The most common question patients ask is " How can my teeth be straightened in just six months? " Powerprox Six Month Braces® uses time tested techniques combined with the latest in orthodontic materials and technologies to move your teeth quickly and safely. Many of the component pieces that make up the Powerprox Six Month Braces® have actually been used in orthodontics for over 60 years. Powerprox Six Month Braces® simply puts these pieces together in a new and exciting way to achieve our main goal of gining you the smile you always wanted in the fasest time possible.
One of the key technologies is the use of hi-tech arch wires. These wires have what is called shape memory. That means however the wire is bent, twisted or deformed by the current improper position of your teeth, the wire will return to the ideal original shape. This allows your teeth to automatically move to the desired location.
Again, the main focus of Powerprox Six Month Braces® is to give you a great smile as quickly as possible, and most of our cases are completed in just 6 months.
The answer to this question is a resounding NO! Actually if stronger forces are used to over-tighten braces, it will slow down tooth movement. lighter forces will move teeth faster than higher forces. there is a shock absorber that surrounds each individual tooth. this shock absorber is called the periodontal ligament or PDL. When too much force is applied to the tooth, the PDL becomes bruised and the teeth stop moving. the teeth cannot move again untill the bruising have healed. This can take days to weeks to occur. conversely by using low forces the teeth can move without bruising the PDL. This means that there is more continuity to the teeth movement through you jaw bone and ultimately faster, safer and more comfortable tooth movement.
We are often asked if Powerprox Six Month Braces® causes and damage to the teeth or gums, and more specifically we are asked "does it cause any root resorption?" The answer quite simply is no. There are many myths surrounding root resorption and it is one of the most misunderstood topics in dentistry. The number one cause of root resorption is genetics. You are either prone to it or not . The number two cause of root resorption is the length of time you wear your braces. High force levels can also lead to root resorption. Since most of our cases are completed in a short period of time and we use low forces to move your teeth, it is highly unlikely that you will develop root resorption when you get treated with Powerprox Six Month Braces®.
You do NOT have to wear metal braces on your teeth. We use clear, nearly invisible, braces on your teeth. These braces blend seamlessly in with your teeth. this makes them nealrly impossible for anyone to see.
With any orthodontic procedure you need to wear a retainer to maintain your final teeth positions. Powerprox Six Month Braces® does not use the typical retainer with a large non-esthetic wire running across the front of the teeth. Rather we use invisible retainers that are molded precisely to fit your teeth. When you are wearing your retainers, no one will be able to see them. another popular option is to use a splinted retainer that is bonded behind your teeth again so no one can see them.
Actually Powerprox Six Month Braces® are generally less expensive than other tooth straightening methods. Since there are far fewer office visits required when treating you with Powerprox Six Month Braces® , the treatment fee is often lower than traditional braces.