Here at Smilecraft, we understand that a person’s smile has a significant impact on their confidence and we offer a variety of means to ensure that it is the best it can be. One of those options is Six Month Smiles Stevenage. We appreciate that deciding to get treatment for improving the teeth is a big decision. As a result of this, we have created a guide for all our patients considering Six Month Smiles Stevenage. Here, we explain what the treatment is and what it involves, as well as explore why so many patients choose this method.
What is a Six Month Smile?
Six Month Smiles in Stevenage are one of our most popular choices for patients who want to get straight teeth. The treatment is a type of braces that is composed of brackets and wires which are employed to correct the position of the lower and upper teeth at the front of the mouth. As the name implies, this treatment is usually completed in around 6 months.
Are these the same as traditional braces?
Traditional braces are made up of metal wires that are fitted across the front of the teeth and kept in place using metal brackets. The braces used for Six Month Smiles differ in that they feature wires that are a similar colour to the patient’s teeth. These wires are secured using brackets that are transparent.
The combination of the more natural colour of the wires and the clear brackets mean that the appearance of these braces is much more subtle than traditional braces. Though they are not invisible, they are a less obvious form of treatment, which makes them a good choice for those who feel self-conscious about the idea of wearing metal braces.
Do they really take just six months?
In many cases, yes! It is important to bear in mind that every patient is different, so there are some variations in the amount of time it takes to complete treatment with these braces. Some patients can have the look they want in as little as four months, while others may need to wear the braces for nine months to get their teeth moved into the ideal position.
Any patient who is considering this treatment should talk to us about their expectations regarding the amount of time it will take. We are happy to explain how it all works and answer any questions so that there are no surprises.
Is this an easier option?
Many patients find that these braces are easier to wear than some others. This is because they make use of a very gentle type of low movement pressure to gently nudge the teeth into their ideal position. There is sometimes a little discomfort that usually takes place after the braces have been fitted and after adjustments have been made. However, this is easily minimised by the use of over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen and has usually disappeared after a few days.
Who is a good candidate for Six Month Smiles Stevenage?
To find out if a Six Month Smile is the best choice, it is simply a matter of making an appointment with us. However, many patients are suitable, including those who have overbites, open bites and crowding of the teeth.