How Does The Six Month Smiles Treatment Work?
Firstly, before you decide on treatment, our dentists always walk through all the options and will be clear on the improvement people can expect from each method. The most important aspect of the work we do is that people walk away smiling, and happy. We usually take a deposit for treatment at the first visit, or can organize payments to be spread out over treatment, or arrange finance. Treatment time takes 4-9 months, but on average it is 6 months or less.
The Six Month Smiles Treatment Process
When treatment starts, we check the teeth thoroughly, taking teeth impressions and ‘before photographs’. Really, this is to make sure everything else is sound with the teeth and gums before attempting to move them.
These records are then sent to America, where the Six Month Smiles lab technicians custom make all of the brackets and braces needed for your personal treatment.
Key Considerations for Six Month Smiles® Treatment
For crowded teeth, we will sometimes recommend removing a small amount of enamel from in between your teeth. This is a minimum amount to create space if needed. And with everything we do at Simple Teeth in Essex, this process is painless, although some treatments can be a bit uncomfortable at the time.
Patients with very severe teeth crowding problems may be advised to have a tooth removed to ensure optimum results, but we take that pretty seriously and will always explore all options before going along that route.
Appointments are booked every month to adjust and monitor the progress of the teeth towards moving into their ideal position.
What Happens After The Six Month Smiles Brackets Are Removed?
Once any of our teeth straightening treatments are completed, our orthodontists always ask patients to continue to wear retainers to reduce the risk of the teeth’s natural tendency to move back to their previous position.
We can fit a permanent bonded retainer on the back surfaces of the teeth or make a night-time removable appliance to ensure the best results.
Is Six Month Smiles® Right For Me?
Most adults would find Six Month Smiles suitable, but it may be that other treatments are best in your particular situation.
Benefits of Six Month Smiles®
- Straighter teeth are easier to clean, and therefore help in maintaining a healthy mouth and gums, which in itself can save people money in the long run. There are fewer visits to the orthodontist than for traditional braces which means the price is that much lower too
- Six months is an amazingly short time to solve crowded teeth problems (compared to years ago) This system uses only small amounts of force to shape the smile which is kinder on your teeth
- They are virtually invisible brackets and the wires are teeth coloured.