A look at what the Six Month Smiles system can offer our Wickford and Downham patients
Having crooked teeth is not uncommon and although many people would like to do something about it, they may be reluctant due to a) the high visibility of many dental braces, and b) the amount of time that some orthodontic appliances take to work.
However, at the Cygnet Dental Practice, we are pleased to offer patients a new and faster acting discreet orthodontic system known as the Six Month Smile.
Six Month Smile
The Six Month Smile brace system is designed to straighten a patient’s top and bottom six front teeth. It is important to note that it will have no effect on the other teeth which are less visible. If you have alignment issues with the rear teeth that you wish to have corrected, please talk to our dental team who will be able to advise about alternative methods.
Because this system only works on the front teeth, it can do its job so much faster. Rear teeth are very strongly embedded in the jaw as they have to do a lot of the hard work of chewing your food but the incisors and canine teeth all have single root systems which make them easier to manoeuvre by exerting gentle pressure.
The time taken for the braces to work will depend on the severity of the misaligned teeth. Whilst theses braces are called ‘Six Month Smile’, they can take significantly less time to work in relatively minor cases of misalignment. Your cosmetic dentist will be able to advise an approximate time that your treatment should take.
Obviously, the fact that these braces act so quickly is a major benefit in itself. There are other advantages though, and, although the system does use wires and brackets in a similar manner to traditional braces, these are much finer and use teeth coloured materials to help them blend in with your natural teeth, rendering them significantly less visible. These means that the patient can not only have their teeth straightened in a speedy manner, but can also do so in the confidence that few people will even notice that you are wearing braces.
It is important to remember that whilst wearing braces, you should take extra special care to keep your teeth and gums clean. Food can become trapped in the wiring, and, if left for a period of time, may start to cause tooth decay. If you are not sure how to brush your teeth effectively whilst wearing Six Month Smile braces, please do ask us for advice.
We will, of course, monitor your teeth for the duration of the treatment to ensure that all is going as it should do. If you are interested in having a great looking, even teeth and would like to know more about the Six Month Smile system, please call the Cygnet Dental Practice in Wickford on 01268 733078.