So you’ve read the odd lingual braces blog, or sought advice on Invisalign aligners and now feel that you need an orthodontic treatment that’s reasonably priced and delivers quicker results – something like 6 month smiles. Manchester practices will know that as a fast or accelerated orthodontics Manchester treatment it’s particularly popular; so what exactly is it and how does it work?
As the name suggests Six Month Smiles is a type of orthodontic brace that’s designed to straighten teeth within 6 months or less. It works on the same bracket and wire principle that many other brace systems have, but instead of taking 12-18 months to achieve results, short term orthodontics such as these take considerably less time. They’re discreet, comfortable to wear, and competitively priced.
As with all accelerated or fast brace treatments however, there is a trade-off. If you wear full-term orthodontic devices such as conventional braces, lingual braces, and clear aligners such as Invisalign, then over a period of time, they’ll straighten ALL teeth no matter where they’re positioned in the mouth. On the contrary with 6 month smiles, Manchester patients will need to understand that braces such as these can only straighten the front upper and lower teeth which are visible when you smile. What’s more, orthodontics Manchester treatment involving short term systems can’t correct underlying problems such as tooth root alignment either. As a result they won’t suit everyone.
So who are 6 month smiles in Manchester good for?
They’re ideal for those adults whose teeth are in relatively good condition and whose bite function is normal. Six Month Smiles are perfect for those looking for a quick aesthetic solution to their crooked teeth and who aren’t concerned about correcting any underlying issues. This is either because they don’t have any, or they need a quick-fix solution. Candidates may be people who have an event looming and they need/want to look their best. This could be a family gathering such as a wedding or engagement, a job interview, an upcoming vacation, or even a date. In this respect accelerated braces treatments are perfect because they offer the fast solution that the patient craves.
So who are they not for?
Patients with underlying bite problems won’t benefit from 6 month smiles Manchester treatment. Nor will those looking for complete restorations, including tooth root alignment, or those with posterior molar problems. These patients are better suited to full term orthodontics such as those you may have heard about when reading a lingual braces blog.
The bottom line is that there is an orthodontics Manchester treatment available for every condition. It’s your dentist’s job to match the right treatment to the person and their requirements/needs. Whether that’s 6 Month Smiles, Manchester, Invisalign, or lingual braces, we can help. Call us on 0161 660 1218 to book a consultation today.