There are so many adults out there like you who may have reservations about seeking orthodontic care, especially if they have professional lives. Traditional orthodontics can be time consuming and inconvenient, not to mention unsightly with metal tracks glinting on your teeth for years at a time, but at Harbour Dental Practice we have changed all that thanks to Six Month Smiles Northern Ireland; more adults are having access to this orthodontic care that uses invisible braces to straighten teeth in a much shorter amount of time than traditional braces.
What are invisible braces?
As the name suggests, invisible braces are unlike their metal counterparts because they are far less noticeable when worn due to the use of clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, this is the main draw for most patients as keeping their orthodontic care as discreet as possible is the goal. Thanks to this highly advanced treatment, patients are feeling more confident about getting braces as adults knowing that they won’t have to deal with the fall out of looking like a tween for two years or more, even teens prefer the use of this treatment over metal braces because it’s much faster than the traditional ones.
How do they work?
By fixing a clear bracket to each of your teeth, we are able to feed a tooth coloured wire through them, this wire can then be placed under different tensions in order to pull the teeth into position, what tension is applied to which teeth and when is handled by all our dentists who are highly trained in orthodontic care for Six Month Smiles Northern Ireland.
How long can I expect treatment time to be?
As the name suggests, you can expect treatment to be complete within 6 months, but each patient is different so each length of treatment time may likewise differ, for those with mild cases of misalignment treatment could be complete within less time which is incredibly convenient. Those with severe cases of malocclusions and crooked or skewed teeth, treatment time may be a little longer but thanks to their invisible nature this usually isn’t a problem because the results are so worth it.
What comes after?
What many people don’t know is that once orthodontic treatment is over, it is not all said and done, your teeth are going to want to shift back into their natural positions which is why we offer fixed or removable retainers which need to be worn in order to maintain the new shape of your smile.
Fixed retainer – this is a small wire that is fitted onto the back of the teeth and is never noticeable, it keeps the teeth in place and you never have to think about it again.
Removable retainer – these can be taken out at will and are commonly worn at night in order to keep the teeth in their new position.
Who stands to benefit the most?
Literally, everyone with any form of orthodontic issue will benefit from Six Month smiles Northern Ireland even the most severe cases out there can be treated with this method which makes it the most advanced invisible treatment method out there today.