Six Month Smiles are a discreet type of fixed brace using tooth coloured brackets and wires. It is an orthodontic braces system that focuses on straightening the front 6 to 8 teeth – the teeth that show when you smile which means the treatment is much faster than conventional orthodontics, which focuses on all of your teeth.
What can Six Month Smiles treat?
Six month smiles can be used to treat crooked teeth, misalignment, unsightly gaps, or a misplaced midline. As the name suggests, 6 Month Smiles is a quick procedure, with most results achieved in 6-9 months.
How can teeth be straightened in only 6 months?
A: The Six Month SmilesTM technique employs the latest technology and techniques in dentistry to move your teeth quickly and safely using a brace that is attached to your teeth. The key components of the treatment are the use of special nickel titanium wires and a primary focus of moving the teeth that show when you smile.
Will I still have a mouth full of metal for the whole time?
No! Six Month Smiles dentists use tooth-coloured braces that are barely visible. The wires are usually tooth-coloured as well. These are nothing like metal braces!
How are Six Month Smiles more comfortable than regular braces?
Six Month Smiles use low force to move teeth more comfortably. Many people think that the accelerated treatment means simply “tightening” regular braces to get the teeth moving, but that is not true. Six Month Smiles utilizes standard orthodontic mechanics, but with an emphasis on the cosmetic appearance of your teeth rather than the position of your bite.
Do Six Month Smiles braces damage the teeth, roots, or gums?
There are no more risks of root damage or other issues than those associated with traditional orthodontics. Since the forces used with Six Month Smiles braces are lighter and teeth are seldom extracted, there are actually even fewer risks involved with Six Month Smiles orthodontics.
Will I have to wear a retainer?
Yes, as with any teeth-straightening treatment a retainer is necessary to maintain the straighter position of your teeth. If you don’t want to wear a removable retainer, you can have a bonded retainer placed. There are a variety of options that you can choose from according to your personal preference and situation.
Six Month Smiles has taken the best aspects of braces and modified the treatment and the materials to give adults a common-sense, cosmetic solution that fits your lifestyle. Here is what makes Six Month Smiles so innovative
With over 15 years experience in orthodontics, Dr Malhi can advise you on whether the Six Month Smiles System is best for you
“I absolutely love my teeth – they are far better than how they looked before” – Rob, Patient
“I’m really happy with the outcome – it’s a great practice and I’m really glad I came here” – Charlotte, Patient
The staff were really friendly - I used to hate coming to the dentist but I began to really look forward to the appointments to see what was going to happen next and how the treatment was progressing. The customer service was always really good aswell. If I was ever unsure about anything, they always explained to me what was going to happen beforehand
I was able to pay in monthly installments which was a good thing so there was no one off massive payment - I just paid off a little bit each time I came for an appointment so that worked really well. It was actually less painful than I thought it would be - I had the six month smiles brace which you could hardly see anyway and most people didn’t know I was wearing a brace.
I came to see Dr Malhi because I wasn’t happy with my smile - it was always one tooth which was sticking out and I just hated my smile. Dr Malhi went through the different options available to me and he recommended the one which he thought was best and I didn’t feel under any pressure to choose any particular treatment.