If you have thought about getting your teeth straightened but you are worried about the length of treatment time, this blog is perfect for you. We have a solution!
What is 6 Month Smiles?
6 Month Smiles is a treatment option used to straighten your teeth in less than six months. It uses fixed braces to move your teeth in a fast and predictable way, ensuring you get the cosmetic result you desire.
The good thing about 6 Month Smiles compared to a lot of other braces systems is, it’s much more discreet. It works in a similar way to traditional braces; however, it is a lot faster and it is mainly focused on achieving a good cosmetic outcome rather than always aiming to achieve the perfect bite.
It is true that some patients require a lengthy two-year plan to get their teeth straight and achieving a good bite is necessary but, that is not always the case. Some orthodontists are very rigid with their treatment plans. They want to achieve a textbook ideal result, which includes straightening the back teeth, and most people do not really care about their back teeth. If their smile is looking good and the back teeth are healthy, why not shorten the time braces are on and achieve this in six months or less?
Most people we see and treat fall into this category, and they can expect fantastic cosmetic results in around six months. If you are interested in this, it is best to come in for a free consultation so we can assess if you are a suitable candidate.
How long does it take to straighten teeth if my teeth are very crooked?
This all depends on how crooked they are and what your bite is like. The good thing about 6 Month Smiles is we can get significant improvements in six months but, if you are not happy after that time, we can always leave them on for longer to achieve better results. Typically for complex cases this can be 9-12 months. The most complex cases take up to two years.
How much do braces cost?
In terms of fees, we would normally recommend getting both arches done and this costs £3,500. This includes all your photo’s, a 3D scan, appointments with the dentist for this treatment, all the materials required during the treatment, retainers, and even gentle tooth whitening after the treatment is finished! Straight and white teeth in a short time!
We use ceramic clear braces, which are clear in colour and a lot less obvious than metal braces.
What are the alternatives?
At Sensational Smiles we understand that looking good during treatment. If you want your treatment to be the most discreet, then we would recommend Invisalign, which we can also offer you. If you are not sure which is the best option for you then we would recommend having a free consultation with us so we can discuss the pros and cons in more detail.
Can adults get braces?
Yes, adults can get braces to straighten their teeth too, it’s not just for teenagers!