Fixed braces are commonly thought of as a dental treatment for teenagers. However, adults in the UK are increasingly seeking to straighten their teeth. It is now possible to undergo teeth straightening without sporting a mouthful of metal.
Braces at Garden View in Buckinghamshire are more discreet, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of straighter teeth without enduring the awkwardness of conspicuous metal braces.
Six Month Smiles
Fixed braces by Six Month Smiles use clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, which means they are barely visible. The technology behind Six Month Smiles also means low levels of force are applied to straighten your teeth, making your treatment journey more comfortable. These braces target the front teeth, where the visual impact is greatest. Treatment times vary from four to nine months with an average of six months.
On completion of the treatment, a retainer should be worn in the day and night to keep your teeth in their new straightened positions. There are two options for retainers: removable or fixed. Removable retainers are made from a clear plastic material, shaped to mould around your teeth. They can be taken off to eat, brush or floss, but should be worn at other times in the day and night. Gold plated fixed retainers attach to the backs of your front six teeth. This can be considered a more convenient option if you do not want the hassles of remembering to wear a removable retainer.
Is Six Month Smiles treatment appropriate for you?
Six Month Smiles technology can be used to treat anyone aged 15 years or over, whose front teeth are crooked or spaced out. Severe alterations to your bite cannot be achieved with Six Month Smiles. It is therefore best to consult a dentist to find out which treatment options will work for you.
The benefits of straighter teeth
Straighter teeth can have a significant cosmetic impact on your smile, particularly when thinking of your front six teeth. There are also dental health benefits that come from being able to more easily clean your straightened teeth. Reducing the build-up of bacteria can lessen your chances of developing gum disease and tooth decay.