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.