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Six Month Braces


With Powerprox Six Month Braces, you'll

finally be able to have that perfect smile

you've always dreamed of. This safe,

comfortable, esthetic option is perfect for

late teens and adults who are interested in straightening their front teeth in a shorter amount of time than is typically offered with orthodontics.


Clear brackets, elastics, and O-rings are used so that the braces are less noticeable than traditional braces. Treatment can range from 4 to 9 months, with average treatment times of about 6 months, depending on the severity of the case.


Frequently Asked Questions:


How can the Powerprox Six Month Braces procedure be done so quickly?

The goal of this procedure is to straighten your front teeth to produce a fantastic smile in a short amount of time. We are not as focused on moving the back teeth or adjusting your overall bite. These comprehensive treatments usually require years, and should be overseen by an orthodontic specialist. By focusing only on the esthetic concerns regarding the straightness of your front teeth, we're able to provide results in an average of only 6 months.


Is the treatment safe?

Yes! Thin, flexible wires are used to provide a gentle force to your teeth. Since the forces are so light and the treatment is so brief, it is quite safe for your teeth.


Does this treatment hurt more than long-term braces?

No! Since such light wires are used with minimal forces on your teeth, most patients report a relatively comfortable experience. Fewer patients report pain during their Six Month Braces treatment than during long-term orthodontic treatments.


Will I need to wear a retainer?

Retainers are recommended for use with ALL orthodontic treatments, as they'll prevent your teeth from becoming misaligned again. You can choose from clear removable retainers, permanent retaining wires bonded to the backs of your teeth, or a combination of both.


As you near the end of your treatment, we'll discuss your options and choose the solution that works best for you.


Is the Six Month treatment more expensive than a comprehensive treatment?

No! The Six Month Braces treatment involves fewer office visits and is therefore available at a lower cost than comprehensive orthodontics.

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