Six Month Smiles
If you’re looking for a fast-acting and discreet way to have straighter teeth without a mouth full of metal ‘train track’ braces then Six Month Smiles is for you. This orthodontic system uses tooth-coloured wires and clear brackets to straighten your teeth so they are not as visible as traditional metal braces.
Six Month Smiles focuses on straightening only the teeth that show when you smile rather than all of your teeth (such as your back teeth), which means that instead of treatment taking 2-3 years it can be completed in as little as 6 months.
Most of our patient’s teeth are straightened between 5-10 months and every case is different. During a consultation, we will be able to give you an approximate indication on timescales. Because the time taken is less than that of traditional comprehensive orthodontics, the cost of straightening your teeth is cheaper too.
Q: What is 6 Month Smiles®?
6 Month Smiles® braces uses white wires and clear brackets which are usually tooth-coloured and small to align your teeth.
Treatment times usually fall within 4-9 months. Discomfort is minimal as teeth are gently repositioned.
Q: How can teeth be straightened in only 6 months®?
A: The 6 Month Smiles® technique employs the latest technology and techniques in dentistry to move your teeth quickly and safely using a brace that is attached to your teeth. The key components of the treatment are the use of special nickel titanium wires and a primary focus of moving the teeth that show when you smile.
Q: 6 months sounds good, but will I still have a mouth full of metal for the whole time?
A: No! 6 Month Smiles® dentists use tooth-coloured braces that are barely visible. The wires are usually tooth-coloured as well. These are nothing like metal braces!
Q: Do 6 Month Smiles® braces damage the teeth, roots, or gums?
A: There are no more risks of root damage or other issues than those associated with traditional orthodontics. Since the forces used with 6 Month Smiles® braces are lighter and teeth are seldom extracted, there are actually even fewer risks involved with 6 Month Smiles® orthodontics.
Q: Will I have to wear a retainer?
A: Yes, as with any teeth-straightening treatment a retainer is necessary to maintain the straighter position of your teeth. If you don’t want to wear a removable retainer, you can have a bonded retainer placed. There are a variety of options that you can choose from according to your personal preference and situation.