Six Month Smiles are an excellent alternative to metal braces for straightening adults’ teeth. At Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge we have treated many patients successfully with this discreet brace system, with the majority of cases complete in three to six months.
Whilst they are not meant for correcting major issues with your bite, for mild to moderate issues such as crowding or spacing with the front teeth, they could be the perfect choice. It is these “social six” teeth – the teeth in your smile line – that the majority of patients at Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge are most concerned about.
There are several advantages to Six Month Smiles when compared with traditional braces. There’s the speed of treatment, of course, but there’s also the fact that they blend in with the natural colour of your teeth, meaning that whilst they are not entirely invisible, they will largely pass unnoticed in everyday life.
Six Month Smiles are fixed to your teeth for the duration of treatment, so you don’t need to worry about remembering to put them back in after eating and drinking. As with any form of brace, you need to learn to clean around them properly to make sure no particles of food get trapped under the brace wires. A visit to the hygienist at our Weybridge dental practice will help to ensure that you can clean around the effectively.
Another advantage of Six Month Smiles is that they use lower forces than traditional orthodontic appliances, which means that treatment is much more comfortable. You will need to visit our Weybridge dental clinic every month during treatment to ensure that everything is progressing as planned, and will need to wear a discreet retained once treatment is complete.
Tips for looking after your braces
- Avoid hard and crunchy foods during treatment – raw carrots, crusty bread – as these can damage your brace.
- Cut food into small pieces until you are used to eating with your brace.
- Clean your teeth and braces an hour after every meal.
- Use floss threaders to clean under brace wires.
- Wear a custom-made mouthguard when taking part in any sports.