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Slough Clinic 8 Stoke Poges Lane Slough, SL1 3NT

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Maidenhead Clinic 82 Moorbridge Road Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 8BW

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Slough Clinic 8 Stoke Poges Lane Slough, SL1 3NT

Call 01753 776 757

Maidenhead Clinic 82 Moorbridge Road Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 8BW

Call 01628 778 877

Six Month Smiles is an orthodontic treatment for straightening and realigning the teeth.

As the name suggests, the procedure takes six months to complete on average. This system makes use of clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, so it’s not as noticeable.

Is Six Month Smiles suitable for me?

If you’re over 16 years of age and have slightly crooked teeth, Six Month Smiles is a great choice for minor misalignment issues.

How does Six Month Smiles work?

Six Month Smiles works on the same principles as traditional orthodontic treatment. It only focuses on your front six teeth — the ones people will see when you smile, laugh, or speak.

Your dentist will bond brackets onto these teeth and connect them with wires. Over time, your dentist tightens the wires to pull your teeth into the proper position.

What are the benefits of Six Month Smiles?

There are many benefits of Six Month Smiles compared to traditional orthodontic treatments, including:

• Faster treatment time
• A focus on the teeth people see when you talk and smile
• Use of clear hardware for optimal discretion

What are the benefits of having straighter teeth?

Apart from a great-looking smile, there are a few other benefits of having straight teeth:

• Easier to keep clean
• Healthier gums
• Lower risk of tooth decay
• Reduces abnormal tooth wear
• Improves speech in some cases

What is involved in a Six Month Smiles treatment?

If you’re a good candidate for Six Month Smiles and you decide to have the treatment, the next appointment will involve attaching the brackets and wires to your teeth.

You will return to the practice for regular adjustments to encourage your teeth to shift into the correct position. Finally, your dentist will remove the brackets and wires, and you can enjoy your newly straightened smile.

I’ve heard braces can be uncomfortable – what about Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles typically creates less discomfort than traditional braces. Six Month Smiles exerts less force on your teeth than traditional braces do because the system focuses on your front teeth.

Six Month Smiles brackets are smaller compared to those of traditional braces, causing less irritation to the soft tissues in your mouth.

Will I need to wear a retainer after my treatment?

To maintain the position of your teeth after straightening your teeth with Six Months Smiles, you will need to wear a retainer.

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