patients can have straight teeth in as little as six months with the short-term braces system called Six-Month Smiles. This is a perfect orthodontic treatment for patients who have minor anterior misalignment.
Short term braces move your teeth into position much faster than traditional braces. This system is used to move crooked teeth that show within your smile line. It does not affect molars. Six-Month Smiles is designed for adults and older teenagers who have mild misalignment. Crooked, crowded or unevenly spaced teeth can be straightened with Six-Month Smiles.
Straight Teeth in Six Months
Traditional braces require long-term commitment. Six-Month Smiles achieves desired results in as little as six months. Some patients may require a little longer to reach the optimal position, but the time will be shorter than traditional braces.
Even though your teeth will be moved into position faster than traditional braces, this does not mean the process will be more painful. This system uses clear braces and nickel-titanium wires for discreet treatment.
After your teeth are in the correct position, you will need to wear a retainer for a period of time until they settle into the new position. The retainer prevents your teeth from migrating back to their old position over time.
Six-Month Smiles is an efficient and effective treatment for individuals that want a smile with straight teeth but do not want to invest in long-term orthodontics. Find out if you are a good candidate for orthodontic treatment with Six-Month Smiles. Contact Smiles in Malibu today to schedule a consultation appointment and examination with Dr. Perkins.