These days, every orthodontic treatment starts with an initial free consultation. This consultation helps understand the needs and expectations of a patient. A patient gets to clear out doubts and get the right information that helps taking an informed decision easier. Moreover, these consultation sessions contribute sufficiently to raise the confidence level among patients about the treatment to a considerable level. As far as Six Months Smile is concerned, these initial consultations are even more important for both a patient and a dentist. It helps both parties to walk through each other’s goals, expectations, and capabilities. It also helps assess whether the Six Months Smile is the best option for the particular patient.
What exactly is it like to slip on orthodontic braces for just six months? Let us explore!
Your usual expectations at the beginning of the treatment
Before starting your Six Months Smile treatment it is important for you to know one important fact. Slipping on conventional metal braces just for six months is never the right solution for a large number of people. Six Months Smile is composed of clear transparent brackets and white wires. It is a discreet alternative to conventional metal brackets. Compared to their traditional counterpart, these braces also deliver faster results. If you want to straighten your front teeth without investing much time, this is the ideal solution to grab. As the name of the procedure implies, it straightens the teeth to deliver expected results within an average time frame of six months. However, this timeline may vary between 4 and 9 months as well.
Just like almost every other orthodontic treatment in the present times, your treatment with Six Months Smile too starts with a free customary consultation with your dentist. This consultation also includes a thorough diagnosis of your teeth and jaws to determine whether this is really the best choice for you. Once everything is decided, the dentist shows you the customized treatment plan which is drawn exclusively using your needs and expectations. Once you approve of it the custom braces are ordered that fit your teeth perfectly. You have to visit your dentist again a few days later to get your new braces fitted to the teeth. On this occasion, you have to be at the dental practice for about an hour. And from point onward, your journey toward straighter teeth starts!
Expect progress in the course of treatment
The first few days after putting on the braces obviously will be a little awkward and inconvenient. But within a month or so you can expect all the inconveniences to vanish away on their own as the teeth will get used to those issues. By this time the teeth will also start moving. As a result, few initial changes to your smile will be noticeable. As time will keep ticking away further improvements in your smile will automatically come to everyone’s notice. With Six Months Smile, this improvement can be seen every couple of weeks. By the end of the fifth month of the journey, some big results will show up – provided the journey lasts that long for you. Remember we have mentioned earlier, in many Six Months Smile cases the treatment gets over as fast as within 4 months. Depending on the level of misalignment your teeth have, there will be 3 to 7 adjustments of your braces throughout the treatment phase. All these minute details will be explained to you upfront during that initial consultation.
In the majority of these cases, the Six Months Smile braces get removed by the end of month six. In other words, now it is time to show off your stunning new smile to family and friends. However, wearing retainers is important once the braces finally come out of your mouth. As such being on retainers in the post-treatment stage is common in almost every orthodontic procedure. These retainers are meant to prevent relapse of your teeth. The Six Months Smile is no exception in this aspect from other orthodontic procedures meant to improve your smile.
Maintenance and care of Six Months Smile braces
As with any similar orthodontic procedure, you have to invest little time and effort in the aspect of proper care and maintenance for your Six Months Smile braces. The steps or the tips involved in this aspect are pretty simple and easy to follow.
- Cleaning the braces – it is pretty likely for plaques and harmful bacteria to form a colony in and around the braces. This can have an adverse impact on the health of your teeth and jaws. But you can easily avoid this by brushing at an angle of 45 degrees around the brackets and wires. Brush from the top of a wire down toward its bottom. Follow this sequence for each and every wire. It is also important to brush your teeth dedicatedly and tirelessly at the same time. Make sure to clean the mouth of all the films of plaque and other build-ups.
- Cleaning the teeth – you should try cleaning each tooth, in turn, every time throughout the treatment phase. First, you should hold the brush at an angle of 45 degrees to the gum line and then apply gentle pressure on the hand to make brushing more effective in removing plaques and other harmful build-ups from your mouth. Move the brush in easy circular motions. Make sure to alter the position of the brush accordingly so that the bristles reach those tinier teeth at extreme corners that are hard of reach. Ideally brushing should cover all three dimensions of the teeth.
- Flossing the teeth – flossing is vital to take proper care of your Six Months Smile braces. Never forget to floss your teeth once daily. If you do not know the right way to floss, you should better request your dentist to demonstrate it to you. Last but nevertheless least, after having finished all the steps mentioned above it is time to rinse the mouth with water or a mouthwash.
Dentists experienced in handling cases of Six Months Braces in London share the tips discussed above. Follow these tips while investing just a few months before this modern orthodontic procedure brings stunning improvements to your smile. For more about this procedure, you are free to contact us at the Chatfield Braces Clinic. We have an impressive record of handling these cases.
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