Despite the necessity of braces to correct problems such as gaps in teeth or crooked teeth, many people may feel self-conscious about wearing metal braces. This is where the STB Social 6 braces can help. The wires and brackets used allow for the best and most effective treatment, but unlike traditional braces, the wires are placed on the lingual side (the back) of the teeth, meaning that the brace cannot be seen.
The thinnest, flattest wires are used, meaning the brace will also feel more comfortable than traditional braces, although as with any brace, there will be some very mild discomfort as your mouth adjusts to the new device.
The STB Social 6 braces also allow for much shorter treatment time – treatment can be complete in as little as six weeks, although a period of sixteen weeks is more usual. This is still relatively fast for braces treatment. Oral hygiene is also much easier than is the case with traditional metal braces.
After a consultation to discuss your aims and suitability for STB Social 6 braces, a mould is taken of your teeth. This is sent off to the laboratory to design and create individual braces suited to your mouth. The brackets of the braces will then be fitted, using one or two wires, which unravel to allow for a good fit in the mouth.
The brackets are ‘self-litigating’, and thus can move as your teeth change position, so you will not require as many trips to the dentist as you perhaps would with other brace systems. However, in order to ensure that treatment is going well, and that essential oral hygiene is being maintained perfectly, a few dental trips are recommended.
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