Cosmetic teeth straightening

Cosmetic teeth straightening focuses on moving the teeth visible in your smile line, usually your front 6 to 8 teeth. 

As the name suggests, this treatment is a cosmetic treatment rather than orthodontic treatment. It won't correct any problems you have with the jaw alignment or bite. Longwell Green Dental & Implant Clinic will invite you in for a consultation to establish your individual needs, and recommend the best options for a straightening solution for you.

As these treatments focus on fewer teeth, results can be achieved quicker than full orthodontic treatment, in as little as 6 months.

Here at Longwell Green Dental & Implant Clinic we offer:

6 Month Smile

What are 6 month smile/6 month braces?

6 Month Smiles (also known as 6 Month Braces) is the latest in teeth-straightening technology from America.

What are the main benefits?

  • Six Month Smiles braces are clear
  • Wires are usually tooth-coloured and very small
  • They cost much less than traditional braces
  • Total treatment time is quicker than with conventional braces
  • The braces are comfortable as teeth are only re-positioned gently

Six Month Smiles makes use of brand new technology which allows clear braces to gently straighten your teeth in an average time of just six months. The technology works by only focusing on the teeth which are visible when you smile (for extremely effective results). The braces do not attempt to make significant structural changes, such as changes to your bite, but instead they focus on non-evasively and comfortably straightening the teeth which are on show in order to give you the attractive, pleasant smile that you’ve always wanted.

How can teeth be straightened in just six months?

It is widely agreed in the orthodontic community that braces are the safest and most effective way of straightening teeth to give patients a beautiful smile. 6 month smiles makes use of the best features of braces, and exploits them to give the best results in a shorter time frame. By using a process that focuses on just the core objectives of the treatment, 6 Month Smiles can achieve great visual results without having to restructure your whole bite.

The special nickel titanium wires are the key component. They focus on just moving the specific teeth which are visible when you smile, so the whole process takes a lot less time than if the whole mouth were to be treated.

Although 6 months is a relatively short treatment time, will I still have to have a mouthful of metal for half a year?

Whilst braces are designed to help your smile look better in the long run, they are not known for being the most fashionable accessory in the short term. But 6 Month Smiles is no ordinary set of braces. The special nickel titanium wires are tooth-coloured, so that they blend seamlessly into your smile. So unlike the traditional image of unsightly metal braces, 6 Month Smiles are virtually invisible.

Is it true that Six Month Smiles braces are more comfortable than regular braces?

These braces do not exert huge forces on your teeth, and you only have to wear them for 6 months so the overall experience is much more comfortable than having normal braces. People often believe that because this is an accelerated treatment, the braces will have to be tightened much more often in order to achieve the same results as regular braces.

This is not true in the slightest. The focus of 6 Month Smiles is not to completely reposition the bite, but just to improve the cosmetic appearance of teeth. The process, therefore, does not need to be as vigorous.

Treatments

Invisalign

Invisalign® is a discreet way to straighten your teeth, using a series of clear removable teeth aligners. It’s almost completely transparent and a discreet method of teeth straightening.

Treatments

Teeth whitening

At Longwell Green Dental & Implant Clinic, we can make your dreams of a white smile a reality. Teeth whitening is a simple treatment with immediate results, and can boost your self-confidence.

Related FAQs

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Orthodontics

Why are my teeth not straight?

There are many causes of overcrowding, gaps and crooked teeth. For some people it can be inherited or possibly acquired, either due to a habit (sucking of the thumb, prolonged use of a dummy), or because of the premature loss of milk teeth or adult teeth.

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Orthodontics

Should teeth be straightened for health reasons?

The correction of poor dental positioning also improves oral hygiene, as crowded or crooked teeth are often hard to clean properly. With such an improvement, the risk of gum disease for example – which can result in loss of teeth in extreme cases – is prevented.

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Next steps

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If you're ready to take up treatment, get in touch on 0117 932 2313.

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