Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles

Have you thought about having orthodontic treatment such as fixed braces or Invisalign treatment but the thought of wearing braces or aligners for up to 2 years puts you off?

Crooked teeth make many people feel self-conscious, reserved, or even ashamed of their appearance… There are various solutions to treat crooked teeth but most take at least 18 months if not 2-3 years with conventional orthodontic treatment or clear braces. However the latest in orthodontics – Six Month Smiles can give you the smile that you want in a fraction of the time taken with conventional treatments.

Six Month Smile Braces utilises clear wires and brackets to gently straighten teeth in an average time of only six months! By focusing on the teeth that show when you smile and not making significant bite changes.

Q: How can teeth be straightened in only six months?

Six Month Smiles employs the latest technology and techniques in dentistry to move your teeth quickly and safely. 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: Six months sounds good, but will I still have a mouth full of metal for the whole time?

No! Six Month Smiles treatments use tooth-coloured braces that are barely visible. The wires are usually tooth-coloured as well. These are nothing like the classic train-track metal braces!

Q: Are Six Month Smiles more comfortable than regular braces?

Six Month Smiles Braces use low force to move teeth more comfortably. Many people think that the accelerated treatment means simply “tightening” regular braces to get the teeth moving, but that is not true. Six Month Smiles utilizes standard orthodontic mechanics, but with an emphasis on the cosmetic appearance of your teeth rather than the position of your bite.

Q: Will I have to wear a retainer?

Yes you can choose to have a fixed retainer bonded to the back surfaces of your teeth or a removable retainer that you wear a few nights a week to prevent the teeth from moving back after treatment with the Six Month Smiles Braces.

Q: How often will I have to attend for my appointments?

Once your braces have been fitted you will need to come back to the practice every few weeks for short appointments for minor adjustments to your braces. The system is much quicker than conventional orthodontic treatment or the equivalent treatment with invisible braces because it focuses primarily on moving the teeth that show when you smile.

Q: Does Six Month Smiles treat all orthodontic problems in 6 months?

The 6 Month Smiles system is not suitable for everyone and you will need a consultation in order to determine if this is for you. That being said most cases that are suitable for this treatment are completed within 6 months, some may take as little as 5 months and some more complex cases may take up to 7 or 8 months. However when compared to the 2+ years that would have been required to treat these cases with traditional orthodontic treatment or clear braces, it still offers great advantages.

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