Cosmetically- Focussed Fixed Braces
Cosmetically-Focussed Fixed Braces
Q: What is Cosmetically-Focussed Fixed Braces ?
A: This is a cosmetic short term clear braces that uses a Lucid Lok® brackets and tooth coloured wires to align your teeth. Our dentist, Dr Elizabeth Tiong is trained to use both systems ; Six Month Smiles system and CFast system
Q: How can teeth be straightened in only 4-9 months with cosmetically-focussed fixed braces?
A: Both systems employ the latest technology and techniques in dentistry to move your teeth quickly and safely with clear adult braces. The key components of the treatment are the use of unique, clear braces and a primary focus of moving the teeth that show when you smile.
Q: 4-9 months sounds good, but will I still have a mouth full of metal braces for the whole time?
A: No! Six Month Smiles and CFast use clear fixed braces that are barely visible to gently straighten your teeth.
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Q: How are the braces more comfortable than regular braces?
A: Six Month Smiles and CFast use low force to move teeth gently. Many people think that the accelerated braces treatment means simply “tightening” regular braces to get the teeth moving, but that is not true. These systems utilise standard orthodontic mechanics, but with an emphasis on the cosmetic appearance of your teeth rather than the position of your bite.
Q: Do these braces damage the teeth, roots, or gums?
A: There are no more risks of root damage or other issues than those associated with traditional orthodontics. Since the forces used with these braces are lighter and teeth are seldom extracted, there are actually even fewer risks involved with these systems
Q: Will I have to wear a retainer?
A: Yes, as with any teeth-straightening treatment a retainer is necessary to maintain the straighter position of your teeth. If you don’t want to wear a removable retainer, you can have a bonded retainer placed. There are a variety of options that you can choose from according to your personal preference and situation.
Q: What's the catch?
A: There is no catch. If you are an adult (16 years and older) with crooked or spaced teeth and you're not looking for a major alteration to your bite, this could be the solution for you! Most adults ARE candidates for the cosmetically-focussed braces.