Your smile is an expression of who you are, so if you're one of the millions of Americans who aren't happy with the way their smile looks, consider Six Month Smiles to get the beautiful, straight smile you'll be proud to show off. Six Month Smiles takes a modern approach to traditional orthodontic treatment by using the tried and true technology of braces with a cosmetic twist to fit your lifestyle.
Everyone Should Smile With Confidence
A Cosmetic Solution to Traditional Metal BracesTraditional braces have been shown to be the most conservative and predictable way to achieve a great smile, but many people aren't thrilled with the thought of having a mouth full of metal. With Six Month Smiles, you'll still get the great results of braces, but Six Month Smiles Lucid-Lok® clear brackets and Chameleon™ tooth-colored wires are barely visible, so you can feel free to smile with confidence while your teeth are being straightened. Plus, the average treatment time is only six months!
Are Six Month Smiles braces comfortable?Yes! Even though your treatment is accelerated, Six Month Smiles braces focus on the cosmetic appearance of your teeth rather than the position of your bite, so it can use low force to move teeth and there's no extra “tightening” involved.
Do Six Month Smiles braces damage teeth, roots, or gums?There are no more risks of root damage or other issues than those associated with traditional orthodontics. Since the forces used with Six Month Smiles braces are lighter and teeth are seldom extracted, there are actually even fewer risks involved with Six Month Smiles orthodontics.
Am I a candidate for Six Month Smiles?If you are 15 years or older with crooked or spaced teeth and you're not looking for a major alteration to your bite, this could be the solution for you! Most adults ARE candidates, but only your dental professional will be able to decide if Six Month Smiles is right for your specific needs.
10 STEPS TO CLEAN TEETH WHEN USING THE SIX MONTH SMILE BRACES
It is a fact of life that a lot of teenagers, and adults too need to have braces fitted to address misalignment of teeth or because they have chosen, as adults, to have the 6 month smile braces. For children and adults who have to learn to keep teeth clean and brush their teeth with braces, there are some techniques that will ensure that teeth are kept clean and healthy. The new cleaning regimen is bound to take a bit longer to start with as you get the hang of it, and the first few times it might take as much as 3-5 minutes to brush your teeth thoroughly, floss, and do everything else you have to do. Here are some tips to help you make sure that your teeth are well cared for even when you are wearing your six month smile braces.
10 steps to ensure your braces and teeth are kept at their best
Get yourself a really good toothbrush. Your dentist might have a recommendation for you but if not then it will be best to buy a normal rather than electric toothbrush. Asking other people who wear braces may not be the best idea as they may not give you the right kind of recommendation of brush to use. Getting one with a pointy end and groove that will get in between the braces will be best and you can ask your dentist for advice on this.
As far as brushing is concerned, to begin with, put toothpaste on your brush as normal and then brush your teeth in small circular motions. Start at the front and then move to the back and then move onto the chewing surface. If your dentist has other recommendations then follow his or her advice.
As you brush you should position your toothbrush so that is at an angle, getting under your braces. Then, move your toothbrush up and down slowly. This will help you to get under the wires and get the brush right onto your teeth.
Now you should continue brushing until each and every tooth at the front, back, and all the chewing surfaces are thoroughly brushed. Then when you are finished just spit the toothpaste into a sink.
Wash your mouth out well and then check your teeth. Do they still look dirty or do they look nasty? If they do then you probably haven't brushed them well enough. Go back over the steps until the teeth look really clean and bright.
You will need to get some floss. Most dentists will give you floss with hard ends that will thread more easily under your braces so that you can clean the thoroughly.
With the floss, thread it under your braces, and then move it up and down slowly, just as you would for normal flossing. Do this on each and every tooth. This can be time consuming but if you are to keep your teeth healthy, it is essential.
After you have flossed your teeth thoroughly, check between your teeth to see if there is any food in there. If there is, you probably didn't floss well enough so repeat the process.
Now you should check generally through the mouth for any loose brackets or wires, or any sore spots in your mouth. If your dentist gave you little brushes that look a bit like Christmas trees, use those to clean between each tooth.
Now that the cleaning process has been completed, use a mouthwash to swish around and refresh your mouth.
Lastly, check all your teeth to ensure that everything is clean and if not, repeat any steps you need to.