6 Month Braces – Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Straight Teeth!

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6 Month Braces – Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Straight Teeth!

You’ve asked, so we thought it was only fair… Here are the top 10 most frequently asked questions around six month braces. We’ve also put a surprise in at the end 😉

1. How can it be done in just 6 months?

We use highly flexible orthodontic wires with minor adjustments of the teeth to move your teeth quickly and easily into their correct position.


2. Does the 6 month braces cost more than regular braces?

No. Because of the short time required, the technique is usually much cheaper than conventional orthodontics.


3. What type of braces are they?

We provide both metal and clear braces. Your dentist will discuss with you the most suitable solution for you.


4. Does it hurt?

No. There is no pain with the treatment and no injection. We use low forces to move the teeth and some minor discomfort in the first week is normal as the teeth begin to move but this can easily be managed with over the counter painkillers if needed.


4. Do you extract teeth?

We try to avoid extraction where possible. In rare cases, an extraction may be required.


5. How often will I need to attend the surgery?

Usually, every 3 weeks or so.


6. Is there an upper age limit?

There is no upper age limit and some of our orthodontic patients are in their 70’s!


7. Does the 6 month braces technique damage the teeth?

The Teeth are not damaged by the process and because it is so fast, there is none of the drawbacks of conventional orthodontics.


8. Will I need a retainer?

Yes. All orthodontics requires a retainer and this is covered in the cost of the braces. We normally provide a fixed (bonded) retainer for lower teeth and a clear, removable retainer for upper teeth.

We also provide free bleach for any teeth treated to make your new smile dazzling!


9. What can be fixed?

We can straighten crooked teeth, close gaps and correct cross bites.


10. Do I have to pay upfront?

No. Most people pay as they go along. Your dentist will be happy to discuss payment options with you in the initial consultation.

We are very flexible and will work with you to find a payment plan that suits you.


What Louise Said…

For those wondering who the girl is in the cover image in this post, let us introduce you to Louise who recently under went six month braces at 3 Dental Old Quarter. Find out about her experience with us:


While these are the most common questions we’re sure you have a few more. Why not check out our 6 month braces page or go ahead and give us a call on 061 414 673 to book your free consultation.