Six Month Smiles

Are you looking to straighten your smile in half the time of conventional braces? With the innovative Six Month Smiles system, patients aged 16 and up can treat crooked or misaligned front teeth quickly.

Straight Teeth in Less Time with 6-Month Smiles

With the Gentle Dental, your orthodontic treatment is carried out by an entire team of dentists as you move through each different stage – our team approach helps patients achieve the smile of their dreams in the most precise, affordable way possible.

By choosing Gentle Dental as your Six Month Provider, you’re sure to have reassurance and peace of mind that trained and experienced orthodontists will be treating your smile.

Your first step in getting a new smile is to schedule a brief consultation with our Six Month Smiles dentists in Surrey. You can book a consultation using the button below.

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What are Six Month Braces?

Six-Month-Smiles addresses our patients’ need for straight teeth, in a timeframe that most other treatment methods can’t meet.

Six Month Smiles are:

  • Fast: Enjoy reduced treatment times
  • Effective: Teeth move comfortably and effortlessly
  • Discreet: Hardly visible

There are two types of treatment with 6 Month Smiles:

  • Clear Aligners: Patients can straighten their teeth with a clear aligner system
  • Invisible Braces: This version of Six Month Smiles uses clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires for patients looking for a faster route to the perfect smile.

How does it work?

Like traditional braces, clear brackets are bonded to the teeth, and tooth-coloured wires are placed onto the teeth then adjusted each time you come for your appointment at the dentist to align your teeth over time.

Six Month Smiles are more discreet than traditional stainless steel and suitable for patients who desire a less intrusive and obvious brace than train tracks.

This transparent braces system is designed to straighten your front and most visible teeth, so it usually focuses on six teeth.

The length of time you spend wearing your clear braces will vary depending on your specific teeth and circumstances, but on average, it is between 4 and 9 months.

Additionally, this option is usually more affordable than Invisalign – and there are options for funding using multiple different payment methods and finance plans.

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This system is a good option for adults with minor realignment issues such as extrusions, rotations, intrusions, and tipping.

A short-term orthodontic treatment, the Six Month Smiles system efficiently tackles mild to moderate cosmetic issues, but it can often be unsuitable for complex bite and realignment problems.

For example, Six Months Braces are recommended for corrections to the front teeth only.

See what Six Month Braces can do to visible teeth:

  • Straighten rotated, crooked or crowded teeth
  • Align, level and close gapped teeth
  • Reduces the appearance of overbites and underbites

Please note that even incredible, fast systems like 6 Month Braces have their limitations. We do not recommend this type of treatment for corrections to posterior teeth, severe bite conditions like underbites and crossbites, or patients who need more comprehensive orthodontic attention.

Six-Month-Smile Fact File

Some responses to commonly asked concerns regarding Six Month Smiles:

  • Comfort: this brace uses low force to move your teeth gently over time, which means you’ll experience minimal discomfort throughout the treatment
  • Speech: though many patients worry braces will affect your teeth, this is not usually an issue, and you should become adjusted to wearing braces after a few days.
  • Cleaning: though brushing and oral hygiene will generally remain the same, Interdental brushes such as TePe can help reach the spaces between your teeth and keep your mouth as clean as possible.
  • Retainer: like all teeth-adjustment procedures, you will be recommended to wear a retainer following the end of your treatment to avoid teeth moving back to their original positioning.
  • Speed: this is a quicker option than traditional braces because it only focuses on your front teeth, so it is better suited for those who want to adjust their smile fast and for cosmetic purposes rather than those with, for example, bite issues.

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The process from start to finish

  • Consultation: As a provider of Six Month Smiles, we will be able to determine whether you are a candidate for the procedure or if there is an alternative discreet system that can deliver the results you were hoping for.
  • The go-ahead: First, we will take an impression of your teeth, then send this to the Six Month Smiles lab, where custom trays are created to assist the dentist in placing the new braces on your teeth.
  • Appointment: Today will be the day you get your braces on – this often only takes around an hour.
  • Tooth movement: By month one, you’ll likely be adjusted to life with braces as your teeth begin to realign into their correct position.
  • Tweaks and adjustments: Between months 1-5, you’ll already begin to see the difference in your smile, and from month to month, you can expect to see a significant change. You’ll likely need to come into the office for 3 to 7 adjustments depending on your case.
  • Approaching the finish line: By month five, you’ll have one more month before the braces come off.
  • Braces removed: You’ll have the beautiful smile you’ve been expecting since your first appointment at month six.

How much do Six Month Braces cost?

Patients should know that the cost can be less expensive than traditional braces or other transparent aligner systems.

However, the cost will vary on your specific treatment goals and which provider you turn to.

Here at the Gentle Dental, we offer payment plans and 0% financing to help you break down the payments into manageable monthly instalments.

Our prices for a single arch are £1,999 and £2,999 for both arches in our Surrey clinic – this cost is all-inclusive of scans, appointments, adjustments, the braces, application and removal, plus the dentist’s time.

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Braces recovery and aftercare

Our dentists will provide you with directions for aftercare, which may include advice such as:

  • Ease any pain by taking over-the-counter pain relievers as directed by your oral surgeon or dentist. Avoid aspirin as this can cause bleeding.
  • Stick to soft and cool foods such as yogurt, pasta, or soft vegetables for the first couple of days post-surgery.
  • Your dentist will give you specific guidance on how to brush your teeth effectively.

Looking to take the next step towards a straight smile?

If Six Month Smiles® sounds like it might be a viable option for you, contact our dental professionals for a comprehensive assessment.

If we find that you are a suitable candidate for the treatment, you will be custom-fitted for your own set of Six Month Smile® braces with an accredited dentist recognised by the BACD.

Contact us on 020 8224 7562 to book your Six Month Smiles® assessment.

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Six Month Smile FAQs

The clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires are almost unnoticeable at the surface; from a further distance, they will not be visible to the human eye.

However, up close, you may be able to notice them slightly.

But their transparent properties minimise the impact as often seen with traditional metal braces.

Traditional metal braces effectively correct complex orthodontic cases that cannot be solved with other systems.

Traditional ortho braces can take two years, which is not a huge selling point for many adults who want faster, more private brace systems.

With Six Month Smiles, you have the added benefit of being under the guidance of a trained dentist rather than being solely responsible for your treatment, as seen with Invisalign.

However, finding the right braces for your requirements and condition can be solved with a short consultation with one of our orthodontists.

There may be other systems that can straighten your teeth within the same time frame but work with your busy schedule better.

Most patients describe a mild, temporary discomfort a few days after having the clear braces placed, and some patients also report the same during adjustments.

However, it’s not something we hear patients complain about, as any discomfort quickly subsides.

Six Month Smiles have been specifically designed to provide ultimate comfort.

No professional referral is required from your dentist, you can contact our practice directly if you have any concerns about the function or appearance of your teeth.

You can book an appointment with us online by following this link here.

Dawn SwansonDawn Swanson
10:27 24 Nov 22
I have been with the Gentle Dental Practice for 8 years, the care and service I have received has always been 5 star. I have recently used their new hygienist Nicky who is great. Looking for a new dentist just contact their very friendly and proffessional team.
George HorseyGeorge Horsey
18:54 15 Nov 22
Dental Impant Surgery:I had my dental implants fitted recently and I am extremely happy with the outcome. Ali and the team have done an amazing job since I lost my 2 front teeth over 6 years ago. I had to wait for the surgery for a long time due to my age and the issues surrounding having implants at a young age.I finally had the surgery 12 weeks ago and had my two new crowns fitted last week. They look absolutely amazing and the whole procedure was way less painful than I ever thought it would be.I would highly recommend getting your implants done at the Gentle Dental Practice, you won't regret it!A massive thank you to everyone at the practice!
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12:06 03 Nov 22
Fantastic work on my teeth and I would highly recommend! My teeth turned out better than I had even hoped for. If you are in need of any dental work, you would be doing a great disservice if you didn't speak to this practice first. The staff were extremely friendly, there were text updates and all in all an excellent service from start to finish. If you haven't guessed already, I am thoroughly pleased with The Gentle Dentle. Thank you!
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14:54 26 Oct 22
Like many people, I have an immense fear of dentistry, and dentists, due to previous experiences.I had two broken teeth and one that had been treated incorrectly by an NHS dentist. I had been in daily pain for about 18 months, and had been put on a 6 month waiting list by my NHS dentist.I called gentle dental to explain my problem and they offered me a same day appointment. They were kind, compassionate, understanding, patient and validating. I’m not sure anybody ever feels completely comfortable in the chair, but It’s the closest I’ve ever come!The work needed was carried out, all of the staff were kind and welcoming, and it showed me that the dentist doesn’t have to be a dreaded place!Thank you so, so much gentle dental! I will definitely be returning.
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15:45 14 Sep 22
Dental Implants - 3 New Teeth - June 2022I had the most professional and pain free experience when getting my new tooth implants at Gentle Dental. Honestly I put it off for some many years because I just didn't want to go through the pain. But my experience was totally the opposite. Ali and the wonderful girls were there every step of the way. All my questions got answered and I was reassured everything would work out well. And it did. I was worried for no reason.I did think about going abroad to have it done but when you consider the risk factor, time and professional standards - it made no sense to me. I have known Ali for a long time and knew I would be in the best hands and if there were any issues these would could be resolved easily.If you are thinking of having dental implants at Gentle - don't waste any more time. Just book and get it done.Was it painful ? No, uncomfortable for a few days, yes for sure.I just wish I had it done sooner. Thanks guys, love my new teeth 🙂
Edward CrameEdward Crame
13:43 04 Dec 21
Very happy with all aspects of the work they have done. Very clean, professional and well run business.
Lynn HuddartLynn Huddart
12:43 24 Nov 21
Dr Ali Rifai was professional and I am very pleased with the outcome of my Invisalign's. I have been with this practice for many years and would highly recommend. The staff are very friendly and nothing is an issue.
Jonathan PlumbJonathan Plumb
11:52 24 Nov 21
Can't thank this practice enough for all their help. I don't post reviews very often, so when I do, it's because an impression has been left! Dr Ali saw me at short notice to help fix a broken tooth. The nurse (I think her name was Danni) was so helpful and kind, as were the rest of the team. Thank you for being there for me in my hour of need (the same day i asked for an appointment!)
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07:11 06 Nov 21
I’m so happy to find this practice. I suffer from anxiety and high sensitivity to pain. It was very stressful for me going to dentist after years of fear. The team not only make me calm and welcome but I FELL ASLEEP during treatment with Dr Marshall ! So understanding and caring. Thank you!
Marc NevittMarc Nevitt
11:35 11 Oct 21
I have been using this dentist for well over a decade and can honestly say my teeth would be in a far worse situation if wasn’t for the Gentle Dental practice.My most recent visit was for a filling .. barely felt the injection!I would highly recommend this dentist to anyone, but especially if you’re teeth require a high level of care like mine.
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08:44 04 Aug 21
This place was recommended to me by family and for a nervous patient the best experience. The reception welcome is cheerful and friendly, beautifully modern area with hot drinks and water on offer.I needed implants, crowns and bridges followed by whitening, so lots of appointments. My dentist Mr Ali Rafai was superb from start to finish, so professional and personable. Throughout the whole process I was cared for wonderfully plus lots of laughs along the way. The constant care during appointments was very comforting, no rushing, and I knew I my needs were Mr Rafai's priority. Plus check up call the next day without fail to make sure everything was going well.Absolutely deserves five stars!
Alan SamuelAlan Samuel
13:30 14 Jul 21
Fantastic experience with Ali. It took 18 months including bone grafting, removing and replacing failed dental implants, invisaline for my bottom teeth which were all over the place and some veneers but now I'm delighted with the outcome.Ali was always very clear about how this wasn't an overnight solution in an honest and forthright manner which gave me confidence that he would deliver results.I was offered several overnight solutions from other dentists locally at a fraction of the cost but when I see how much effort and detail that went into my plan, I know i made the right choice.
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I have got no complaints about this Dental Practice. They were all very friendly and accommodating and always professional.My dental treatment was also really good, everything went according to plan and the results are great!I am VERY happy with the outcome and would recommend them anytime!

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