What is special about 6 Month Smiles
Six month smiles is one of the newest brace systems, the main advantage of this treatment is that the treatment is carried out in a much shorter time than traditional braces.
Many people think that dental braces are treatments just for kids, this is wrong, about 90% of the cases we treat at The Kensington Clinic are adults.
Speed of Treatment
Even though the treatment is called 6 Month Smiles, most peoples treatment will take 4-9 months. The reason the treatment times are short is that system only concentrates on providing a dramatic cosmetic improvement, without really worrying about changing the back teeth biting pattern… Does this matter?
Actually, it probably doesn’t. Most people do not have a perfect bite, and this does not cause problems for most people! If there are symptoms, such as abnormal tooth wear, muscle or head aches, then these problems should be addressed or assessed prior to starting any form of brace treatment.
No more ugly Betty, now you can be sexy Betty! The braces for 6 month smiles are all tooth coloured, and although you can see them close up, they are no way as visible as the silver train tracks.
Cost Effective Treatment
If the goal is to have perfect teeth, then this is a less expensive treatment compared with veneers. Typical treatment fees are variable, and dependant on the individual circumstances. At The Kensington Clinic most people pay about £150 per month.
The dentistry of moving teeth (Orthodontics), is normally a specialist field, and until a few years ago, many dentists did not carry this treatment out. The course for a dentist needs to go on to be able to provide Six Month Smiles is an intensive 2 day course. It is a very detailed and intensive course, however is does not teach dentists to be specialists in brace treatment!
I would be weary if your dentist just provides 6 month smiles, and has no experience of any other brace treatment. In most cases, you will probably be fine, however there is room for error, and if your dentist doesn’t do that many, then maybe you should go to someone who does. This will ensure you get the treatment in the quickest time, as there will not be any mistakes during treatment to correct!