Most people when they smile are more worried about the teeth that others can see looking straight and less concerned abut the aesthetics of their other teeth. In most cases it’s the highly visible middle upper front teeth which concern them and for this very reason they are often unwilling to commit to wearing traditional dental braces. In Battersea, at Glow Dental, we get where they’re coming from and can offer alternatives which are more discreet to metal wires. One such treatment is the Six Month Smile system which is proving very popular with patients who feel self conscious about wearing braces.
This innovative procedure is a short-term orthodontics treatment which focuses primarily on aesthetics and which gives dramatic results in as little as six months (hence the name). It offers an effective solution for a large percentage of the population who otherwise have fairly limited options when it comes to enhancing their smiles.
The use of crowns and veneers isn’t always a viable option especially when you consider that both of these treatments necessitate modifying the teeth in a permanent manner by removing a degree of tooth enamel.
The objective of the Six Month Smile system is to change the alignment of the visible teeth rather than altering their shape, size or colour. It uses clear brackets and tooth coloured wire to gently straighten the teeth and is a more comfortable process for the patient than traditional braces. Dental visits will be scheduled every 3 to 4 weeks for progress to be checked and any adjustments to be made. On average the process can be completed within 6 months but sometimes it can be a few weeks either side of this.
The Six Month Smile system is of particular benefit for patients and teenagers over 15 who have reached a point in their lives where they feel their crooked smile is having a negative effect on their lifestyle and even their career, but who are unwilling to go down the road of traditional orthodontics and the length of time this often entails. Instead they want to enjoy the benefits that they associate with having an attractive smile, and being able to achieve this with cosmetic help in the form of the Six Month Smile system, is very appealing to them.
Naturally as with any type of dental treatment, the Six Month Smile is not suited to every patient. In some cases where the teeth are severely misaligned or over-crowded, or the patient has an overbite or underbite, then traditional orthodontics would be a far better option. However, if a patient wants to straighten their teeth purely for cosmetic reasons, then the Six Month Smile system is a great option.
If you’re fed up with your crooked smile then come and talk to us. We’re a friendly Battersea dentist who can discuss your options and recommend the best treatment. To decide if you’re suitable for the Six Month Smile system Dr Hooman Sanaty will first need to give you a thorough oral examination and delve deeper with a few X-rays. Why not call us today on 020 7223 7096 and take the first step to a new smile. Alternatively you can find more information on our website at www.glowdental.co.uk.