Over the years, metal, wire-installed braces have been the most common way to address teeth alignment issues. Dentists all over the world recommend using metal or plastic braces to straighten crooked teeth. That’s majorly because braces do not impact facial aesthetics in any manner.
A relatively new concept, Invisalign, is an all-new method for teeth alignment. Apart from facial aesthetics, people are more concerned about the duration and cost of dental treatments. That’s where we consider 6-month braces over the regular ones.
So, are 6-month braces better than regular ones? Before we get into it, here’s a quick refresher on traditional braces and their advantages.
The most ancient methods for dental fixtures are regular or traditional braces and metal brackets.
With regular fixing, braces can move teeth into alignment with the jaw and correct their position. These traditional braces have been used in dental treatment for many years because they effectively correct bite issues and the complexities of misaligned teeth.
On the other hand, metal brackets are affixed on teeth with the help of special adhesives and archwires. You’ll need to visit the dentist every 4-6 weeks for periodic tightening and to adjust the settings.
Some of the major advantages of traditional or regular braces are:
Affordable over newer procedures
Metal braces are cheaper than newly invented dental appliances. Plus, the maintenance cost is relatively low for this solution.
Sturdy and safer for the physically active
Metal braces are stronger and less likely to break during treatment. If you play any sport or are involved in regular physical activity, the robust grip of metal braces is a safer alternative.
Convenient for severely distorted teeth
Metal braces are the best option to deal with significant dental issues. These are the most effective solutions, no matter how bad your biting problems are.
A long-term solution to misaligned teeth
Metal braces give you a long-term solution for your dental problems. Regular checkups with dentists will help you improve oral care longevity.
Prevents bone erosion
Metal braces are tightly fixed with the jaws. Therefore, it reduces friction, improves the dental setting, and prevents dental erosion.
These clear brackets with tooth-colored archwires are more apparent than clear braces.
Although significantly less noticeable than metal braces, the six-months braces are not that transparent.
A long process of treatment
Usually, traditional brace-related treatments require at least one year to complete. It might take longer if the patient’s bite issues are severe or the implant dentures are critically distorted.
Metal braces might be responsible for the distorted look of your face. The bulky metal brackets protrude from your mouth. Hence, your facial aesthetic can be hampered.
You can face a certain level of discomfort whenever you wear metal braces.
Change in diet
Foods like popcorn, cheese, and peanut butter can damage braces. So, the dentist will give you particular guidelines on what you can eat while you’re getting braces.
As the name implies, these braces are a type of dental procedure that take an average of six months to complete. It is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve the appearance of the “social six” (the prominent front teeth).
This treatment gives aesthetically pleasing outcomes. You will not have to rely on silver wires and metal brackets traditionally used for dental settings.
The main advantages of six-month braces are:
Effective results in the short-term treatment
Compared to other orthodontic treatments, Six smiles methods are more affordable. The procedure requires 4 to 9 months to complete and starts showing effective results while at it. There are no extra charges involved for regular fixing and adjustments.
Better hygiene over braces
People who wear metal braces struggle to clean their teeth. However, in the case of six-month braces, the risk of decay and cavity formation is significantly reduced.
Six months braces are the best solution if you want a faster recovery from your dental issues. This quicker and short-term solution can give you a speedy outcome.
Leaves no mark on teeth
While traditional braces leave a mark of wire on your teeth, six-month braces are undetectable. Therefore, low to mid-level dental issues would need six-months braces. Plus, six-month braces are appropriate for teenagers and young adults due to their exceptionally aesthetic appearance.
Flexibility of choices
You can order Six-month braces as per your requirements. So, the customization options for six-month braces will be possible according to your age and orthodontic conditions.
You should consider the disadvantages when choosing a brace or other dental requirements. Both six-month and regular braces have various drawbacks, which have increased the need for alternatives.
Let us take a glance at the adverse effects of six-months braces.
Limitations of age
Patients who are younger than 16 years are not eligible for six-month braces. On the other hand, young children and older adults are not suitable for this type of braces.
Not suitable for complex bite issues
Six-month braces are mainly used for cosmetic development. If a patient is suffering from critical dental or complex bite issues, six-months braces are not suitable for them.
The Final Solution
It’s best to go for a comprehensive teeth examination so your dentist can propose an ideal course of treatment.
The ultimate selection between regular and six-month braces will be based on your distinct individual needs. You’ll need metal braces if you’re affected with severe dental issues. On the other hand, for moderate-level dental problems, six-month braces are the best option for you.
Are you still confused about your choice of braces? Get a free consultation with Natural Smiles‘ dentists.Back to Blog
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