Special occasion coming up? Try Six Month Smiles
If you have a special event coming up, the prospect of being immortalised with crooked teeth in photos may mean you’re not as excited as you should be. Weddings, milestone birthdays, once-in-a-lifetime holidays, anniversaries, and a big work event are all catalysts for having braces. With our quick braces in Manchester, we may be able to straighten your teeth for a deadline, or if you just want your orthodontic treatment finished as quickly as possible.
When time is of the essence, why wait to enjoy a perfectly straight smile? Modern, fast-acting braces and clear aligners, including the popular Six Month Smiles system, can provide excellent results within a matter of months at our orthodontist in Manchester, Stockport.
- Straighten your teeth in months
- Invisible braces available
- Range of orthodontic braces to choose from
- Adult orthodontics to suit all budgets & lifestyles
- AcceleDent may help speed up treatment time
What are Six Month Smiles braces?
Six Month Smiles is one of the most popular fast-acting brace systems currently available. As the name of the system suggests, in some cases it is possible to straighten teeth in as little as six months.
How can I have a straighter smile in six months when traditional braces may take up to two years?
The Six Month Smiles system uses cutting-edge technology and techniques to move your teeth quickly and safely. These braces mainly focus on moving the ‘social six’ teeth, i.e. the six top middle teeth that everyone can see when you smile.
Six Month Smiles can be used for other cases, but your treatment may take longer than six months. If you case is more complex, another brace or aligner system may be more suitable for what is considered comprehensive treatment.
Will everyone be able to see that I’m wearing braces?
Another reason that Six Month Smiles is so popular is that the braces use clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, which makes them more discreet.
Will the treatment hurt more because my teeth are being moved more quickly than with traditional braces?
People often assume that Six Month Smiles and other fast-acting brace and aligner systems work by applying greater forces to the teeth to make them move quicker. This isn’t the case. Six Month Smiles still uses gentle forces to move your teeth. The treatment is simply faster because we concentrate on your visible teeth rather than the whole arch.
Could fast-acting braces such as Six Month Smiles damage my teeth, roots, or gums?
There are no more risks of damage to your teeth, roots, or gums with Six Month Smiles than with traditional orthodontics. In fact, because Six Month Smiles uses light forces and - by concentrating on the teeth that can be seen, we rarely need to carry out extractions.
Will I have to wear a retainer?
As with all braces and aligners, you will need to wear a retainer after your treatment to keep your teeth in their new, straighter position. At Heaton Mersey Orthodontic Centre, Stockport, we will discuss the option for your retainer – including whether you have a removable or bonded retainer – before you start your treatment and as it progresses.