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.