Tired of hiding your smile at parties or at work? Fed up with feeling self-conscious about your smile?
In the modern world, it is very easy to feel self-conscious about your smile when images of celebrities with traditional Hollywood smiles are everywhere.
Many adults with misaligned smiles want to pursue options to have their teeth straightened, but are concerned about time, cost and of course, discomfort.
Luckily, modern dental techniques have the answer to all three of these concerns, in the form of 6 Month Smiles in Northern Ireland.
Unlike traditional orthodontic braces, these aligners have a discreet appearance and have, as the name suggests, an accelerated treatment time, meaning that you will have that straighter smile sooner than you think.
Want to know more? Read on for the answers to the most commonly asked FAQs about this fast working aligner.
How can it work in just six months?
Traditional orthodontic braces work by moving the surface of the tooth and the root separately, meaning more adjustments to the brace and more trips to the orthodontist.
With 6 Month Smiles in Northern Ireland, this brace is designed to move both the surface and the root at the same time, meaning a reduction in treatment time and dental check-ups.
Also, while the majority of treatments are completed in the six month period, some may take slightly longer or shorter to finish.
I have an over-under bite – can it help me?
While underbites and overbites are fairly common in dentistry, they also have a severity scale.
When you visit your dentist to discuss potential treatment with this aligner, it is your dental practitioner’s decision if your under or overbite is correctable with this brace or not.
Is it uncomfortable?
Users of the six-month aligner initially report some form of discomfort during the first few days post fitting; if you experience this, it should be controllable with over the counter painkillers. If it isn’t, you need to see your dentist as soon as you can.
Wearers of the aligners report no major discomfort during the treatment process, barring those first few days or after any adjustments.
Do I need to see an orthodontist?
In the same way, you wouldn’t try to treat failing eyesight yourself, you need to see an orthodontist and other dental professionals for the best results.
While there are currently many clear braces available online without a consultation, these rarely work and do not offer the same range of treatment options for misaligned teeth. If you want straighter teeth, you will have to visit a dentist for guaranteed results, professional levels of care and advice.
Is there any aftercare I need to know about?
Once you have concluded the treatment with the six-month aligner, you will have to wear a retainer to prevent your teeth from moving back into their original positions. Your dentist will be able to make you a customized retainer to wear while your teeth adjust and become permanently fixed into their new positions.