What is Six Month Smiles?
Six Month Smiles is an orthodontic brace which works quickly to transform your smile in as little as six months. By focusing on just the front teeth which are visible when you smile, this popular fixed brace can tackle the most common dental complaints in less than half the time of comprehensive orthodontic treatment, making them an ideal choice for patients who are preparing for a special occasion such as a wedding.
Although the Six Month Smile brace isn’t invisible, it’s very discreet, with inconspicuous clear brackets that are connected using a tooth-coloured wire. It’s this ‘memory shape’ wire that gently guides your teeth into their new position, gradually revealing a straighter and more confident smile.
Treatment takes less time because the brace only alters the position of your front teeth. This means it’s not necessarily the right brace for everyone. But it’s a great option if you’re generally happy with your smile and the way your teeth bite together but would prefer your front teeth to be a little straighter.
As the name suggests, treatment is usually completed within 6 months, but the exact treatment time will vary according to your individual needs. Less complex cases are normally completed within 4 months but more complex cases can take up to 9 months. However, Six Month Smiles is considerably faster than other fixed brace systems, which generally take at least 12 months to achieve the desired results.
Six Month Smiles can be used to treat and improve a wide range of orthodontic problems including mild crowding, crooked, misaligned or spaced teeth. We will provide a more accurate idea of how long your treatment should take during your free no obligation consultation.
The braces are custom-made in the Six Month Smile Laboratory using impressions of your teeth. We will fit the brackets and wires according to your treatment plan and ensure they are fixed in place using dental adhesive.
The procedure to fit the braces is pain-free and the braces use state of the art technology to move the teeth as quickly as possible. The brackets and wires are much finer than traditional fixed braces and use self-ligating technology to prevent friction. It may take a little time to get used to wearing your braces but any discomfort should subside very quickly.
Benefits of Six Month Smiles®
• Six Month Smiles features super discreet Lucid-Lok® clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, making it one of our most inconspicuous fixed braces
• Friction-free technology aims to reduce the pressure on your teeth and minimise any potential discomfort
• Six Month Smiles only focuses on the front teeth, so it’s more affordable than comprehensive orthodontic treatment
• Because treatment is relatively quick, there is less risk of root resorption and other issues that can be associated with lengthy orthodontic treatment.