We find that one of the biggest catalysts for adults seeking teeth straightening treatment with orthodontic braces is a special occasion or milestone birthday on the horizon. People either want to have straighter teeth in photographs – for example, on their wedding day or at a family event – or they decide that they’ve had enough of disliking their smile and it’s now or never when it comes to correcting how it looks.
Of course, once there’s an actual date to work towards, one of the first questions people ask is whether there’s still enough time to give them straighter teeth. If you’ve read about fast teeth straightening options, you may be wondering this yourself.
It’s certainly true that there are more teeth straightening options than ever before and that some of these can straighten teeth in a matter of weeks or months. The best way to find out if you’re a suitable candidate is to book a consultation with your dentist. If you are seeking teeth straightening for a special occasion, it is important to be aware that the treatments available to you may have limitations.
What do we mean by this?
Well, many of the popular fast acting orthodontic braces, such as Six Month Smiles, concentrate on moving the teeth people can see when you smile into better alignment. These teeth are often referred to as ‘the social six’, i.e. the six teeth at the top centre of your mouth. Fast acting braces may also concentrate more on the aesthetics of your smile than actually correcting your bite.
If you have a more complex case where teeth throughout your mouth need to be moved into a new position, fast teeth straightening may not be your best option. In these cases, you may be better off with a longer treatment option over 12 to 24 months to give your teeth a better appearance and better function.
Your dentist may also be able to suggest other ways to improve your smile as well as or even instead of orthodontic braces. Veneers and teeth whitening, for example, can both help your teeth to look straighter and healthier.
The first step is not to delay. If you have a deadline in mind for your teeth straightening, every day counts, so book a consultation to ask what options are available to you.
If you want to know more about orthodontic braces in Lincolnshire at the Dental Health Centre, call us on 01476 594480 and we’ll be happy to help.