Can Your Smile Be Straightened In Six Months?

lathrop-clear-bracesIn the past, correcting crooked or crowded teeth meant dealing with metal braces. Teens and especially adults are often hesitant, even if they know correcting the problem improves oral health. However, we can offer a practically invisible alternative with PowerProx braces, which address misalignment in a matter of months. Can your smile really be straightened in just six months?

Frequently Asked Questions About PowerProx Six Month Braces

Question: Who qualifies for these braces?

Answer: We recommend them for patients with minor cases of misalignment. We will carefully examine the patient’s smile, assess the case and extent of the misalignment. We can then decide if this is the best option for improving your oral health.

Question: How do they differ from traditional metal braces?

Answer: Traditional metal braces use metal brackets and metal arch wires. Total treatment can take between a year and 18 months. However, PowerProx uses clear dental brackets, ensuring the orthodontics are less noticeable. In addition, total treatment time is between three and six months, correcting smiles in a significantly shorter time frame.

Question: What does placement involve?

Answer: We will discuss the placement process and address any questions you may have. The brackets will be placed and connected to an arch wire. We will then adjust the tension to reposition the teeth to more optimal positions.

Question: How does misalignment impact oral health?

Answer: We urge people with misalignment to seek treatment to prevent possible oral health concerns. In addition to issues with your appearance, misalignment makes thorough brushing and flossing difficult, allowing food to remain stuck between teeth, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, an uneven smile can strain the jaw joints and potentially lead to the onset of TMJ disorder and bruxism.