Cosmetic Dentistry » Tooth Coloured Braces - Six Months Smiles
One of the most common cosmetic complaints from adult patients is that they wish their teeth were straighter. However, when they think about orthodontics, the first thing that springs to mind is the traditional train track style metal braces commonly worn by teenagers. The fact these braces are very obvious puts many patients off seeking orthodontic treatment, as does the reputation traditional braces have for having a long treatment time (of up to two years) and of being difficult to clean around effectively.
Orthodontics have advanced hugely in recent years, meaning that in many cases there are fast, effective and affordable alternatives available. At Farnham Road Dental Practice we offer an alternative orthodontic solution called Six Month Smiles, which are suitable for correcting a range of aesthetic concerns with your front teeth.
Six Month Smiles are a highly discreet, cost-effective, tried and tested alternative to traditional fixed braces. They comprise tooth-coloured wires and brackets for maximum discretion, making them practically invisible, and have a considerably shorter treatment time than traditional alternatives because they primarily focus on those teeth that show when you smile.
As the name indicates, average treatment time with Six Month Smiles is just six months, although exact treatment times will vary with each individual patient and the amount of correction needed. Most patients complete treatment in between four and nine months. We will be able to advise you on predicted treatment time in your particular case at your initial consultation.
We use Six Month Smiles to treat a range of problems, including misaligned bites, crowded, crooked or gappy teeth. When minor movement is required, they are often the most suitable and affordable solution, because the shorter treatment time also means lower long-term costs. We offer them to adult and child patients.
If you believe Six Month Smiles may help give you the straighter teeth you've always wanted, book a consultation with our dentist, who will evaluate whether this is the most suitable course of treatment for you.