Six Month Smiles
What is Six Month Smiles?
Six Month Smiles is an innovative solution for adults who want straighter teeth in just a few months.
It is based on a system of braces, which are believed to be the best way to straighten the teeth, but uses clear and tooth-coloured materials that make them almost undetectable.
How does Six Month Smiles work?
Six Month Smiles works in a similar way to traditional braces with a system of clear brackets which are bonded to your teeth and tooth-coloured wires which are placed and adjusted by your dentist to align your teeth over time.
However, Six Month Smiles are much easier for the dentist to fit than traditional braces. After an impression of your teeth is taken it is sent to the Six Month Smiles lab where custom trays are made that will assist your dentist in placing the new braces on your teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it comfortable?
Six Month Smiles uses low forces to move your teeth gently meaning that you’ll experience minimal discomfort throughout the process.
How often will I need to see the dentist?
Generally patients will see their dentist once a month for adjustments that will gently move the teeth into position.
Will it affect my speech?
As with any change to your teeth it might take time to get used to your Six Month Smiles braces but it usually only takes a few days to adjust to wearing them.
How do I clean my teeth?
You may need to change your brushing technique slightly. Begin by rinsing with water to dislodge any food particles then brush the gum line at a 45 degree angle. After this begin to brush the teeth angling the bristles down to brush on top of each bracket. Then reposition the brush to reach the underside of the brackets and wire. Interdental brushes such as TePe will help you reach the spaces between your teeth keep your mouth clean.
How long does the treatment take?
As the name says, treatment usually takes around six months. But of course your individual treatment plan will depend on you and your teeth.
Why is it quicker than traditional braces?
Six Month Smiles has been developed for people who want to straighten the teeth that show when you smile. The emphasis is on the cosmetic appearance of the teeth rather than the position of your bite and teeth at the back of the mouth.