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.