Straight Teeth. Less Time. Clear Braces.
The ‘Six Month Smiles’ discreet cosmetic brace system is ideal for patients who are seeking to have their teeth straightened but are deterred by the idea of wearing a conventional metal brace or aligners.
The ‘Six Month Smiles’ brace consist of clear brackets and tooth coloured wires. It is a fairly discreet type of brace which is adjusted every 4 weeks until the end of your treatment period. Over the period of a few months, the custom designed brace gently pushes the teeth into the correct position, correcting spaced, crowded and overlapping teeth. Final results can be achieved in as little time as 6 months!! – just in time for your next check up or a big social event like your wedding!!
Why consider 6 Month Smiles?
- Average time of only 6 months. Treatment time is reduced by upto 75% compared to traditional orthodontics.
- Clear brackets and tooth coloured wires.
- Low force and short overall treatment time increases comfort, safety and hygiene.
- 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 teeth that show when you smile without significantly impacting your bite alignment, then Six Month Smiles may be a good choice for you.
To find out more, book in your one-to-one consultation with your dentist who will examine your smile and discuss your treatment options with you.
Q: How can teeth be straightened in only six months?
A: The Six Month Smiles technique employs the latest technology and techniques in dentistry to move your 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 4 to 9 month period, on average the treatment takes 6 months.
Q: Six months sounds good, but will I still have a mouth full of metal for the whole time?
A: No! Six Month Smiles dentists use tooth-coloured braces that are barely visible. The wires are tooth-coloured as well. These are nothing like metal braces! Pop into the clinic and at your free consultation we’ll show you what they’re like.
Q: How are Six Month Smiles braces more comfortable than regular braces?
A: Six Month Smiles braces use low force to move teeth more comfortably. Many people think that the accelerated treatment means simply “tightening” regular braces to get the teeth moving, but that is not true. Six Month Smiles utilises standard orthodontic mechanics, but with an emphasis on the cosmetic appearance of your teeth rather than the position of your bite.
Q: Do Six Month Smiles braces damage the teeth, roots, or gums?
A: There are no more risks of root damage or other issues than those associated with traditional orthodontics. Since the forces used with Six Month Smiles braces are lighter and teeth are seldom extracted, there are actually even fewer risks involved with Six Month Smiles orthodontics.
Q: Will I have to wear a retainer?
A: Yes, as with any teeth-straightening treatment a retainer is necessary to maintain the straighter position of your teeth. If you don’t want to wear a removable retainer, you can have a bonded retainer placed. There are a variety of options that you can choose from according to your personal preference and situation.
Q: What’s the catch?
A: There is no catch. If you are an adult (18 years and older) with crooked or spaced teeth and you’re not looking for a major alteration to your bite, this could be the solution for you! Most adults ARE candidates for Six Month Smiles. If you’re not sure, book in for a free consultation where we can complete an assessment and discuss your suitability.