6 Month Smiles
Get Straighter Teeth in around 6 Months
Ideal for those with crooked, spaced, or misaligned teeth. Also, the average treatment time is only 6 MONTHS!
It is a short term orthodontic treatment and a modern twist on tried-and-tested traditional braces. There is little debate within the orthodontic community that long term metal braces are the most widely used and therefore most effective method to give patients straight teeth and a beautiful smile.
This system has taken the best aspects of traditional braces and modified the treatment and the materials. Therefore giving adults a common-sense, cosmetic solution that fits their lifestyle.
‘Invisible’ braces are made of a clear plastic and tooth coloured materials. At Orchard House Dental Care, for adults we can offer ‘Six Month Smiles’ to give quick straight teeth.
We regularly assess the need for braces as the adult teeth develop so we can refer to NHS orthodontic clinics nearby when necessary.
Meanwhile, why not visit the 6MS Website to take their online Smile Assessment Questionnaire?!
How can teeth be straightened in only six months with adult braces?
The Six Month Smiles technique employs the latest technology and techniques in dentistry to move your teeth quickly and safely with clear adult braces. The key components of the treatment are the use of unique, clear braces and a primary focus of moving the teeth that show when you smile.
Six months sounds good, but will I still have a mouth full of metal braces for the whole time?
No! Six Month Smiles uses clear braces that are barely visible to gently straighten your teeth.
How are Six Month Smiles braces more comfortable than regular braces?
Six Month Smiles uses low force to move teeth gently. Many people think that the accelerated braces treatment means simply “tightening” regular braces to get the teeth moving, but that is not true. Six Month Smiles utilises standard orthodontic mechanics, but with an emphasis 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 lighter and teeth are seldom extracted, there are actually even fewer risks involved with Six Month Smiles.
Will I have to wear a retainer?
Yes, as with any teeth-straightening treatment a retainer is necessary to maintain the straighter position of your teeth, to stop them drifting back to their original position. You will have bonded retainers placed on the insides of the front teeth so they can’t be seen. You also be given removable retainers, for emergencies in case the bonded retainer comes off. If you want to, these can also double up at whitening trays!
What’s the catch?
There is no catch. If you are an adult (18 years and older) with crooked or spaced teeth and you’re not looking for a major alteration to your bite, this could be the solution for you! Most adults ARE candidates for Six Month Smiles.