Have you considered orthodontic or teeth straightening treatment but have been put off by wearing braces or aligners every day for up to 3 years? Now there is an answer for those wanting a quick fix for their crooked smile – the revolutionary 6-Month Smiles treatment.
Dental health check
I will check that you are dentally fit and free from dental disease. It is very important to have healthy teeth and gums before starting any orthodontic treatment. X-rays will be taken of your mouth and your suitability will be discussed
When can 6 months smile procedure be used?
Six Month Smiles can be used to treat a wide variety of orthodontic complaints including: • Crowding – teeth are too close together • Spacing – gaps between teeth • Overbite – teeth overlap too much • Overjet – front teeth stick out • Underbite – lower teeth stick out • Crossbite – teeth bite on the wrong side of each other • Openbite – your teeth do not meet when you bite • Misplaced midline – centre lines of upper and lower teeth don’t align
Features of 6 months smile
• The wires are discrete being small and tooth-coloured • Treatment time is reduced by up to 75% • Discomfort is kept to a minimum since the teeth are gently repositioned • Cost is around half that of traditional braces
What does the treatment involve?
During your first visit you will be fully assessed and we will take some photographs, X-rays and examine your smile. We will also give you an indication as to if the 6 Month Smiles is suitable for you and the likely treatment time and costs involved. Following this you will be fitted with the special 6 Month Smiles Braces which are small white brackets and special wires that come directly from the 6 Month Smiles laboratory in the United States.
I will need to see you every 4 weeks to adjust the orthodontic appliance and every 8 weeks will change the tooth coloured wire alongside adjusting your appliance. Where necessary minor adjustments of the tooth enamel using polishing strips (slenderisation) will be undertaken.
When your treatment is completed it is vital that we hold your new smile in position. Teeth always want to move and so wearing retainers is essential part of the treatment.. There are 2 types of retainers 1. Clear removable retainer 2. A thin metal wire that is bonded behind your teeth so that it is hidden. Occasionally with patients that grind their teeth these retainers are not enough and it may be necessary to construct a thicker night guard. The dentist will advise you which retainer would be required and additional retainers can be purchased at extra costs.
Cost of treatment
This is different from case to case, come to talk with me and you’ll have a personalised offer.