Six Month Smiles cosmetic braces are a popular method of straightening adults’ teeth. At Simply Teeth in Essex, they are just one of several discreet tooth straightening options, designed to give you a perfectly aligned smile without the hassle or social stigma of metal braces.
It’s worth remembering that even so-called “cosmetic” braces such as Six Month Smiles also come with health benefits. Straighter teeth are easier to clean, with fewer areas in which dental plaque can build up. As long as you visit your Essex dentist and hygienist on a regular basis, and are scrupulous with your home hygiene regime, Six Month Smiles can reduce your risk of gum disease and dental decay.
How Six Month Smiles differ from standard braces
There are several advantages to using Six Month Smiles in lieu of metal braces. Treatment is:
- More comfortable
- More discreet.
They are a popular choice at our Essex dental practice for all of the above reasons. Let’s start with how they look. . .
Standard metal braces comprise obvious brackets and wires, whilst Six Month Smiles use clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires. This means that they will blend in well with the natural colour of your teeth, meaning that few people will notice them in everyday life.
Six Month Smiles are one of the fastest orthodontic treatments at our Essex dental practice. They work, as the name suggests, in an average time of half a year, with some mild cases taking just three months to complete, and the vast majority of cases being complete within nine months.
They work so quickly because they focus on the “social six” front teeth – those teeth that show when you smile. Whilst they are primarily for cosmetic correction, it is these teeth most patients at Simply Teeth in Essex are interested in straightening.
Our Essex dental practice also offers a number of other treatments, including FastBraces and Invisalign, for more extensive correction.
Six Month Smiles use lower forces than standard orthodontic appliances, which makes them a lot more comfortable.