Six Month Smiles in Northern Ireland is a new system that is devoted to the treatment of orthodontic conditions. Many traditional methods of teeth straightening can often take multiple years to finalise, which may be inconvenient for some patients. Six Month Smiles promises results within 6 months of treatment.
What are my options with Six Month Smiles?
Two types of Six Month Smile treatments exist. The first one is the invisible aligners, which are plastic moulds of teeth that are suitable for teeth straightening. Their primary use is in mild to moderate crowding and spacing of the teeth. The aligners can provide results from 6-10 months. These clear invisible aligners have various benefits, and this article will provide an overview of the treatment and how it differs from traditional metal braces.
The other type of Six Month Smile treatment is the clear braces. These provide a more discreet alternative to traditional braces, which utilise metal wires and brackets stuck to the teeth. With Six Month Smiles’ clear braces, patients can find a much less visible alternative to the traditional metal braces. These types of braces have less limitations in comparison to the aligners, in terms of being able to treat more severe orthodontic conditions as well. Clear braces are made out of clear plastic brackets and tooth coloured wires, which results in an improved appearance without some of the limitations of traditional metal braces.
In some cases, when the upper array of teeth and the lower ones have been affected by orthodontic conditions to a different extent, clear braces might be applied on the upper teeth and invisible aligners to the lower teeth, or vice versa.
What are the benefits of invisible aligners?
Invisible aligners are personalised clean aligners used to straighten teeth. These types of aligners are usually recommended in the case of milder conditions. A series of aligners, usually between 6-20, are manufactured throughout the process of the treatment. This results in improved comfort, improved confidence and improved hygiene as well, as some of the invisible aligners are removable. Patients can take the aligners out to eat and brush their teeth. The invisible aligners provide an excellent alternative to young professionals or teenagers who would want to straighten their teeth to improve their smile, but would not like to wear permanent metal or clear braces.
With invisible aligners from Six Month Smiles, patients can save time by minimising the number of dentist appointments needed. The main point to keep in mind with these aligners is that they are not capable of treating very severe orthodontic cases, such as having large gaps between teeth or rotated teeth. In these more complicated cases, clear braces are advised.
What are the benefits of clear braces?
Clear braces are braces made out of plastic brackets and tooth coloured wires, which provides a more discreet look for patients requiring teeth straightening. The main benefit of clear braces compared to invisible aligners and traditional metal braces is that they have the capability to treat severe orthodontic conditions while keeping a subtle appearance.