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Six Month Smiles FAQ

Posted by on Dec 13, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

When it comes to braces, we understand how important it is to know about every aspect of your care and treatment – from how long it all takes, to what results you can expect and, of course, clear costings along the way.

At our Liskeard dental practice, The Smile Centre, we’re known for being committed to our care, and for our dedicated dental team. Whether you want straighter teeth for cosmetic reasons or functional ones, we can help. In this post, we’ll go over the popular Six Months Smiles treatment, so you can make the right decision for you.

What is Six Month Smiles all about?

Put simply, Six Month Smiles are fast-acting, adult braces – so-called because you’ll see results in as little as six months.

What does the treatment involve?

Using a combination of clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, you’ll have adult braces fixed to your teeth – which is both effective and discreet. What’s more, the treatment is relatively painless, which makes it a fantastic option for even the most nervous of patients. You’ll visit us on a monthly basis to check your teeth are keeping on track, which is great for your peace of mind.

Who can use the treatment?

Most people who are looking to improve their smile – whether it’s getting your teeth to look more straight and symmetrical, fixing an overbite or underbite, or dealing with problems with gums or tooth crowding. The best way to find out if Six Month Smiles is suitable for you is to book in for a consultation with us, where your Orthodontist can take a closer look at your teeth and make recommendations for you.

How much does Six Month Smiles cost?

This depends on the individual and how long your treatment will take, but don’t worry – we have a flexible, interest free payment option to help spread the cost of your treatment, making it affordable for everyone.

What happens during my treatment?

Six Month Smiles is broken down into several steps:

Step 1 – Consultation – this is where we’ll check your suitability for the treatment and take both photos and X-rays of your teeth. This can help us work out how long your results will take.

Step 2 – Fitting – in this appointment, you’ll have your clear adult braces and tooth-coloured wires fitted to your teeth. 

Step 3 – Results – as the name suggests, you could see results in as little as six months – and you may notice subtle changes between your monthly check-ups. We’ll also assess whether you’ll need a retainer following treatment, in order to maintain your results.

How do I book? Our dental practice, The Smile Centre, is located in Liskeard. As we cater for all, there are plenty of options to choose from when booking in with us, including drop-in, over the phone and even online, using our web form here.