How does the six month braces work?


One of the most frequent questions that come up in the minds of people who are looking at straightening their teeth is whether this can be done in just 6 months. The answer is quite simple. Yes, if you go for six month braces. This is a concept that has been well documented and practiced for over 60 years in the field of orthodontics. The usage of braces has always given positive results in terms of having the teeth aligned as per desire. One of the key changes to this treatment is the user of hi-tech wires which put less force on the teeth to get them aligned. These wires have the quality of having shape memory. What is shape memory?

In the fixing of six month braces a hi-tech wire is used around the current alignment of one’s teeth. It undergoes a deformation. However due to its attribute of regaining its original shape, it attempts to get back to the desired shape of the teeth that it has been set in. So, if one has an irregular alignment of teeth, the hi-tech wire is actually bent in the same alignment. However, due to the above property it tries to retain its original shape thereby pushing the teeth towards proper realignment. Another question that comes to mind with regards to the use of braces is if it is only the tightening of the braces that causes the alignment of the teeth. The answer to this is a no the reason being that every individual tooth has a shock absorber surrounding it called the periodontal ligament. So, when more force is applied through the braces this ligament gets bruised. And the teeth are not able to move faster for realignment unless the bruise gets healed. This can sometimes take weeks or even months thereby not facilitating the faster movement of the teeth but rather slowing the whole process down. However, if the force is less, which is what exactly happens in the six month braces treatment, the ligament does not get bruised and it facilitates the faster movement of the teeth into the desired location. Another question that would crop up would be the damage that this treatment would do to the roots of the teeth that are being treated. There are two basic reasons why roots would get damaged, one is due to genetics and the other is due to high force. As it is pretty evident that we do not have control on the genetics of any individual when it comes to force that is used to align the teeth, the six month braces treatment uses only low force. So, this treatment does not cause any damage to the roots.

Another advantage of the six month braces treatment is that the braces and the recliner that are used for the alignment of the teeth are customized to be invisible when applied on the teeth. They merge with the color of the teeth. So, no one comes to know that you are undergoing the six month braces treatment but you get the beautiful smile that you longed for.

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