6 Month Smile

Six Month Smiles in London

Our dentists will you to achieve straighter teeth in 6 months

At Camden High Street Dental Practice, our dentists provide six-month smile treatment for patients who want to have straighter teeth and a gorgeous smile. This tooth straightening procedure involves using state-of-the-art technology to move teeth comfortably and quickly. We use nickel titanium wires that are the colour of natural teeth and shift teeth gently into the desired position, for a gorgeous smile. The treatment is effective and usually requires just six months produce the desired result.

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Benefits of 6 month smiles

  • Quick: The treatment time is usually just six months, less than with conventional metal braces.
  • Comfortable: 6 Month Smile braces exert less pressure than metal braces on fewer teeth, making the treatment more comfortable.
  • More discreet: The braces are made to match the colour of natural teeth so they are more discreet than a mouth full of shiny metal.

Who is the right candidate for six-month smiles?

Six-month smiles can be the answer to various dental problems such as intrusions, extrusions, rotations and tipping all of which can all be resolved within a short period of time. This is considered to be the best option for patients who do not need corrective treatment for bite problems, and who have cosmetic dental problems. The treatment helps in managing less complicated dental problems, in the most effective way and these include:

  • Inverse smile line
  • Overbite and open bites
  • Crowded and overlapped teeth
  • Dental problems such as gaps in between the teeth
  • Canted midlines and symmetry problems

Procedure for Six month smiles

Consultation Session – At the initial consultation, your dentist will conduct a thorough evaluation of the teeth and gums. The results of initial assessment along with X-rays and facial photographs will provide a detailed assessment of the likely results of treatment. If the results indicate that you will benefit from other treatments, then the options will be discussed with you to provide a clear picture of the choices available for you.

Customised trays – If the dentist thinks this is the best treatment for you then an impression of your upper and lower jaws will be taken. These impressions and photographs of your face and teeth will then be sent to the laboratory where the dental surgeon will prepare custom-made trays for you.

Fitting of braces – Once your braces are ready, at the next appointment, your dentist will fit customised trays and at this stage you may feel some discomfort due to the force being applied by the braces. After the treatment session is complete, your dentist will provide some tips and advice on the effectiveness of treatment and maintenance for improved dental health.

Check-up appointment sessions – Your checkup sessions will be made for every 4 to 6 weeks, depending on the complexity of your treatment. These sessions are needed to evaluate the progress and for tightening of braces, if needed.

Completion of the treatment – After the treatment is complete, your braces will be removed and the options for retention will be explained to you. This will be tailored according to your lifestyle and will help in preventing relapses.

After Care procedure

  • It is important to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily to maintain good dental health and hygiene. Once the braces are in place, your hygienist will advise you to brush teeth at least three times daily. You may even have to avoid eating certain foods for the time being in order to achieve the best results.
  • If you work during the day, take your toothbrush with you and try to brush properly after each meal. Poor cleaning of teeth may cause damage to the protective enamel layer of teeth, causing further oral complications.
  • Inter dental brushes and mouthwashes can help you to clean hard to reach areas below your dental arch wires.
  • Say no to sticky foods for a while as these may get stuck in between the braces, and lead to further complications like detachment of the braces. Avoid consuming hard foods and sweets as these can cause the bond between the brackets and your teeth to break.
  • Avoid taking foods and drinks that are high in acid and sugar. These can make maintaining good oral health and hygiene more difficult.

How much will six month smiles braces cost?

Six month smile is less expensive than conventional braces. The treatment will vary between patients. Your dentist will discuss payment options and the cost of the treatment, during the consultation session.

FAQs on six months smile:

How will I know if Six Month Smiles is the right treatment for me?

The dentist at Camden High Street Dental Practice will conduct a dental examination of your mouth and then perform X-rays to determine if you are a good candidate for the treatment. If you do not have bite problems that need to be corrected and you want to have straighter smile, then six-month smiles might be the best solution to achieve your goals.

Six month smiles require a short time to work when it normally takes 2 to 3 years for teeth straightening. How is that possible?

Six-month smiles choose nickel titanium wires that shift teeth gently in your smile line rather than all the teeth. The main emphasis is on the aesthetics than healthy teeth that will not be visible when you smile. We focus on how your teeth will appear rather than the positioning of your bite.

Can six-month smile be painful?

Most patients tell us that they do not feel any significant pain during the treatment. This is because six-month smiles work by moving teeth gently and with little force. You might have some discomfort to begin with and you may want to take over the counter painkillers to manage this n until you become used to the treatment.

Will I speak differently while I am wearing braces?

You may notice a difference for the first week as you get used to wearing the new braces, your speech, however, will soon normalise.

Do I have to wear a retainer after my six-month smiles treatment is over?

Your teeth will try to shift back to the pre-treatment position and a retainer will prevent this from happening as it does in any orthodontic treatment. You can use a nighttime brace or retainer that fixes to the back surface of the teeth.