Six Month Smiles Northern Ireland is an innovative and exciting product for people looking for a fast, effective and remarkable approach to straightening their teeth. If you’re not keen on frequent dental appointments to tighten wires or like the idea of removing aligners constantly to eat, then perhaps Six Month Smiles Northern Ireland is a solution for you.
As the name suggests, Six Month Smiles Northern Ireland only takes 6 months to complete, practically half the time of other teeth straightening treatments that are available. If this sounds like something that you might be interested in, we would love to see whether you are suitable for this treatment option and allow you to have a healthier and more attractive smile with straight teeth, sooner.
How does it work?
This treatment combines several different features to offer a truly unique system that delivers fast results. The device is fixed to your teeth and uses traditional wires and brackets like many other fixed teeth straightening devices that are available.
However, the wires used in this treatment have a memory which, when moved to fit the positioning of the brackets attached to your teeth, gradually move back to their straightened position, bringing your teeth with them.
This consistent and gradual method is more comfortable for many because there is no stopping and starting with the movement of teeth as is the way with other teeth straightening devices.
For example, with traditional braces, a dentist will tighten wires every few weeks and during the first few days following the procedure, patients are generally in a little bit of discomfort as teeth adjust to their new position. The same applies to removable devices, where a new aligner is worn and teeth are made to adjust to this movement over the following weeks, before another is used.
By using wires with memory, there is consistent pressure and movement, so the adjustment period is continual and many of our patients find that they become used to the feeling much faster.
Who can use it?
In some cases, this treatment is used in conjunction with other teeth straightening devices that we have available, either at the same time, using different options for the top and bottom arches, or one after the other in the case of some complex cases.
Many people who have mild to moderate misalignments find that this option is a fast and extremely effective way for them to achieve their smile goals, providing both the convenience of the fixed device where there is limited complication to your day to day life, as well as the convenience of not needing to regularly visit your dentist for adjustments.
It really does depend on your personal situation as to whether you feel this option is the right choice for you. By talking to us about your lifestyle choices and wishes with regards to your teeth straightening journey, combined with the severity of your teeth misalignment, we will be able to provide you with a range of options that are best suited to you.