If the position of your teeth is causing you to long for a better smile but you do not like the idea of wearing braces for an extended period of time, you should ask our team at Lach Orthodontic Specialists about the 6 Month Smile program. In many cases, the teeth can be straightened within just six months. This makes it an attractive option for individuals who would rather put up with their current condition than entertain the thought of long-term orthodontic treatment. Nevertheless, many of these individuals see things differently when the tenure of the braces is only half a year.
The 6 Month Smile program is a treatment method that utilizes accelerated devices to correct the position of the teeth, whether it be both the upper and lower teeth or just one of the two. While the expectation is that the teeth will move into their proper place in about six months, actual times can vary depending on the severity of the condition. It is an excellent choice for individuals who want cosmetic improvements as they relate to their smile, but who do not need more complex adjustments to correct problems with their bite.
This program is effective at correcting problems with the front teeth that include issues like spacing, overbites and crowded or overlapping teeth. The treatment process starts with an examination by the orthodontist in which the teeth and gums, along with the general oral health are checked. The exam will likely include X-rays, photos and impressions of the teeth. Next, an estimation will be made regarding the amount of tooth movement that will be necessary. This calculation will also be used to determine the exact placement of the orthodontic device.
During the 6 Month Smile program, follow-up appointments will be scheduled every so often to check on the status of the orthodontic treatment. During these appointments, the tension of the orthodontic appliance may be adjusted in order to keep the teeth moving toward their targeted positions. These adjustments don’t take much time to complete. Once the teeth are in position, the accelerated devices will be removed and the patient can enjoy their beautiful, bright smile for years to come.
At Lach Orthodontic Specialists, Dr. Lach and his team are committed to helping patients in the Orlando area achieve healthy smiles. Let our team evaluate your teeth and help you determine if the 6 Month Smile program is right for you. Your orthodontic treatment may include metal or clear braces, ligatureless braces or clear aligners like Invisalign®. Dr. Lach is a top 1% provider for Invisalign® and the number one provider in Orlando for Invisalign®. Regardless of which treatment method you choose, you can look forward to the day when you can look in the mirror and be proud of your smile.