Looking to achieve quick straight teeth? Six Month Smiles is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that aligns your teeth in a short amount of time, in as little as six months.
Not only is Six Month Smiles a fast and effective treatment, but it is also discreet and easy to go unnoticed.
If you’d like to find out more about the Six Month Smiles treatment we offer at St Helier Dental Surgery, keep on reading. We’ve explained all of the questions you have to give you a better idea of what the treatment entails!
What Is Six Month Smiles?
Six Month Smiles is a short-term orthodontic treatment that quickly aligns the teeth for a straight smile, usually in less than six months. The treatment addresses crooked, misaligned and overly spaced teeth with gaps for perfect straight teeth at the end of the treatment.
The Six Month Smiles course typically runs for six months, however, your treatment can go on for a little longer depending on your starting point and desired results.
With clear brackets, the Six Month Smiles treatment is subtle and less noticeable than other treatments, making it a perfect option if you want your orthodontic treatment to go unnoticed. It is also a faster treatment compared to traditional braces and is generally a more comfortable alternative.
The treatment aligns only the teeth that are visible to the eye, meaning that desired results can be achieved quickly. This makes Six Month Smiles fantastic if you’re looking to achieve a straight smile quickly in a short time frame, for example, for a special occasion.
How Does Six Month Smiles Work?
Before beginning your treatment, we’ll schedule a consultation with you to talk you through your options and make sure that Six Month Smiles is the best option for you.
Once you’ve made a decision, we’ll provide you with a customised treatment plan tailored to you and take teeth impressions to create your very own aligner. We’ll then schedule another appointment to fit your aligner.
After fitting, we’ll arrange regular checks every 5-6 weeks to make adjustments and track your progress to achieving a beautiful straight smile. Every month, you’ll be able to see the progress as your teeth gradually move into shape.
The treatment is designed to run for six months, however, this may be slightly sooner or longer depending on each individual smile.
When your treatment is over, we’ll carefully remove your aligner and provide you with a retainer to wear in order to maintain your aligned smile.
Six Month Smiles VS Traditional Braces
With Six Month Smiles treatment, it is possible to achieve results with braces within this period of time, where it can address crooked, misaligned, overly spaced teeth as well as overbites.
Aside from straightening teeth at a faster rate than traditional braces, it uses clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires. However, it only focuses on the front six to eight teeth, but there is less pressure applied when realigning in comparison to traditional braces.
Six Month Smiles VS Invisalign
As the two major teeth alignment treatments, patients often ask us to compare Six Month Smiles to Invisalign.
Invisalign is a fantastic treatment that offers removable aligners to straighten the teeth, while Six Month Smiles are clear, fixed braces and is one of the fastest treatments on the market. Invisalign treatment usually lasts around 12-18 months, whereas the average treatment time for Six Month Smiles is just six months.
Both orthodontic treatments are discreet and perfect for those of us who want straight teeth but are not keen on the appearance of traditional braces.
In terms of cost, Six Months Smiles is more affordable than Invisalign as the treatment time is much shorter. For this reason alone, Six Month Smiles is becoming the preferred option for many patients.
Six Month Smiles in London
We hope that this guide to Six Month Smiles has helped you understand more about the orthodontic options available to you.
To learn more about Six Month Smiles or our other orthodontic treatments and discuss which one is right for you, contact us at our St Helier Dental Surgery, today. If you feel that one of these treatments is right for you, you can easily register as a new patient.