There’s a common belief that orthodontic treatment takes a long time and in some cases, this is true; however, modern technology has decreased treatment times significantly and now, you can access innovative systems, which straighten the teeth in no time at all. Six Month Smiles is one of a new breed of treatments, which prove this theory wrong, taking just 6 months to create straight smiles, as you may have guessed from the name.
What is 6 Month Smiles and how does it work so quickly?
Six Month Smiles is a discreet fixed brace system, which uses advanced technology to move the teeth quickly using gentle forces, which reduce friction. The system takes around half the time of traditional treatments to straighten the teeth and it does this by focusing solely on the front teeth and employing state of the art technology to increase the speed of tooth movement. The self-ligating memory wires move the teeth quickly, while also reducing friction to enhance patient comfort.
Six Month Smiles is an effective option for many orthodontic patients, but it may not always be the best solution. Ideally, this treatment is suited to patients who need corrective treatment for issues that affect the teeth that can be seen when you smile and it is designed for minor to moderate cases. In more complex cases, a more intensive treatment may be recommended.
What do 6 Month Smile braces look like?
Understandably, many patients nowadays are concerned with the aesthetic of a brace, as well as how it works. Six Month Smiles are a discreet alternative to traditional fixed orthodontics and they are barely noticeable; they consist of tooth-coloured wires and clear brackets and are delicate and dainty.
Is 6 Month Smiles for me?
If you long for straight teeth without the hassle of waiting for years to show off the results of your treatment or wearing highly visible braces and you have issues that concern the front teeth, such as mild crowding or spacing, 6 Month Smiles could be an ideal choice. We will be happy to check your suitability for treatment at your consultation; we can also talk you through some of our other treatments in the event that this system doesn’t suit.