An alternative to traditional braces, Six Month Smiles® braces are made of clear brackets and white wires.
Although they are not completely invisible like some other types of brace, they are far more discreet than conventional braces. The treatment is an extremely quick and effective means of treating patients with orthodontic problems that affect their front teeth.
Pioneered successfully in the USA, the Six Month Smiles® treatment is now becoming extremely popular in the UK, as busy clients seek to improve their smile in a short period of time.
If you’d like a straighter smile in just six months, contact us, so we can evaluate if the treatment is right for you.
SIX MONTH SMILES FAQ'S:
HOW CAN TEETH BE STRAIGHTENED IN JUST SIX MONTHS?
The Six Month Smiles® technique employs the latest technology in dentistry to move your teeth quickly and safely. Special nickel titanium wires are used and the treatment focus is on moving the teeth you show when you smile.
WILL THE TREATMENT DEFINITELY TAKE SIX MONTHS?
Every person is different, so treatment lengths vary from person to person. Most of the treatments will be completed within a four to nine month period, but on average the treatment takes six months.
WILL THE BRACES BE OBVIOUS?
Six Month Smiles® braces are more discreet that traditional braces. The braces and wires are tooth-coloured, to ensure they blend in and are barely visible. If you book a free consultation at Claire Hughes Dental, one of the team will show you exactly what they look like.
ARE SIX MONTH SMILES® BRACES MORE UNCOMFORTABLE THAN REGULAR BRACES?
Many people think that the accelerated treatment means simply ‘tightening’ regular braces to get the teeth moving, but this is not true. Six Month Smiles® braces use low force to move teeth more comfortably and focus on the cosmetic appearance of your teeth rather than the position of your bite.
DO SIX MONTH SMILES® BRACES DAMAGE THE TEETH, ROOTS OR GUMS?
There are no more risks of root damage or other issues than those associated with traditional orthodontics. Since the forces used with Six Month Smiles® braces are lower and teeth are seldom extracted, there are actually even fewer risks involved with the Six Month Smiles® treatment.
WILL I NEED TO WEAR A RETAINER?
As with any teeth-straightening treatment, you will need to wear a retainer to maintain the straighter position of your teeth. If you don’t want a removable retainer, you can have a bonded retainer placed instead.
AM I SUITABLE FOR SIX MONTH SMILES®?
Most adults are suitable for Six Month Smiles® braces. If you are 18 years old and above with crooked or spaced teeth and you're not looking for a major alteration to your bite, this could be the solution you are looking for.