Imagine straight teeth in just 6 months with Six Month Smiles.

When you’re insecure about your smile, it can have a dramatic effect on how you live your life. Six Month Smiles is a cosmetic solution for straightening your teeth which takes just six months on average. Clear braces in tooth-coloured wires gently straighten your teeth, giving you the smile you’ve always wanted. People will barely notice you’re even wearing braces.

Six Month Smiles only focuses on the front teeth and so the treatment time is much less than with traditional metal or ceramic braces. Six months is the usual treatment time but anywhere from 4 to 9 months is possible. Because the treatment is performed on your front teeth only, less overall force is needed, meaning that it tends to be more gentle than traditional braces. It is also typically cheaper than traditional braces since treatment time is greatly reduced.

Let us help improve your confidence by improving your smile with Six Month Smiles short term orthodontics. Your new smile is just six months away! Straight teeth, less time, less cost, clear braces!

Six Month Smiles Before and After

How we Assesses Patients

As with all treatments available here, Six Month Smiles treatments are devised following a full discussion with you, the patient. Our Orthodontist will ensure that this type of treatment is the appropriate solution for your particular case. They will then plan a strategy for moving the teeth gradually into position. You will visit them regularly over the course of your treatment and be looked after very well.

Six Month Smiles Before and After





  • Free initial 15-minute consultation
  • Appointments available 7 days a week
  • Complimentary teeth whitening treatment available to Orthodontic patients


Here are some of the questions that patients at Shields Dental & Implant Clinic Limerick have asked us about Six Month Smiles.

Six Month Smiles clear braces are safe, comfortable and provide quick results.  While the average case is completed in six months, short term orthodontic treatment times are generally between 4 and 9 months. In addition, the two main reasons for these short treatment times are:

  1. The short term goals are not exactly the same as those associated with conventional orthodontics. The goal of most Six Month Smiles cases is to give the patient a great new smile and to accomplish most, but not all, of what would be done with traditional orthodontic treatments. Your orthodontist will advise on the recommended treatment for your particular case.
  2. Six Month Smiles Brackets and Wires are unique in that they are specific for short term orthodontic treatment goals. The brackets and wires are engineered with a specific prescription and have short term orthodontic unique properties.

Six Month Smiles brackets and wires have been created to specifically address the unique treatment objectives of short-term orthodontics. In addition, the shorter treatment time requires proprietary, patented designs. The unique shape memory wires work with the pre-positioned brackets to brackets to allow for the desired results to be achieved easily. Also, the uniquely clear brackets blend seamlessly with the surrounding tooth structure and our patients love that!

The process is simple…

  • Firstly, you need to speak with your dentist to ensure that Six Month Smiles is the appropriate solution for your particular case.
  • Once it’s determined that Six Month Smiles is the most suitable treatment for you, moulds of your teeth are taken and sent to the Six Month Smiles laboratory. Here, specially trained bracket specialists make trays with your braces positioned perfectly for you.
  • Thus, fitting your new braces in the dental clinic is quick and comfortable.
  • After fitting, you’ll visit your dentist periodically for brace adjustment.

Yes, as with all orthodontic treatment, a retainer is necessary to maintain the new, straight position of your teeth. But don’t worry, there are a variety of retainer options you can choose from depending on your personal preference and situation.

Six Months is the average treatment time. Most patients finish around six Months, but treatment times may range from 4-9 months.

There’s no catch! If you are an adult patient with crooked, spaced, or misaligned teeth, then this could be a fantastic option for you. So make an appointment with us today and check if you are a candidate.