6 Month Smiles- Your Top 5 Questions Answered


There is no such thing as a bad question and when it comes to cosmetic dentistry, that is certainly the case! With all areas of cosmetic dentistry increasing in popularity, more and more patients are becoming curious about procedures that could improve their smiles. And, while it may seem odd to be one of the fastest-growing areas in cosmetic dentistry, adult orthodontic treatments, such as braces and aligners, are helping more people to improve their confidence than ever before and are one of the most popular treatments. Meaning that, for the first time in history, the brace has almost become a fashion statement!  Obviously, such popular orthodontic treatments do not typically involve the traditional metal braces, but focus more on the cosmetic options that dental surgeries can offer, such as the invisible and clear aligners. Fast-acting and discreet, these aligners offer adult patients an effective way to straighten their teeth, without drawing unwanted stares from strangers. Indeed, the most popular aligners, including Invisalign, Incognito, and even 6 Month Smiles in Northern Ireland are renowned for being simple to maintain and fast-acting and are therefore the most sought after braces.  In this article, the top 5 FAQs will be answered in relation to 6 Month Smiles from Northern Ireland, to give you a clearer picture of whether this treatment is for you. 

How can it straighten my teeth in only 6 months? 
As this brace focuses on aligning the teeth at the front of your mouth, it is more focused and allows for an accelerated treatment. Once fitted with the Six Month Smiles near Northern Ireland, you will need to see the dentist who fitted them about once a month for tightening or adjusting, to ensure that the final result is achieved in a timely manner. 

Is it painful? 
All orthodontic treatments include a degree of discomfort and while you are likely to have a few aches, they should be minor. If you are concerned about the degree of discomfort you are in, visit your dentist as soon as possible for a check-up. 

I have an overbite - can it help me to correct it? 
This is a tough question to answer, but during your initial consultation, your dentist will be able to assess your suitability. Remember, that while this brace is a fast-acting one, you may be more suited to another orthodontic aligner which can provide a better long term result for your individual dental issues. 

Will I need a retainer? 
In a word, yes. After any orthodontic treatment, a retainer is required to prevent your teeth from slipping back into their former position. 

Is it expensive? 
Price is always a concern when it comes to any kind of dentistry as an adult. Luckily, almost every cosmetic dental surgery in the UK is able to offer patients either a payment plan or finances, with minimal interest rates. As this brace requires no specialist fitting and is only worn for between 4 to 9 months, it is more cost-effective than some other adult braces. Perfect!

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