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FAQs

6-month braces

Q. What are 6-month braces?

A. Six-Month Braces is a technique that utilizes clear, nearly invisible adult braces to gently straighten and align teeth into a beautiful smile, with an average treatment time of only six months. The technique is faster and more predictable than "Invisalign" or "Clear Correct" clear-aligners, though our dentists can use these types of techniques as well. We can also combine 6-month braces with veneers, bonding, whitening, and other cosmetic procedures if desired.

Q. How can it be done in six months?

A. 6-month braces combines proven orthodontic technique, wonderful new innovations and improved materials to move teeth more rapidly, safely and comfortably than ever.

The goal of cosmetic braces is to straighten the teeth that show when you smile, without significantly altering your occlusion (bite) or jaw alignment. This can usually be done quickly, easily and with light forces. We can also combine orthodontics with cosmetic dental procedures for the most beautiful long-lasting smile possible.

Q. Are 6-month braces painful?

A. No. You might think that the fast treatment means simply "tightening" regular braces more, but that is not the case. The forces used with 6-month braces are lighter and teeth are seldom extracted. You'll often have less discomfort than traditional braces.

Q. What do 6-month braces look like?

A. Six-Month Braces uses clear translucent brackets and thin, tooth-colored wires that blend with your teeth. Most people won’t even notice you’re wearing braces! Braces can also be placed on the backs of your teeth, where no one can see them!

Q. What about costs, payment plans, and insurance?

A. Fees are typically about 30-40% less than traditional orthodontics. We offer a variety of budget payment plans, and we are happy to accept most insurance plans. We will always explain all your treatment options, all costs and payment options before we start any treatment.

Q. How do I know if I am a candidate?

A. Most adults over age 15 ARE candidates for 6-month braces. If you have crooked, overlapped or spaced teeth, this could be a great solution for you. Call for a FREE consultation today!

Q. Can you combine 6-month braces with cosmetic dentistry?

A. Yes. The beauty of our practice is that our dentists are not only certified in 6-month braces, they are expert cosmetic dentistry, as well. Sometimes a combination of treatments will give you most stunning longest-lasting results available. Our dentists are uniquely qualified to advise you of all your treatment options-all in one office! 

Q. Are there any benefits to straight teeth?

A. Our patients get a tremendous boost in self-esteem after treatment, and often find themselves smiling and interacting more easily with others. A great smile leaves such a positive impression on others that you may notice people treating you better at work, school or social situations.

There's also proven evidence that the happier you feel, the less susceptible you are to sickness. Straight teeth lead to better overall health in other ways too. When teeth and jaws are misaligned, chewing food properly can be difficult, so your digestive system may get overtaxed contributing to a variety of ailments. Crooked teeth are difficult to clean, leading to bad breath, tooth decay, gum disease and/or early tooth loss. So a straighter smile may help you avoid expensive dental work or surgery later on.

 

Is It Right For Me?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, then 6-month braces or Invisalign may be right for you. Please call us at 203-374-0700 today.

Five-Month Braces

  • Are your teeth crowded, rotated or overlapped or are there spaces in your smile?
  • Is fast treatment time important to you?
  • Would you prefer unnoticeable orthodontics to metal braces?
  • Do cost-effective solutions to crooked teeth appeal to you?
  • Does your work require public interaction that would benefit from a better smile?
  • Is fast treatment time important to you?
  • Did you wear braces as a teenager and now your teeth have shifted?
  • Would you like to have straight teeth for an important event (wedding, reunion, promotion, etc.)?

Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Are your teeth chipped, stained, or discolored?
  • Are your teeth sensitive, broken or painful?
  • Do your gums bleed? Are they puffy or receded?
  • Is your breath fresh and healthy?

Invisalign

Q. What is Invisalign?

A. Invisalign clear custom aligners represent a new way to straighten your smile without braces. Because the aligners are almost invisible, many people will not notice that you are undergoing tooth movement.

Q. Will Invisalign take longer than 6-month braces?

A. Yes. The typical case takes about 6-18 months but every case is different. We will always estimate your treatment time before you begin treatment.

Q. Do I have to wear my Invisalign retainers all the time?

A. Yes. Aligners must be worn 24 hours-a-day, every-day and removed only when eating or brushing your teeth. Otherwise, teeth will not move properly. You will need to change aligners approximately every two weeks as the teeth move into position.

Q. Are the Invisalign aligners comfortable?

A. Invisalign clear aligners are made of a thin, smooth plastic making them comfortable and almost unnoticeable.

Q. What happens if I lose or damage one of my Invisalign aligners?

A. We can provide you with up to three replacement aligners free of charge. 

Q. Will maintaining my Invisalign aligners be difficult?

A. Not at all. When you remove you aligner to brush and floss your teeth, give your aligner a good brushing, too. Then rinse with warm water. That's it! You can also purchase a special cleaning kit made especially for Invisalign to help keep your aligners clean and fresh.

An attractive beautiful smile can change your life. Call us at 203-374-0700.                 

4699 Main Street, Suite 100 Bridgeport CT 06606 USA
Michael Curtis DMD (203) 374-0700 hundredsofpearls@sbcglobal.net