TRADITIONAL BRACES VERSUS SIX MONTH SMILES®
As you know, traditional braces are made of metal brackets that are adhesively bonded to teeth and arch wires that clip into the brackets. Six Month Smiles®, on the other hand, uses Lucid-Lok®clear brackets and tooth-colored wires. To make sure your Lucid-Lok® clear brackets are positioned right where they should be on your teeth for better alignment and a more predictable outcome, there are Six Month Smiles® Patient Tray Kits. The kits are custom designed in the lab to correct your individual orthodontic problems. With these kits, Dr. Beard is able to straighten your teeth in the best possible way and avoid gum irritation, too. To ensure good progress, you will need to see Dr. Beard regularly so she can make any necessary adjustments to ensure that your treatment ends on time.
Once your Six Month Smile® braces are removed, you will need to wear a retainer to maintain your teeth in their new position. You can wear either a removable retainer or have a bonded retainer placed.