6 Month Braces
The 6-month-braces technique is a fast and effective way to provide you with the smile you have always wanted. Frequently provided as an alternative to porcelain veneers to straighten the front teeth and give a beautiful smile, we have been providing 6 month braces since 2006 at the Old Quarter Dental Surgery.
Book an appointment with our dentists for a free consultation on the 6 month braces and finally have the smile you have always dreamed about!.
FAQs about 6 Month Braces
Q: 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.
Q: 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.
Q: What can be fixed?
We can straighten crooked teeth, close gaps and correct cross bites.
Q: 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.
Q: 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.
Q: 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.
Q: 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.
Q: Do you extract teeth?
We try to avoid extraction where possible. In rare cases, an extraction may be required.
Q: How often will I need to attend the surgery?
Usually, every 3 weeks or so.
Q: 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!
Q. Is there an upper age limit?
There is no upper age limit and some of our orthodontic patients are in their 70’s!