The 6 Month Smile treatment is a short term orthodontic treatment that is used to align teeth. The aim of the treatment is to straighten the front six teeth rather than change the bite itself. Generally treatment times can range from 4-9 months and as a results it is less costly than two year orthodontic treatments.
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Thumb sucking is an inate habit present in some children. This is generally due to the childs suckling reflex when they are born which helps soothe children. However, this habit can stay throughout childhood and be with the child through their younger years to teenage years and even in some cases to adulthood.
Good oral hygiene is paramount before, during and after orthodontic treatment. A good dentist or orthodontist will not carry out braces treatment if the patient has poor oral hygiene and/or gum disease.
It is normally recommended that a patient sees a hygienist every 3-6 months whilst they are undergoing orthodontic treatment. This is to ensure that the teeth, gums and orthodontic appliance are being cleaned well.
A new interesting product that has recently entered the dental market is the Blizzident. The Blizzident is an innovative way to brush your teeth perfectly in a record time of just 6 seconds!