Six Month Smiles (6MS) is one of many kinds of braces available to straighten teeth. The advantage of 6 Month Smile is that it only focuses on the front teeth, and therefore less movement is needed, meaning less time wearing braces!
Even today, the most ideal kind of brace is the full fixed brace, which will treat all the teeth, and set up the bite on the back teeth to be in the ideal position. However most adults do not really want this, and are happy with the way their teeth come together, therefore the idea of just correcting the overlap at the front is really appealing.
What does it look like?
6 Month Smiles braces are very discreet, and we use tooth coloured braces, and tooth coloured wires, to make the brace blend in.
At close distance, the brace is visible, however you will be surprised at how few people actually notice you are wearing braces!
How long does it take?
This really depends on each case. Treatment can be from a few months, to 9 months (occasionally a little more), so your teeth could be straight in the time between routine check up appointments!
… So, in a nutshell
6 Month Smile is a great brace system, and can be an excellent way to straighten your teeth quickly and efficiently. There are other great systems out there, so a detailed conversation between you and your dentist is essential.
At The Kensington Clinic, we offer a wide range of brace systems, so we can find the best system for you, after all, everyone is different.
To find out more, you can call us to talk about the treatments, or arrange a free consultation, where we can show you in more detail what is possible.