Preventive and Diagnostic
A dental cleaning, also known as an oral prophylaxis, is the removal of dental plaque and tartar (calculus) from the teeth. Specialized instruments are used to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth. First, an ultrasonic device that emits vibrations and is cooled by water is used to loosen larger pieces of tartar. Next, hand tools are used to manually remove smaller deposits and smooth the tooth surfaces. Once all the tooth surfaces have been cleaned of tartar and plaque, the teeth are polished.
Designed for adults (16+) with crooked, spaced, or misaligned teeth, Six Month Smiles® is a safe and effective orthodontic treatment that utilizes barely visible clear brackets and a tooth-colored memory wire that is affixed to the brackets using clear attachments. With an average treatment time of only 6 months, Six Month Smiles® guides teeth to a well-aligned position by the gentle force of the customized memory wire.
You can expect to return to your dentist between 3-7 times to receive adjustments of your Six Month Smiles® braces. After each adjustment, you will be able to see the transformation of your smile taking shape.
As with any orthodontic treatment, a retainer will help maintain the new, straight position of your teeth once your Six Month Smiles® orthodontics are removed. There are a variety of retainer options you can choose from depending on your personal preference and situation.