Many adult patients wish for straighter teeth, but are put off by the thought of traditional braces. Think orthodontics and the first thing that springs to mind is often train-track style metal braces which, as well as being very noticeable, also have a reputation for having a long treatment time – up to two years in some cases – and of being difficult to clean around properly.
Orthodontic techniques have seen huge advances in recent years, and there are now fast, effective and affordable alternatives to traditional braces available in many cases.
At SW9 Dental we offer an innovative orthodontic solution called Six Month Smiles, which is suitable for correcting a range of aesthetic concerns for adult patients. Principal dentist Dr Noor Al-Jumaily is experienced in treating a wide range of patients with Six Month Smiles.
Six Month Smiles use tooth-coloured wires and brackets, meaning they are highly discreet and almost invisible. They primarily focus on your front teeth – those that show when you smile – meaning that they have a notably shorter treatment time than traditional braces.
As the name suggests, the average treatment time with Six Month Smiles is just six months, although this will vary from patient to patient and depend on the exact amount of movement required. Most patients complete treatment in between four and nine months. Dr Al-Jumaily will advise you of your predicted treatment time at your initial consultation.
Six Month Smiles can effectively treat a variety of problems, including crooked, crowded and gappy teeth, as well as misaligned bites. If you think that Six Month Smiles may help you to achieve the straighter teeth you've always wanted for a smile you want to show off, contact the practice today to book an initial consultation.