Six Month Smiles

What is Six Month Smiles?

The Six Month Smiles discreet cosmetic tooth-straightening system is ideal for patients who are seeking to have their front teeth realigned.

The Six Month Smiles appliance consists of clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires. It is fairly discreet and is adjusted every four weeks until the end of your treatment period.

 

Over the period of a few months, the custom designed device gently pushes the front teeth into the correct position, correcting spaced, crowded and overlapping teeth. Results can be achieved in as little as six months. 

 

Can everyone have Six Month Smiles?

However it is not for everyone and at Dental Sense we recommend all patients have a thorough consultation with one of our team members who will be able to guide you through all of the options we can offer you at our practice.

Why consider Six Month Smiles?

  • Average time of only 6 months

  • Clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires

  • Low force and short overall treatment time 

  • It is typically less expensive than traditional braces, aligner therapy or veneers

Is Six Months Smile right for me?

If you want to improve the appearance of your front teeth when you smile without significantly impacting your bite, then Six Month Smiles may be a good choice for you.

 

The system acts to correct misalignment in the front teeth only, meaning in some cases, conventional braces may be required.

To find out more, book in your consultation with your dentist who will examine your smile and discuss your treatment options with you.

How can teeth be straightened in only six months? 

The Six Month Smiles technique employs the latest technology and techniques in dentistry to move your front teeth quickly and safely. The key components of the treatment are the use of special nickel titanium wires and a primary focus of moving the teeth that show when you smile. Most of the treatments will be completed within a 6 to 9 month period.

Six months sounds good, but will I still have a mouth full of metal for the whole time?

No, the Six Month Smiles system uses tooth-coloured brackets and wires that are barely visible. 

Will I have to wear a retainer?

Yes, as with any teeth-straightening treatment a retainer is necessary to maintain the straighter position of your teeth. There are a variety of options that you can choose from according to your personal preference and situation.

 

At Dental Sense we believe retention is for life and you should wear some form of retainer for as long as you wish to keep your straight teeth. This may be as simple as wearing a clear retainer once a week.

What’s the catch?

There is no catch. If you are an adult with crooked or spaced teeth and you are not looking for any bite alteration, this could be the solution for you.

 

If you are not sure, book in for a consultation where we can complete an assessment and discuss your suitability. At Dental Sense we are also able to offer our patients clear aligner therapy, Fast braces, C-fast and Six Month Smiles in addition to traditional braces.

Last Updated September 2019

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