Using 6 Month Smiles cosmetic braces to straighten adults’ teeth

With 6 Month Smiles cosmetic braces, your new, beautifully aligned smile could be just a few months away. At Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge, we find that these braces are often the perfect option for adult patients who require mild to moderate correction of the front teeth, and who are turned off by the thought of fixed metal appliances.
six-month-smilesMetal braces are very effective at straightening teeth, but are also very obvious in your mouth when you smile, laugh, or even speak. It’s not difficult to understand why this is a barrier to treatment for a lot of adults – after all, having a distinct metallic glint to your smile for months on end is not particularly compatible with a professional adult lifestyle.
That’s why at our Weybridge dental practice, we are proud to offer a solution that is far more discreet. Whilst 6 Month Smiles are fixed braces, they are very different from the metal brace systems you might picture when you hear the word “orthodontics”.
What 6 Month Smiles do is they take the traditional mechanics and principles of orthodontics, modernise and adapt them to create braces for the 21st Century. Comprising clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires, 6 Month Smiles blend in with the natural colour of your teeth, so are not immediately obvious in your mouth.
As you have probably guessed from the name, the average treatment time with these braces is just six months. Some cases at our Weybridge dental practice are complete in just half that time – meaning if you need only mild correction, you could have that beautifully aligned smile in as little as 12 weeks.
The vast majority of 6 Month Smiles cases are complete within nine months. At the end of treatment, you will need to wear a retainer to ensure that your teeth stay in their new position. Should you not want a visible retainer, we have several bonded retainer options available at our Weybridge clinic.
At Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge, we welcome patients from the age of 15 years upward for 6 Month Smiles consultations.