Six Month Smiles is a teeth straightening treatment that can give you the smile you’ve always wanted in an average time of six months, far quicker than traditional braces, which take up to two years.
With clear brackets and tooth coloured wires based on proven orthodontic techniques, this option is also more discreet than traditional fixed metal braces.
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. They are more comfortable than traditional braces because they use lower force to move teeth more.
Whereas you might assume that the accelerated treatment means tightening the braces more often, in fact Six Month Smiles apply standard orthodontic mechanics, but with an emphasis on the cosmetic appearance of your teeth rather than the position of your bite.
There is no more risk of damage to tooth roots or other issues than with traditional braces, and since the forces used with Six Month Smiles braces are lighter and teeth are seldom extracted, there are actually even fewer risks involved.
As with any teeth straightening treatment, a retainer is necessary afterwards to maintain the position of your teeth. This will either be a fixed or removable retainer, depending to your case.
If you are an adult with crooked or spaced teeth and you’re not looking for a major alteration to your bite, this could be the solution for you.
Benefits of Six Month Smiles
- Average treatment time of six months — ideal if you’re looking to meet a deadline such as a forthcoming wedding
- They’re discreet, with clear brackets and tooth coloured wire, so no one will notice you’re wearing braces
- Gentle pressure and short overall treatment time means increased comfort, safety and oral hygiene
- Six Month Smiles is typically less expensive than traditional braces, aligners or veneers.
SIX MONTH SMILES FAQS
The Six Month Smiles treatment has helped patients successfully treat a range of orthodontic issues – including overbites and underbites. The younger the patient, the easier it’ll be to reposition the jaw, so the shorter the treatment time will be. This isn’t to say that adults can’t correct their bite with this treatment – but it may take a little while longer to achieve the desired results. Regardless of treatment times, 6-month braces are the ideal option if you want to straighten your smile discreetly. To find out more about the Six Month Smiles treatment and if it’s right for you, give our experts a call today on 01932 855 011!
If you want to maintain your new pin-straight smile, you’ll need to wear a retainer after completing the Six Month Smiles treatment. For the first couple of months after getting your braces off, you should aim to wear your retainer for up to twelve hours a day to achieve some stability so that you can transition to overnight-only wear. You should continue to wear your retainer for up to a year after completing your treatment, after which you should be able to switch to wearing it every other night.
The Six Month Smiles treatment aims to treat a variety of different orthodontic concerns, including: Crossbites – the teeth don’t line up properly when the mouth is closed. Underbites – the bottom teeth extend forward, making the jaw appear as if it is pushing outward from the mouth. Overbites – the top teeth extend beyond the bottom teeth. Open bites – both the top and bottom teeth slant outwards so they don’t touch when the mouth is closed. Overcrowding – a lack of space forces teeth into overlapping positions. Gaps – too much space in between teeth. As long as you’re over the age of sixteen, and your condition is mild to moderate in severity, 6-month braces are the perfect alternative if you’re looking for a much faster, more discreet alternative to traditional metal or ceramic braces. Interested in Six Months Smile in Weybridge, Surrey? Get in touch with our team today to find out more or to book your consultation!
The cost of the Six Month Smiles treatment varies depending on each individual’s case and its severity. At Portmore, we currently charge £3,675 per arch for Six Month Smiles. We understand that not everybody is able to pay this amount upfront, but you shouldn’t let finances hold you back from achieving the smile of your dreams. This is why we offer a range of payment options to help make 6-month braces accessible for all patients. To find out more about the different ways to pay for Six Month Smiles in Weybridge, Surrey – or for help with your finance application – email our friendly reception team at [email protected]
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