Six Month Smiles

Fall in love with your teeth

Be honest, how do you feel about your teeth? A lot of you may not give them a second thought, but if you do and the thoughts that you give them are not all that positive about the way they look, maybe you would like to do something about it.

At Smilecraft in Stevenage, nothing gives us greater joy than transforming someone’s attitude towards their smile from one of mild despondency to utter embarrassment into real pride and a strong desire to smile at everyone they meet.

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One way we do this is by straightening out misalignments with Six Month Smiles. We chose to get our dentists accredited with Six Months Smiles because it can make such a difference and so quickly. The average treatment time really is only six months.

The reason for this is that Six Month Smiles concentrates on straightening the six teeth at the front of each arch, which are the teeth that everyone sees when you talk and smile. They only have one root each and are much easier to move than the molars, which have three roots. How long this process takes depends also on how out of alignment your teeth are. Six Month Smiles is great for most people but doesn’t really work so well on severe misalignment issues.

No metal

The other great thing about Six Month Smiles is how they look: almost like a piece of jewellery gracing your teeth, rather than a piece of track stolen from a toy railway.

Instead of large metal brackets, Six Months Smiles has smaller brackets made out of clear ceramic. Instead of two thick wires, it has one finer wire that has been coated to make it tooth-coloured.

Fewer appointments

Because the treatment times are so fast, you don’t have to come to us so often for adjustment, and that saves you time and hassle as well as making the treatment more cost-effective.

Payment plans

We appreciate that teeth straightening is a big expense for a lot of people, and we offer finance plans so that you can spread the cost out over several months.

Fast, effective teeth straightening with Six Month Smiles in Stevenage

Have you thought about straightening your teeth but the mere idea of wearing metal braces puts you off? Crooked, crowded, gapped and misaligned teeth make many people feel self-conscious, reserved, or even embarrassed about their appearance. However, modern dentistry has come a long way and there are now various solutions to treat misaligned teeth. Unfortunately, most of them take several months to a few years and this can be discouraging for patients who wish to straighten their teeth quickly for a special occasion.

Six Month Smiles in StevenageAt Smilecraft, we offer Six Month Smiles braces, an innovative and discreet teeth straightening treatment that can give you the smile that you want in a fraction of the time taken with conventional treatments. Six Month Smiles braces focus only on the teeth that show when you smile and are able to straighten your teeth in only six months, on average.

Am I eligible for the treatment?

Six Month Smile braces are designed to achieve results quickly by focusing on the teeth at the front of the mouth. These braces are ideal for patients who want to improve their teeth but have been put off having treatment by the thought of wearing braces for several years. Six Month Smile braces can be used to treat a wide range of minor dental problems, including moderately crooked, misaligned and gapped teeth. Unlike metal braces, Six Month Smiles braces cannot help with bite problems. Our experienced dentists will help you determine whether you are a good candidate for Six Month Smiles in Stevenage.

What does the procedure involve?

Six Month Smiles braces are custom-made to fit your individual dental needs. The dentist will create an impression of your teeth and send them to a special laboratory, where the braces will be created. We will fit the clear brackets and wires according to the treatment plan and while initially it may take a little time getting used to wearing them, any discomfort should diminish very quickly. Treatment is usually complete within six months, but the exact treatment time will vary from individual to individual. Less complicated cases can normally be completed in 4-5 months, whereas more complex cases may require an extra few months.

Exploring the world of Six Month Smiles cosmetic braces: your questions answered

Cosmetic braces such as Six Month Smiles are rapidly growing in popularity with adult patients who are looking for a subtler road to straighter teeth. We have carried out many successful treatments with Six Month Smiles at Smilecraft in Stevenage, and welcome new patients for consultations.

six-month-smilesWe appreciate that it can be a big decision to straighten your teeth later in life, but at our Stevenage dental practice we believe it is also one of the best that you can make. We’ve gathered some common questions about Six Month Smiles braces here. If you can’t find an answer to your question, please get in touch with Smilecraft in Stevenage – we will be more than happy to help you.

How do Six Month Smiles differ from regular braces?

The biggest difference between Six Month Smiles braces and traditional orthodontic appliances is that, unlike wearing a metal brace, this treatment will not be obvious. The brackets of Six Month Smiles are made from clear ceramic and the wires from tooth-coloured nickel-titanium. This means that they will blend in well with the natural colour of your teeth.

How is it possible to straighten my teeth in just six months?

Another big difference between Six Month Smiles and standard braces is that these appliance focus on the front six teeth in either the upper or lower jaw (or both). These are the teeth that show when you smile, often called the “social six” teeth, and it is these teeth most patients who come to our Stevenage dental practice are most concerned about.

It’s worth bearing in mind that six months is the average treatment time – some mild cases at our Stevenage dental practice complete in just half that time.

Will I need a retainer after treatment?

Yes. A retainer is always needed after orthodontic treatment to keep your teeth in their new position. Your Stevenage dentist will talk you through discreet retention options.

Is it hard to clean my teeth with braces?

Many people think maintaining dental hygiene whilst wearing a brace. In reality, it’s not that hard. Your Stevenage hygienist will teach you how to clean around your braces.

Cosmetic braces: the secret way to straighten your smile

In the modern world, braces don’t have to be made from metal. Smilecraft Dental Care in Stevenage offers a subtler tooth straightening option, using Six Month Smiles cosmetic braces to improve the position of your teeth in just a few short months.

cosmetic-braces-stevenageSix Month Smiles are primarily focussed on improving the appearance of the “social six” front teeth – in other words, the teeth that show when you flash your smile. It is these teeth that the majority of adults who come to our Stevenage dental practice are most interested in improving the alignment of.

Unlike metal braces, which are very obvious, Six Month Smiles braces are designed to blend in with the natural colour of your teeth. They are made from clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires, offering maximum discretion and being practically unnoticeable during day to day life.

Six Month Smiles braces are suitable for mild to moderate correction of issues such as crooked or crowded front teeth. Because they use lower forces than standard orthodontic appliances, they are also more comfortable than many traditional brace systems.

As the name suggests, the average treatment time with these braces is just six months. Indeed, some mild cases at our Stevenage dental practice complete even more quickly – sometimes in as little as three or four months. Almost all cases complete within nine months.

You will need to come into Smilecraft Dental Care in Stevenage for regular check-ups during treatment with Six Month Smiles, to make sure it is progressing as planned. It is also a good idea to book an appointment with our Stevenage hygienist, who will teach you how to clean around your braces effectively, including using special tools such as floss threaders to clean underneath brace wires.

At the end of treatment, you will need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth in their new and improved position. Your Stevenage dentist will talk you through the discreet retainer options available from Smilecraft.

As well as improving your smile, straightening your teeth will make it easier to keep them clean. This can be a significant boost to your oral and general health.

Cosmetic orthodontics: tooth straightening with Six Month Smiles

Orthodontics isn’t just for teenagers, and isn’t all about obvious braces. At Smilecraft Dental Care in Stevenage, we believe that anyone can benefit from teeth straightening treatment – no matter what their age. As increasing numbers of men and women are starting to realise the true value of a beautiful, attractive smile, so the demand for adult orthodontics has seen a rapid increase.

six-month-smilesAt our Stevenage dental practice, we are always eager to point out that even cosmetic orthodontics goes hand in hand with health benefits. By improving the alignment of your teeth, you make them easier to clean. When there are fewer areas that are hard to clean, where plaque bacteria can build up, you can reduce your chances of both dental decay and gum disease – so long as you have an excellent home hygiene routine and pay regular visits to your dentist and hygienist.

For many adults interested in orthodontics, their key concern is with the teeth that show when they smile. Often referred to as the “social six” teeth, it is here that any alignment issues will be most obvious.

At our Stevenage dental practice, we use one of the most popular cosmetic orthodontic systems in the world for teeth straightening: Six Month Smiles.

Stevenage Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles are braces with a difference. They take the traditional principles of orthodontics, modernise and adapt them to provide treatment that is as rapid as it is discreet. As you will have worked out from the name, the average treatment time with these cosmetic braces is just six months.

Some orthodontics cases at our Stevenage dental practice are complete in as little as half that time. The vast majority of patients complete their treatment within a nine-month time frame.

Although Six Month Smiles do comprise brackets and wires in the same way standard braces do, the brackets are made out of clear ceramic and the wires from tooth-coloured nickel titanium. This means that they will blend in with the natural colour of your teeth, and are not obvious in everyday life.

These braces use lower forces than standard orthodontics, making them much more comfortable.

Cosmetic braces with more than just aesthetic benefits

Metal train-track braces may be the most familiar method of teeth straightening, but they are far from the only option. At Smilecraft dental practice in Stevenage, we offer a subtler alternative: the popular Six Month Smiles cosmetic brace system.

cosmetic-bracesUnlike conventional metal braces, Six Month Smiles comprise clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires, so they will blend in well with the natural colour of your teeth. They are resistant to staining and are designed for short-term mild to moderate correction of alignment issues.

The health benefits of teeth straightening

Whilst often referred to as “cosmetic” braces, Six Month Smiles – as with all brace systems – also bring additional health benefits. When teeth are straightened, they are easier to keep clean. With fewer gaps for food particles to get trapped in and plaque bacteria to build up, straighter teeth improve your dental health by cutting your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Of course, you need a good hygiene routine including regular visits to the dentist and hygienist, but you should find cleaning your teeth easier.

Some studies have linked gum disease to serious conditions including diabetes, heart disease, and strokes, thus straightening your teeth can benefit your general health, too.

Cosmetic braces in Stevenage

Six Month Smiles braces are not designed to correct major issues with the bite, but for adults in need of mild to moderate correction of alignment issues, they are often the perfect treatment. When you come for a consultation at our Stevenage dental practice, your dentist will assess your suitability for Six Month Smiles treatment.

Impressions will be taken of your teeth so that your braces can be custom-made. They are generally considered more comfortable than standard orthodontic treatment thanks not only to the low forces used to move your teeth, but also due to the reduced treatment times.

Six months is the average duration of treatment; some patients at our Stevenage practice need only wear these braces for half that time, and the majority of cases are complete in nine months. They work so fast by focussing on the social six teeth – those that are visible when you smile.

Why cosmetic braces have more than just aesthetic benefits

In 2016, braces do not have to mean obvious metal train-tracks. At Smilecraft in Stevenage we believe there are always advantages to be gained from straightening your teeth, whatever your age, and we offer a subtler way to do it.

Stevenage Six Month Smiles

cosmetic-braces-stevenageSix Month Smiles are modern cosmetic braces, designed to improve the position of your teeth both quickly and discreetly. They take the traditional principles of orthodontic treatment and modernise them to create an appliance fit for the 21st Century.

Braces work by using brackets and wires to exert pressure on your teeth, moving them gradually into a better position. Six Month Smiles still use brackets and wires, but unlike standard braces these are made from clear ceramic (the brackets) and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium (the wires). This means that they will blend in well with the natural colour of your teeth, and will not be immediately obvious.

Six Month Smiles also have a considerably shorter treatment time than traditional orthodontic appliances. As you have probably guessed from the name, the average treatment times with these cosmetic braces is just six months. Some cases are complete in just half this time, whilst the vast majority of patients finish treatment within nine months.

When you come into our Stevenage dental practice for a Six Month Smiles consultation, your dentist will be able to advise you of your projected treatment time. The shorter length of treatment also makes Six Month Smiles more affordable than conventional braces.

These appliances are not designed for major orthodontic correction, but for mild to moderate cosmetic issues they are the perfect choice. Teeth straightening without a mouth full of metal really is possible, and it begins with a Six Month Smiles consultation here at our Stevenage dental practice.

More than just aesthetic benefits

Whilst Six Month Smiles are classed as cosmetic braces, at our Stevenage practice we are always keen to point out that there are health benefits to be gained from these braces.

Misaligned teeth are harder to keep clean, and plaque and tartar is more likely to build up in gaps. Straightening your teeth can improve your dental health.

Cosmetic braces: how Six Month Smiles can subtly improve your smile

Braces remain the best way, in a lot of cases, for a dentist to straighten your teeth. However, at Smilecraft in Stevenage we understand that many adults are put off at the thought of wearing obvious metal appliances for two years or more. That’s why we are proud to offer a more discreet, aesthetically pleasing alternative.

cosmetic-bracesSix Month Smiles are cosmetic braces that take the traditional principles of orthodontics and modernise them to create a 21st Century treatment option. They are fixed appliances, but there’s not an unsightly glint of metal anywhere to be seen.

Cosmetic braces in Stevenage

Cosmetic braces are one of the most rapidly growing areas of modern dentistry, and one of the most exciting dental innovations of recent decades. They are designed for adult patients who are unhappy with the alignment of their smile, but not in need of major orthodontic correction.

Six Month Smiles braces comprise clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires. This means that they blend in well with the natural colour of your teeth, and many people won’t immediately notice them in everyday life.

As well as being more discreet that traditional braces, Six Month Smiles also have a considerably reduced treatment time. Six months is the average length of treatment – some people only need to wear the appliances for half that time, and the vast majority of cases are complete in between three and nine months.

They work so quickly because they focus on the front six to eight teeth – in other words, those that show when you smile.

Because of the shortened treatment times, Six Month Smiles are usually less expensive than traditional orthodontic treatment options.

If you are interested in straightening your smile quickly and with the minimum of fuss, why not book a Six Month Smiles consultation at our Stevenagedentalpractice today?