Are you getting married in less than a year and need to fix your teeth quickly? Boast straighter teeth in six months with us, The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry.
The Six Month Smile is one of our shorter orthodontics treatments that works identically to more comprehensive straightening systems, using metal brackets, elastic rubber bands and wires. The only difference is the abbreviated treatment time.
Do your homework first
You will boast straighter teeth in six months, but in this allotted time, your overbite if you have one will not be corrected and nor will all your misaligned teeth, so you need to manage your expectations at the start of treatment.
The purpose of the ‘Six Month Smile’ is to partially straighten your teeth so that when you smile on your special day, the most visible teeth are straight. To that end, by only correcting your top front teeth, this treatment has a cosmetic purpose and does not necessarily contribute to your overall oral health and hygiene.
What this treatment will not fix
If you have a severe malocclusion, either an overbite or underbite that impacts the way you eat or speak, and you want braces to have it fixed, you might want to consider alternative devices.
By only repositioning your front teeth, a six month smile treatment programme might worsen the severity of the bite, and you will have to consider a more prolonged and more intensive treatment following this one, which is more time and money out of your wallet.
Why are people opting for shorter treatments?
No adult likes the idea of a metallic smile at a time where their adolescent years are a distant memory. Braces for grown ups have less of a stigma than they used to, but one of the top reasons for deciding against braces is the way they look and the lengthy duration for which you are required to wear them.
Six months is not a long time to be inconvenienced, knowing you will have an improved smile at the end of it.
At the same time, clear braces are utilised in your treatment, these are fixed appliances that have brackets made from ceramic, the same colour as your teeth. Self-conscious wearers will be satisfied by their discreet appearance, noticeable only to a trained eye and people who are close to you.
You do not have to break the bank paying for treatment
You would be right in assuming that the shorter treatment time is lighter on your wallet, but you have to think long term.
You might be satisfied in straightening just your front teeth on your wedding day, but in the future you may experience more severe issues than a slightly crooked smile that require further treatment, which means you might end up paying for more than one treatment.
Consider all your options
If you are after a low maintenance, low risk and a barely visible straightening device, Invisalign, lingual braces and ceramic braces for a longer term are other possible options. However if you are endeavouring to get straighter teeth in 6 months we have the treatment available.
People tend to be put off by the endless treatment time of regular braces. Talk to us if you want to cut down the months and still achieve a photogenic smile.