The '6-month' Smile
Beware of the those offering short-term orthodontics! These treatments will be heavily marketed as quick, accelerated, painless or stable treatment. What you may not be aware of is that these treatments only require a dental professional to undertake 1-2 of days of introduction before one is qualified to provide the treatment.
These systems all use standard stainless steel or ceramic brackets, whilst using the same aligning arch wires as traditional orthodontic braces. However, their sole aim is to straighten what's commonly referred to as the "social six" teeth - the upper anterior canine to canine.
There is a significant risk of relapse following this type of treatment - teeth returning to their original position. However, there are situations when this type of treatment may be appropriate, such as a wedding or formal event.
Our specialist orthodontists will be more than happy to sit down with you and discuss all your options for brace treatment, including timing.