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Six Month Smiles

Expertly straighten your smile with an innovative treatment.

Q: What is Six Month Smiles?

A: This is a recent addition to the UK’s orthodontic market and is specifically intended for adults. Originating in the US, Six Month Smiles is designed to act fast and cause as little discomfort as possible to the user. As a type of cosmetic brace, it offers patients a discreet route to straighter teeth, which is courtesy of the tooth-coloured materials used for the brackets and wires. The advanced brace is designed for mild orthodontic cases and a good alternative to traditional fixed braces, which usually cost more and can take longer to achieve desired results.

Q: How is It Different from Other Braces?

A: The braces are not as noticeable as traditional fixed braces and nor is it as expensive as aligner treatment or veneers.

The brace combines the discreet quality of aligner treatment with the effectiveness of traditional fixed braces. This combination of factors results in added comfort when wearing the brace as well as quick treatment time.

Q: Is the Treatment Suitable for Me?

A: The brace is designed to treat mild orthodontic cases and focuses upon the front teeth in particular. The brace is simply used for teeth alignment and able to treat overcrowding, overlapping, and spacing issues.

The treatment is not designed for those with more severe orthodontic issues, such as misaligned bites, and is also not designed to fix problems relating to the back teeth. To be certain of your suitability for treatment, it is best to visit a dentist for a thorough consultation.

Q: How Long does the Treatment Take?

A: It usually takes around 6 months to complete, hence the name. However, in slightly more complex cases, the braces may be worn for slightly longer, taking around 12 months to complete in total. The length of treatment depends on the individual’s specific orthodontic needs, while visits to the dentist for adjustments are usually every 4 to 5 weeks.

Q: What Does It Involve?

A: During the initial consultation, the dentist takes X-rays and photos of your teeth to see what needs correcting. If you are classed as a mild orthodontic case, then you should be suitable for the Six Month Smiles treatment. If you are suitable, then the following process will take place:

  • Teeth Impressions Are Taken and Sent off for Production of the Brace
  • The Braces Are Fitted and Your Dentist Will Arrange a Follow-Up Appointment
  • The Braces Are Adjusted Every 4 to 5 Weeks during a Short Check-Up

When the treatment is completed, your dentist provides a retainer to stop the teeth from returning to their previous state. Please ensure you ask your dentist if the retainer is included within the price.

Q: How Much Does Six Month Smiles Cost?

A: 6 Month Smiles can range from £1,500 to £3,000. However, this depends on the complexity of the individual case. In some cases, the individual may require general dental work before they can receive the brace, such as fillings or composite bonding, but this can be discussed during an initial consultation.

Q: How Can I Get this Treatment?

A: The first step is to get in contact with our dental team to organise an initial consultation. A thorough discussion with one of our dentists can then give you an impression of what to expect from treatment and whether it is the right solution for you.

Contact our team at OCH Dental in Dorking, Surrey, to discover more about new dental treatments from a professional dentist.

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