Straight Teeth in Less Time with 6-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.

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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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 beautiful 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.

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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