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Six Month Smiles is a short-term orthodontic treatment that uses a fixed brace. The brace is virtually invisible as it uses Six Month Smiles Lucid-Lok® clear brackets combined with the use of tooth coloured wires. It's a cosmetically oriented brace in that it only works on the teeth that are visible when smiling, making it more affordable than traditional braces. The system uses low forces to gently move the teeth into the correct position within six months or less. This treatment is ideal for anyone who doesn't have any major orthodontic issues and who isn't looking to achieve an absolutely perfect bite but rather just correct one or two teeth that are out of alignment.

The Benefits:

  • Very Fast - Some people complete treatment in just 4 to 5 months
  • Affordable - More affordable than conventional orthodontics
  • Ideal for minor corrections - front teeth only
  • Comfortable - System uses low forces making it more comfortable than conventional orthodontics
  • Predictable – results can be planned

The Disadvantages:

  • Will not correct substantial bite problems
  • Only focuses on front teeth
  • Noticeable brackets
  • Cannot treat complex cases

For a truly hidden brace solution that is also ideal for the most advanced problems, read more about Incognito Lingual Braces.

What Orthodontic Problems Can Be Corrected with Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles is perfect if you have front teeth that are slightly overcrowded, which protrude slightly, or which have slight gaps in between them. It will only work on the front teeth, and will not correct substantial bite problems.

What is the Step-by-Step Procedure for Having Six Month Smiles Braces?

The steps for treatment are as follows:

  1. You will need to attend an initial consultation at Harley Street Orthodontic Centre with one of our 6 Month Smiles experts. The initial appointment will be to determine whether or not these braces will work well for you, or if you would benefit from having more comprehensive orthodontic treatment.
  2. The next step will be to return to your dentist so that they can take impressions of your teeth. These are sent to the laboratory so your brace can be constructed using the Six Month Smiles patient tray kit. This is then returned to your dentist for fitting.
  3. The use of the patient tray kit ensures the brackets are accurately positioned to be bonded onto your teeth before the wires are fixed into place.
  4. You will need to see your dentist approximately once a month so minor adjustments can be made to the brace as it begins to move your teeth into their new positions.
  5. Once the brace is removed and treatment completed, you will need to wear a retainer to ensure the teeth remain in position. This is something that is necessary with all orthodontic treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will Six Month Smiles Hurt?

Six Month Smiles uses low forces to move your teeth, and the amount of movement is likely to be relatively small. This helps to ensure treatment is relatively comfortable, although it is quite normal to feel some tenderness during treatment due to the pressures being placed on the teeth. If you do feel discomfort this is generally easily relieved with over-the-counter painkillers.

How Long Will Treatment Take?

Treatment takes an average of six months, but may last anywhere from four months to nine months.

What About Eating and Drinking and Caring For My Six Month Smiles Braces?

Your dentist will give you instructions on how to clean your braces, as you will need to take extra care to clean them thoroughly during treatment. Tools such as floss threaders and interdental brushes can be used to clean around the braces, or you may want to use a water flosser to remove food debris and plaque. You will need to avoid eating very sticky foods that could be difficult to clean from your braces, and very hard foods that could damage them.

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Thank you so so much Adam & everyone at Harley Street! I think I counted two pictures at home where you can see my teeth. Now I will not stop smiling! See you soon!

Karen, London

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