What are 6 Month Smiles/6 Month Braces?
6 Month Smiles (also often referred to as 6 Month Braces) is the latest in teeth-straightening technology from America.
What are the main benefits?
- Six Month Smiles braces are clear
- Wires are usually tooth-coloured and very small
- They cost much less than traditional braces
- Total treatment time is quicker than with conventional braces
- The braces are comfortable as teeth are only re-positioned gently
Six Month Smiles makes use of brand new technology which allows clear braces to gently straighten your teeth in an average time of just six months. The technology works by only focusing on the teeth which are visible when you smile (for extremely effective results). The braces do not attempt to make significant structural changes, such as changes to your bite, but instead they focus on non-evasively and comfortably straightening the teeth which are on show in order to give you the attractive, pleasant smile that you’ve always wanted.
How can teeth be straightened in just six months?
It is widely agreed in the orthodontic community that braces are the safest and most effective way of straightening teeth to give patients a beautiful smile. 6 month smiles makes use of the best features of braces, and exploits them to give the best results in a shorter time frame. By using a process that focuses on just the core objectives of the treatment, 6 Month Smiles can achieve great visual results without having to restructure your whole bite.
The special nickel titanium wires are the key component. They focus on just moving the specific teeth which are visible when you smile, so the whole process takes a lot less time than if the whole mouth were to be treated.
Although 6 months is a relatively short treatment time, will I still have to have a mouthful of metal for half a year?
Whilst braces are designed to help your smile look better in the long run, they are not known for being the most fashionable accessory in the short term. But 6 Month Smiles is no ordinary set of braces. The special nickel titanium wires are tooth-coloured, so that they blend seamlessly into your smile. So unlike the traditional image of unsightly metal braces, 6 Month Smiles are virtually invisible.
Is it true that Six Month Smiles braces are more comfortable than regular braces?
These braces do not exert huge forces on your teeth, and you only have to wear them for 6 months so the overall experience is much more comfortable than having normal braces. People often believe that because this is an accelerated treatment, the braces will have to be tightened much more often in order to achieve the same results as regular braces.
This is not true in the slightest. The focus of 6 Month Smiles is not to completely reposition the bite, but just to improve the cosmetic appearance of teeth. The process, therefore, does not need to be as vigorous.