Depending on the individual needs of each patient, the traditional process of getting braces is almost always the same. You will go into the office for a consultation. They will meet with you and figure out what treatment options are available. Some will take x-rays or impressions and photos. This will help them determine the best course of treatment to fix your issue.
During your next visit, the braces will be placed on your teeth. The brackets are attached to the teeth using bonding glue. A wire is placed through the brackets and attached with rubber bands or wire. You will need to frequently come back for adjustments as your teeth begin to shift. Going to several short visits per month can make the whole process seem like it’s taking longer than it should.
How Long Will You Have to Wear Braces?
The length of time that your braces stay on is based on how severe the issue is in the first place, the patient’s age, and any individual needs or issues that must be addressed. Depending on the complexity of your case and your age, braces typically stay on for anywhere from eighteen months to three years or in some extreme cases even longer.
If you aren’t able to wear braces for an extended period of time there are options to speed up the process and get your braces off sooner. Dr. Georgaklis specializes in getting patients straight teeth fast with his six-month braces treatment option. Most orthodontists spend 1-2 years perfecting the molar bite into the “ideal bite” typically not taking your personal concerns into consideration. This will draw out the whole process to correct something that may not even be an issue in the first place.
Short-Term Orthodontic Philosophy
Dr. Georgaklis and those who practice his short-term orthodontic philosophy, do little or no modification of the bite if it is functional and does not present a problem. Focusing mainly on the front teeth and not the molars accelerates treatment. The timeline to straight teeth is much shorter as a result. In 90% of cases, the process is shortened to just six months. With such a short timeline the task of creating the perfect smile becomes available to many more people.
Cleveland Circle Dental Associates, in Brookline, Massachusetts, focuses on adult cosmetic orthodontics in the Boston area. Dr. Georgaklis specializes in clear braces for adults and invisible braces (lingual braces). His unique services include tooth and gum sculpting, reshaping, and straightening. The six-month braces technique was designed to help patients achieve their goals of the perfect smile in the shortest time possible.