Orthodontics at Harwood Dental
Are you one of the millions of adults in need of adult braces who are unhappy, self-conscious or even embarrassed of your smile?
Many adults spend their entire lives covering their mouths when they laugh, smile or talk. They feel stuck because they do not want to wear adult metal braces for years or they are concerned that other corrective teeth straightening procedures could be too invasive or too expensive.
Now, there is an effective, safe and affordable cosmetic braces solution that fits your lifestyle. Six Month Smiles is a clear braces system designed to straighten your teeth in about 6 months.
Want to know more about Orthodontics?
If you would like a consultation to consider all your options for teeth straightening, then please just contact our reception team to book your consultation. One inclusive fee covers: Consult time, approximately 40 mins.
- Diagnosis and Treatment plan
- Moulds of your teeth
- Orthopantogram (X-Ray in house)
What Is Six Month Smiles® Short Term Orthodontic Treatment?
Six Month Smiles® short term orthodontic treatment is a modern twist on tried-and-true orthodontics. There is little debate within the orthodontic community that braces are the most widely used and most effective method to give patients straight, healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. Six Month Smiles has taken the best aspects of braces and modified the treatment and the materials to give adults a common-sense, cosmetic solution that fits your lifestyle.
Here is what makes Six Month Smiles® so innovative…
- Average treatment times of only six months
- Six Month Smiles® Lucid-Lok® clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires are barely visible
- Use of braces has shown to provide the most conservative and predictable final result
- Six Month Smiles® Patient Tray Kits™ ensure that your appointments are fast and comfortable
- Low forces and short overall orthodontic treatment times increase comfort, safety, and hygiene
- Six Month Smiles® is typically less expensive than traditional braces, aligner therapy, or veneers
Is Six Month® Smiles Right For Me?
As an adult, if you want to change your smile with cosmetic dentistry, Six Month Smiles might be the answer you are looking for. The team at Harwood Dental Practice is pleased to offer Six Month Smiles® as part of our cosmetic treatment options available for our adult patients. Six Month Smiles® adapts to your lifestyle, without the hefty time commitment. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself that could indicate if you are a good candidate for Six Month Smiles®.
Do any of these describe the reason why you want to improve your smile?
- I feel self-conscious when I am around other people and I smile or speak.
- I work closely with others for my career, and an improvement in my smile would give me more confidence.
- I have a very important event coming up in my life, and I would really like to look my best.
- I would like to improve my smile to give me more confidence when speaking and interacting with individuals and groups.
What bothers you most about your smile?
- I have a few crooked teeth.
- Some of my teeth have spaces between them.
- A couple of my teeth are out of position.
- A few of my teeth are crowded together.
Our team at Harwood Dental Practice is happy to offer cosmetic dentistry, including Six Month Smiles®, to our adult patients who are anxious to straighten crooked teeth. We can help you improve your smile without the hassle of traditional braces. We want you to love your smile, and have the confidence to show it off to those around you. The best way to find out if Six Month Smiles® is right for you is to book your consultation today!
Q: How can teeth be straightened in only six months with adult braces?
A: The Six Month Smiles technique employs the latest technology and techniques in dentistry to move your teeth quickly and safely with clear adult braces. The key components of the treatment are the use of unique, clear braces and a primary focus of moving the teeth that show when you smile.
Q: Six months sounds good, but will I still have a mouth full of metal braces for the whole time?
A: No! Six Month Smiles uses clear braces that are barely visible to gently straighten your teeth.
Q: How are Six Month Smiles braces more comfortable than regular braces?
A: Six Month Smiles uses low force to move teeth gently. Many people think that the accelerated braces treatment means simply “tightening” regular braces to get the teeth moving, but that is not true. Six Month Smiles utilizes standard orthodontic mechanics, but with an emphasis on the cosmetic appearance of your teeth rather than the position of your bite.
Q: Do Six Month Smiles braces damage the teeth, roots, or gums?
A: There are no more risks of root damage or other issues than those associated with traditional orthodontics. Since the forces used with Six Month Smiles braces are lighter and teeth are seldom extracted, there are actually even fewer risks involved with Six Month Smiles.
Q: Will I have to wear a retainer?
A: Yes, as with any teeth-straightening treatment a retainer is necessary to maintain the straighter position of your teeth. If you don’t want to wear a removable retainer, you can have a bonded retainer placed. There are a variety of options that you can choose from according to your personal preference and situation.
Q: What’s the catch?
A: There is no catch. If you are an adult (16 years and older) with crooked or spaced teeth and you’re not looking for a major alteration to your bite, this could be the solution for you! Most adults ARE candidates for Six Month Smiles.