A guide to using 6 Month Smiles cosmetic braces for tooth straightening

For cases of mild to moderate tooth straightening, 6 Month Smiles can be the perfect solution. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures at Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge, and come with oral health benefits in addition to improving the aesthetic appearance of your smile.
six-month-smilesAt our Weybridge dental practice we can use 6 Month Smiles to treat cases of crowding, crooked, or misaligned front teeth. Most adults who come into our Weybridge clinic seeking orthodontic treatment are primarily concerned with the front teeth – those on show when you smile. Often referred to as the social six teeth, it is these teeth that 6 Month Smiles are designed to work on.
If you are interested in treatment with 6 Month Smiles, we invite you to join us at Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge for a consultation. Your 6 Month Smiles accredited dentist will perform an in-depth clinical examination to assess whether this is the best treatment to suit your needs.
There are two key benefits to treatment with 6 Month Smiles:

  1. Considerably shorter treatment times than with standard orthodontic appliances
  2. Maximum discretion, because 6 Month Smiles are designed to blend in with the natural colour of your teeth.

Treatment times
Average treatment times with standard braces is upwards of 18 months. Because these cosmetic braces focus on the front teeth, they take on average just a third of that time (hence the name). Some mild cases at our Weybridge dental practice are complete in just three months.
Discretion is key
Unlike conventional braces, which are obvious because they are made from metal, 6 Month Smiles braces are made from clear and tooth-coloured components. This means they blend in with the natural colour of your teeth, and few people will notice them immediately as you go about your daily life.
At the end of your treatment, you will need to wear a retainer. Our Weybridge dental practice offers discreet retention options – you can choose from either a standard, removable retainer, or a bonded retainer attached to the back of your teeth.