Teens have become more self-aware than ever before with access to social media and being able to see themselves in photos instantly and constantly, they are facing their own self-criticism more than generations before ever did. At Harbour Dental we understand their need for a strong self-image and we know that traditional metal braces could harm their delicate egos which is why 6 Month Smiles in Northern Ireland is the best option for high school students and teens thanks to its fast-acting results, invisible braces truly are the way forward.
What are invisible braces?
As the name suggests, invisible braces are unlike their metal counterparts because they are far less noticeable when worn due to the use of clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, this is the main draw for most patients as keeping their orthodontic care as discreet as possible is the goal. Thanks to this highly advanced treatment, patients are feeling more confident about getting braces as adults knowing that they won’t have to deal with the fall out of looking like a tween for two years or more, even teens prefer the use of this treatment over metal braces because it’s much faster than the traditional ones.
How do they work?
By fixing a clear bracket to each of your teeth, we are able to feed a tooth coloured wire through them, this wire can then be placed under different tensions in order to pull the teeth into position, what tension is applied to which teeth and when is handled by all our dentists who are highly trained in orthodontic care for 6 Month Smiles in Northern Ireland.
How long can I expect treatment time to be?
As the name suggests, you can expect treatment to be complete within 6 months, but each patient is different so each length of treatment time may likewise differ, for those with mild cases of misalignment treatment could be complete within less time which is incredibly convenient and those with severe cases of malocclusions and crooked or skewed teeth, treatment time may be a little longer but thanks to their invisible nature this usually isn’t a problem because the results are so worth it.
What comes after?
What many people don’t know is that once orthodontic treatment is over, it is not all said and done, your teeth are going to want to shift back into their natural positions which is why we offer fixed or removable retainers which need to be worn in order to maintain the new shape of your smile.
Why are teens loving this treatment?
When someone is still an adolescent, their jaw bone and permanent teeth are still growing, which makes it easy to treat any alignment issues and malocclusions that are making themselves known. Pulling the teeth into position at this stage is relatively easy which means that the 6 Month Smiles in Northern Ireland is just about guaranteed so that teens can plan their treatment before that all-important final school photo is taken immortalising their perfect new smile for years to come.