If you need some form of correction to your teeth but don’t want to commit to wearing braces for upwards of two years, then your dentist in Glasgow may suggest Six Month Smiles as a treatment which could be just right for you. As its name suggests, it’s a type of brace which can straighten crooked or misaligned teeth within a six month period.
What does it look like?
Six Month Smiles consists of small brackets and wires which blend in naturally with your teeth because they are tooth coloured. They’re not transparent like Invisalign, which is one of several types of clear braces in Glasgow, but they’re discreet and barely noticeable. It’s worth noting at this point that they are considerably smaller and lighter than conventional metal braces and work well on crooked and gapped teeth.
How does it work?
The brace contains nickel wires which apply constant pressure and a small amount of force when they’re worn. This causes the teeth to move into their correct position. Once you’ve completed your treatment you will need to wear a retainer to prevent your teeth from shifting back to their original position. This can either be a permanent or removable retainer and your dentist in Glasgow will discuss this with you.
Who can benefit from Six Month Smiles
Anyone who is suffering from:
- Misaligned teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Overcrowded teeth
is a potential candidate for Six Month Smiles.
The main advantage of the Six Month Smiles treatment is that it is speedy, relatively painless, and cheaper than many other types of braces. However, they are more focused on the aesthetic side of things rather than on improving the overall bite and only actually treat the visible teeth that are seen when a person smiles.
Not everyone is suited to Six Months Smile which is why we offer a free consultation whereby Dr. Colin Gardner can carry out a dental examination to ascertain whether or not it will treat your condition and deliver the results that you’re hoping for. Once candidacy has been determined then he will put together a tailored treatment plan and take impressions of your mouth and teeth so that the Six Month Smiles laboratory can fabricate your custom braces. This normally takes around two weeks and then they can be fitted and your treatment commenced.
To find out more about Six Month Smiles or to discuss all of your dental options why not schedule a consultation with Dr. Colin Gardner today. You can call Botanics Dental direct on 0141 334 3408 or book online at www.botanicsdentalcare.co.uk. We look forward to welcoming you to our clinic.