So last week we looked into what Invisalign the corrective dental treatment is, and so up this week is our Six Month Smiles treatment. Just like Invisalign this is also a corrective treatment that can improve certain orthodontic imperfections.
Have you ever suffered from lack of self-esteem or confidence because of crooked front teeth, or that have gaps? Six Month Smiles is just the solution, and if you’ve never heard of it, or even know how it works, fear not because all will be revealed.
Let’s delve into the world of Six Month Smiles!
WHAT IS IT?
Six Month Smiles is a brace like treatment that is far less obtrusive than traditional braces. The braces are made from clear brackets and white wires, so although not completely invisible they are extremely subtle and barely noticeable.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
There is a slight clue is in the name, and they do usually take, on average, six months. However this can vary depending on the client and your individual needs. The treatment is highly effective and efficient and does take on the traditional solution of braces. However, Six Month Smiles is far less obtrusive and painful.
WHERE DID THE TREATMENT COME FROM?
The treatment was pioneered successfully in the USA and has since become really popular in the UK. The main reasons for this are due to its transformative effect in such a short time and the appeal it has to adults.
Traditional train track style braces are still associated with teens below the age of 16. Six Month Smiles offer the same results, in a shorter time, without being anywhere near as noticeable, hence why it’s the perfect solution for adults.
THE HIDDEN BENEFIT
The materials used for the treatment boast a hidden benefit that is certainly disassociated with traditional braces. The special nickel titanium wires are the same colour as teeth and do not possess the obtrusive, metal “train tracks” that traditional braces do.
This not only means they are a subtle way to straighten teeth, but they don’t require tightening every time you visit the dentist, which can save a lot of discomfort and pain.
MAKING THE MOST OF SIX MONTH SMILES
Granted, the treatment is extremely efficient and effective, however it will cost and be a part of your life for half a year or more, so making the most of them, and looking after your teeth is really important.
We suggest you renew your toothbrush regularly. We would usually recommend to do so every three months, but when having the treatment we suggest updating it every one or two months. As well as this you should add flossing and an interdental brush into your routine to ensure all food debris are removed.