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8th December 2015

Is it really possible to achieve a straighter smile in just six months using Six Month Smiles?

The Six Month Smiles brace system is so named because it offers a fast-working orthodontic solution that can straighten your teeth in as little as six months. Can is the operative word here. Every person is different. If you have a minor alignment issue, it may be possible to correct it in six months or less. If you have a more noticeable problem, your treatment may take longer.
Certainly, if you’re looking for fast-acting orthodontics, Six Month Smiles is worth exploring. Your dentist will be able to assess your case and discuss your suitability for fast teeth straightening.

What is Six Month Smiles and how does it work?

Six Month Smiles are fixed braces that use ultra-clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires to give you an incredibly discreet teeth straightening option. This system has been designed to address and overcome many of the barriers that prevent adults from seeking orthodontic treatment: treatment length, aesthetics, cost or worries that the treatment may be too invasive.
Six Month Smiles braces use the latest techniques and technology to move your teeth safely and quickly. However, to be able to offer a fast-working solution, this brace system tends to focus on your ‘social six’ teeth, i.e. the teeth at the top, front of your mouth that are most visible when you smile. Therefore, this solution is more about appearance than the position of your bite.

Are there any risks?

People wearing Six Month Smiles braces report a high level of comfort because they use low force to move your teeth gently. Research shows that Six Month Smiles carry no more risks of root damage or other issues than those associated with traditional orthodontics, so choosing speed doesn’t mean compromising on comfort and safety. In fact, it’s even felt that because Six Month Smiles use such low forces and teeth rarely have to be extracted, this treatment has fewer risks associated with it.

After your treatment

As with other forms of orthodontic treatment, such as clear aligners or braces worn over a longer period, you will need to wear a retainer to help keep your teeth in their new, straighter position. We offer a choice of retainers from removable to fixed and bonded to the back of your teeth.
With Six Month Smiles, just six months of orthodontic treatment is a reality for some people. If you’re not looking for a major alteration to your bite and have minor crowding or spacing issues, Six Month Smiles could be the treatment for you.

If you want to find out more about Six Month Smiles in Kent at Roseacre Cottage Dental, please call us on 01622 730 548 to book a consultation.