What Modern Orthodontics Can Do For You

Fixed Metal BracesThere are many benefits to be gained from straighter teeth. The most obvious perk being the cosmetic enhancement to your smile. However, there is more to straighter teeth than aesthetics. Being easier to clean, maintaining good standards of dental hygiene is less of a challenge. This has the potential to reduce your chances of dental diseases such as tooth decay and gum disease.

It is clear there are many advantages to having straighter teeth. However, the thought of wearing cumbersome fixed metal braces is often enough to tip the scales towards making do with crooked or crowded teeth. Advances in orthodontics mean there is another route you can pursue: Six Month Smiles.

This fixed braces system uses tooth-coloured wires and clear brackets for a far less conspicuous look. You can find this subtler solution for straighter teeth in practices across Hertfordshire, including Smilecraft in Stevenage.

How Does Six Month Smiles Work?

The advantages of Six Month Smiles braces lie not only in their more natural appearance. They are designed so that only low levels of force are needed to realign your teeth. This improves your level of comfort while wearing your tooth-coloured braces and what’s more, does not translate to a more lengthy treatment. On average results can be achieved in just six months. Depending on the extent of your crowding, spacing or misalignment, treatment times will range from four to nine months. When compared to traditional fixed metal braces, these shorter treatment times tend to mean lower costs as well.

Is Six Month Smiles the Right Fit for You?

This orthodontic treatment can be used to treat a range of conditions, including misaligned bites and excessive spacing between teeth, as well as crooked and crowded teeth. In consultation with a dentist, the severity of your condition will be considered following a thorough examination of your mouth. This will ultimately determine if Six Month Smiles will work in your case.

Once you’ve got the go ahead, you can begin your treatment journey. With regular dental check-ups, your dentist will ensure your teeth are on track to reach their final destinations. You can then look forward to straighter teeth.