6 Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles is a clear brace with small, tooth-coloured wires that are designed to blend in with the smile for ultimate discreetness. They gently move the teeth into place causing minimal discomfort, and treatment is usually complete within four to nine months. The braces are also a more cost effective alternative to traditional systems.
"I am absolutely delighted with the results of my six-month smile treatment. I have always been unhappy with my teeth and have never been able to smile properly in photos as I refused to show my awful, crooked and overcrowded mouth. I was always teased when I was younger for looking miserable in photos because I wouldn't smile! But now I have just received my wedding photos from my photographer and I'm smiling from ear to ear!
This would not have been possible without the fantastic treatment and excellent patient care I got from the Barnton Dental Spa. I am absolutely terrified of the dentist but Dr Khaira made a great effort to always make me feel calm and relaxed and after a few appointments my nerves subsided. He was extremely patient with me! He always clearly explained what he was doing and why and he really cared about giving me the very best possible result. He knew from the beginning I wanted to have my braces off before my wedding and he didn't let me down!
I would like to thank the entire team at Barnton Dental Spa and especially the fantastic, warm and friendly Practice Manager, Gursinder. Every time you entered Gursinder was always there with a warm, smiling face to welcome you. Gursinder also made a great effort to calm my nerves before every appointment. She was very reassuring and answered all my questions.
I cannot recommend Barnton Dental Spa highly enough to anyone looking for any dental treatment."
How do they work so quickly?
State of the art dental techniques and technology mean that teeth can now be moved securely at faster speeds. Unique wires made of nickel titanium are used in order to adjust the front teeth for a discreet means of teeth straightening.
"I came to the Barnton Dental Spa in August 2010 for a query on what could be done for my teeth. I had major problems with my smile which affected my life in general. Upon arrival everybody was so welcoming and very friendly. I then met my dentist Dr Pritpal Singh Khaira (Pritz) and his manner was such that I felt very comfortable and relaxed. I explained that I was very nervous and he was very reassuring. My 6 month smile braces were fitted in late August. I remember feeling very surprised at how unnoticeable they were and how fast they started to work. I had a canine tooth growing in through my upper gum and within a few months it had moved down into line with the rest of my teeth.
Over the 6 month period of wearing the braces I felt little pain and they were far more comfortable than I anticipated. I am so pleased with the end result and decided to give them a sparkling finish with tooth whitening.
I enjoyed every trip I made to Barnton Dental Spa-everyone was so friendly. I would highly recommend Barnton Dental Spa to anyone looking for any cosmetic treatment."
Are they noticeable?
You don't need to worry about the braces being on show to the general public. Unlike traditional metal braces, the Six Month Smiles system uses tooth-coloured wires and brackets that are discreet and reserved.
What are the dangers?
The risk of suffering root damage is no greater then with traditional orthodontic methods. In fact, they can be safer given that the forces used to move the teeth are gentler.
Does a retainer still need to be worn?
A retainer will need to be worn so that the teeth can maintain their newly aligned position. A bonded retainer can be used for those who do not wish to use a removable one. There are opportunities for you to choose a retainer that suits your particular preference.
Are they suitable for anyone?
6 Month Smiles are suitable for most people over the age of 15 and could be the perfect solution if you are looking to straighten crooked teeth.