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What is Powerprox?

How Can My Teeth Be Straightened In Just Six Months?
Powerprox Six Month Braces used time-tested techniques combined with the latest in orthodontic materials and technologies to move your teeth quickly and safely. Most of the component pieces that make up the Powerprox Six Month Braces have actually be used in orthodontics for over 60 years. Powerprox Six Month Braces utilises a unique system of special brackets and wires and a unique protocol to give you the smile you always wanted in the fastest time possible. One of the key technologies is the use of Powerprox hi tech archwires. 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 set by your dentist. The main focus of Powerprox Six Month Braces is to give you a great smile as quickly as possible and most cases are completed in just 6 months.

Do You Just "Tighten" The Braces More?
NO! Actually the stronger forces used when you tighten traditional braces actually slow down the tooth movement. Lighter forces move teeth faster than higher forces. The tooth's natural shock absorber is called the periodontal ligament (PDL). When too much force is applied to the teeth the PDL becomes bruised and the teeth stop moving. The teeth cannot move again until this bruising has healed. This can take days to weeks to occur. Conversely by using the low forces with Powerprox braces the teeth can move without bruising the PDL. This means there is more continuity to the movement of your teeth through your jawbone and ultimately faster, safer and more comfortable tooth movement.

Will Powerprox Six Month Braces Damage My Teeth?
Powerprox Six Month Braces is a very safe system that has been used successfully by thousands of patients all over the world for over 20 years. 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 you are not. It is just like high cholesterol some people can exercise all the time and eat great and their cholesterol will still be high. Other people do not exercise or eat right and their cholesterol is low. The number two cause of root resorption is the length of time you wear your braces. The longer you wear braces the more likely you will have root resorption. High force levels can also increase the amount of root resorption but with Powerprox 6 Month Braces low forces are used to move your teeth. Since most of our cases are completed in a short period of time and we are using low forces to move your teeth it is highly unlikely you will experience root resorption while being treated with Powerprox Six Month Braces..

Do I Have To Wear Big Metal Braces?
You do NOT have to wear metal train-track braces on your teeth. The special Powerprox braces are clear and almost invisible on your teeth. The Powerprox archwires are also very discrete and less noticeable than the thick metal wires seen with traditional braces These braces have a chameleon like effect blending seamlessly in with your teeth. This makes them nearly impossible for anyone to see.

Do I Need To Wear A Retainer?
With any orthodontic procedure you need to wear a retainer to maintain your final tooth positions. Powerprox Six Month Braces does not use the typical retainer with a large non-esthetic wire running across the front of the teeth. Instead clear retainers that are molded precisely to fit your teeth are used or a wire retainer is bonded behind your teeth. When you are wearing your retainer no one will be able to see them.

Do Powerprox Six Month Braces Cost More Than Regular Braces?
Powerprox Six Month Braces are generally less expensive than other tooth straightening methods. Since there are far fewer appointments required and the treatment time is greatly reduced.
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