Are uneven teeth affecting your smile? Do you wish you’d gotten braces as a child but think it’s too late now? Well, you are in luck because there is a new orthodontic treatment giving great results that could just solve your problem. Many adults would like to have perfectly aligned teeth but don’t want to have to wear traditional braces for long periods of time. Six Month Smiles could be just what is needed in a time like this.
What is Six Month Smiles®?
Six Month Smiles is a treatment which uses clear brackets and tooth-colored wires to help align the teeth. Six Month Smiles only aligns the front teeth, unlike conventional braces which target the whole jaw.
The most visible teeth at the front are straightened so that the smile and overall aesthetic appearance is improved. Six Month Smiles is a brand name and we refer to the procedure as short-term orthodontic treatment.
Because of the unique characteristics of the brackets and wires, our orthodontists can finish the majority of cases in six months.
Another benefit of Six Month Smiles is that it can help solve bite problems such as cross-bites (where the bite does not line up), overbites (the top teeth protrude over the bottom teeth) and deep bites (your upper front teeth overlap the lower front teeth & your lower incisors make contact with gum tissue in the upper arch of your jaw).
What makes Six Month Smiles unique?
- The Six Month Smiles team created specialised brackets and wires to address the unique treatment objectives of short-term orthodontics. The shorter treatment time requires special, patented designs which are unique to the patient.
- The treatment delivers results in just six months as compared to conventional braces that take one to two years.
- Because we use clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, the braces are almost invisible and cannot be seen from a distance. This is a good solution for people conscious about conspicuous metal braces.
- The treatment is relatively cheaper than traditional orthodontic procedures because it takes less time for the process to be completed.
What is the Treatment Procedure for Six Month Smiles?
Your orthodontist will first give you a full oral examination to determine if you are a good candidate for the treatment. He or she will take moulds of your teeth, which will be sent to the Six Month Smiles laboratory. At the laboratory, specially trained bracket experts will make trays with your braces positioned perfectly for you and ship them back to your orthodontist.
Back at the dental clinic, your orthodontist will fit the brackets and wires on your teeth. He or she will advise you on the care that should be taken to clean and maintain the braces and they will schedule follow-up visits.
The braces will gently realign only those teeth that are visible when you smile and make them even. The treatment only takes an average of six months because there are no major changes made to the rest of your teeth. Most patients finish around six months, however, treatment times may range from 4-9 months.
You will need to wear a retainer for a while after the treatment to prevent the teeth from returning to their original position.
Book an appointment with Shields Dental & Orthodontic Clinic Limerick
Adults who are looking for a way to improve their smile quickly and in a relatively affordable manner should consider getting the Six Month Smiles® treatment. Call us at Shields Dental & Orthodontic Clinic in Limerick to book a consultation and we will help you get started on your journey to that perfect smile! Further information on the Six Month Smiles procedure.