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13 November 2017

Cosmetic braces – a comfortable, speedy and discreet route to straighter teeth.

As winter sets in, many of us will use this time of year to reflect on the previous months, but also the year to come and how we can achieve the things that we are aiming for.

In the world of cosmetic dentistry, there are many procedures which offer instant, or almost instant improvements to the appearance of your teeth. For example, teeth whitening and veneers can dramatically improve the way that your teeth look in just a week or so. Other treatments, such as straightening teeth, can, however, take longer, and a little pre-planning regarding the timing can be quite useful.

Six Month Smiles

Whilst many orthodontic systems require braces to be worn for a year or more, this does not have to be the case. It is, of course, essential that only gentle pressure is placed upon the teeth so as not to damage them or cause significant discomfort. The Six Month Smiles system achieves this by focussing solely on what are known as the ‘social six’ teeth. These are the top and bottom six teeth that are visible when you smile.

Whilst there are instances where it may be advisable to straighten the rear teeth also; for many of our patients at Confidental Clinic in Surbiton, the key aim is to have attractive and even teeth when they smile. The Six Month Smiles system is ideal for this.

The procedure

Before any treatment starts, you will need to have a consultation with our dentist who will discuss your needs and help you make an informed decision as to the most appropriate treatment to use to correct your teeth. In the case of the Six Month Smile, the method does involve the use of wires and brackets in a similar manner to traditional dental braces. The two main differences here are that a) they are only used on the ‘social six’ teeth and b) the materials used are much finer and also tooth coloured, rendering them almost invisible for the duration of the treatment.

You will, from time to time, be required to visit our Surbiton dental practice so that we can monitor the progress and make any necessary adjustments to ensure that you end up with a great looking, even set of teeth.

And whilst we are here …

Once your treatment is complete and the braces have been removed, we are sure that you will be pleased with the results. Why stop here though? Why not take advantage of our fast acting teeth whitening treatments to bring out the best in your new, straight smile? It is a safe and non invasive procedure that can really give your smile the boost it deserves.

For more information about the Six Month Smiles orthodontic treatment, or any of our other cosmetic dental procedures, please call the Confidental Clinic in Surbiton on 020 8399 1291.

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