Oral Health

Posted by: Alternatives for braces | 2009-04-14



Hi Doc.

Was just wondering if you got any more information on my question below? You said that you' ll find out from colleagues.

Thanks for your time

Hi there, was just wondering it you heard of the new braces, it'  s called a "  6 months Smile"  ? Apparently you only put it on the problem teeth? So in other words you don'  t have to wear full braces on all your teeth, you just wear braces on the problem area, only for 6 months. Also, the braces are of a white colour, so it'  s not as obvious.

My two canines are sitting way more forward than the rest of my tooth, giving my a '  vamipire'  look which i hate, this solution sounds perfect to me, but im not sure if it'  s done in SA yet? The rest of my teeth are perfectly allign, just those two that'  s the problem.

I'  ve also seen a product called Invisalign, which is like gum shields that you wear, it'  s see-through. Also straightens your teeth by wearing it.

I would just like to if any of these options are available in SA yet? I'  ve got a job where I deal with people a lot, wearing braces for a year is not really the best option for me. Im 26.

Expert's Reply


Oral health expert

Hi, i did not get hold of any of my collegues.please send me your email adress and as soon as i have info,i'll send it to you.

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