Can adult braces be used to straighten your teeth? Read on to find out!

In life, people are often told that dental misalignments are unique or unusual, especially by the media. With glossy photographs of celebrities with perfectly straight smiles in every magazine, it is easy to believe this and to become self-conscious about the arrangement of your natural teeth. Many people believe that the only solution involves traditional metal braces, this is far from a comforting or confidence-boosting fix.

However, in reality, dental misalignment is exceedingly common and is estimated to affect over 75% of the world’s population- that’s a lot of people! While these can range from more complex cases of misalignment to a slight asymmetry, there is an array of different orthodontic options available to help you get the straighter smile that you deserve.

When you come to our team at Harbour Dental, we will assess the severity of your misalignment and suggest the simplest and most effective course of action. Using one of our trademark braces in Northern Ireland, like Six Month Smiles, we will correct the aesthetic problems caused by your misaligned teeth, helping you to regain your confidence. Great stuff!

So, what are some of the most common issues that the Six Month Smile braces in Northern Ireland can treat? Read on to find out!


One of the most common issues that we treat with our braces in Northern Ireland is overcrowding. Simply put, this occurs when there is not enough space in your mouth for all of your teeth, causing some to protrude or be in front of others. Six Month Smiles is a great option for resolving this, as it is targeted to move individually misaligned teeth, as opposed to moving an entire set at once.


On the other end of the spectrum, spaced teeth can occur when your teeth are not wide enough to create a full row of teeth, causing prominent gaps. Again, our team at Harbour Dental will use the most suitable aligner to move your teeth into a more aligned position, getting rid of any unsightly gaps.


Another common orthodontic issue which our team at Harbour Dental see regularly is overbites. If your upper jaw protrudes forward when you close your mouth, it is likely that you have an overbite. Six Month Smiles is a suitable solution to this issue, provided it is not too extreme.


An underbite is defined as the lower jaw protruding in front of the upper jaw and is, once again, very common. Depending on the complexity, our team may be able to help reduce the appearance of your underbite using Six Month Smiles.


A common malocclusion caused by the upper and lower set of teeth being crossed over at varying points, crossbites can be easily resolved by our team with one of our targeted adult aligners.


If your teeth do not touch when you close your mouth, it is likely that you have an open bite. Depending on the severity, Six Month Smiles can properly realign your teeth.