Benefits and Drawbacks

Benefits of 6 Month Smiles

Time

The main advantage of this treatment at London Six Month Smiles Clinic is that they straighten the teeth very quickly. In most cases fixed braces take more than 12 months to straighten the teeth, making 6 Month Smiles a much quicker alternative. Six Month Smile braces are an ideal treatment for patients who want to improve the aesthetics of their smile but do not want to wear bulky braces for a long period of time. As Six Month Smile braces work so quickly they are also ideal for people who are preparing for an upcoming special occasion.

Comfort

Six Month Smile braces are lighter and finer than conventional braces and they use the latest friction-free techniques to align the teeth. This works to reduce pain and enhance comfort. The brackets are smaller than traditional metal braces and most patients grow accustomed to wearing their braces quickly.

Aesthetics

Many people opt out of having braces because they automatically assume they will be forced to wear bulky, metal braces. However, this is no longer the case and 6 Month Smiles is one of the most discreet braces available. The braces are made from brackets and wires that are tooth coloured, making them much less visible than metal braces.

Price

The braces are cheaper than many other teeth straightening treatments. The exact price of treatment will be based on your individual case and we will be able to provide you with a quote during the consultation process.

Fewer visits to the dentist

It only takes six months for treatment to be complete in most cases and so there are fewer visits to the dentist. This will come as welcome news to nervous patients who do not find dental clinics to be the most comfortable places.

Drawbacks of 6 Month Smiles

Suitability

Six Month Smile braces are designed to address minor orthodontic irregularities related to the front teeth. If you have a complex orthodontic prescription or problems affecting the teeth at the back of the mouth, you may be advised to consider alternative treatments. We are happy to discuss treatment options with you during the consultation.

Visibility

Although Six Month Smile braces are much more discreet than other fixed braces they are not completely invisible. Patients who are eager to have invisible braces may wish to consider alternative treatments, such as Invisalign or Clearstep.

Comfort

As with all braces Six Month Smiles take a little getting used to. However, discomfort usually subsides quickly and the braces are designed to enhance comfort.