While “accelerated orthodontics” or “six month braces” may seem new for most, many are surprised to learn that there’s nothing new about short-term orthodontic treatments. For the most part, braces used by dentists offering a shorter treatment time are essentially the same as those offered by orthodontists. In fact, the rate at which teeth move is believed to be the same, which may have you wondering, “How can patients achieve the same orthodontic result in only six months?”
If you are interested in a short-term orthodontic treatment, it’s a good idea to know exactly where you’re starting from in order to discuss an end result that can be achieved. This is because the real difference between six-month orthodontic treatments versus traditional, long-term treatment boils down to the end result. For instance, if you have front teeth that need to be straightened, six month orthodontic treatment will probably provide you with a great result. Yet, short-term orthodontics is not designed to correct protrusions, open bites, deep bites, over bites, or impacted teeth. These common dental concerns require longer treatment or several phases.
While healthy expectation is important when it comes to short-term orthodontics, it’s equally important to consult with a dentist with adequate training and experience to determine if your case is “simple” enough to benefit from shorter treatment.
Treatment Just For You
With numerous advantages and hype surrounding short-term orthodontics, Dr. Ernst and the team at Pleasant Plains Dental invite you to contact us today. With extensive training and experience in both restorative and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Ernst enjoys bringing leading-edge dental treatments to patients. Yet, your oral health is always top priority.
That’s why Dr. Ernst begins with a comprehensive examination of your smile and bite. From here, a specialized treatment plan will be designed just for you. Whether your treatment is more traditional, such as Fastbraces, or accelerated using Six Month Smiles, we’re sure that you will discover your dream smile at Pleasant Plains Dental.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Henry J. Ernst, Pleasant Plains Dental