Six month smiles from Archway dental

Archway Dental Practice Now Offers Six Month Smiles

Virtually invisible braces straighten teeth more quickly than traditional braces.

Adults and older teenagers looking to straighten their teeth can now get the smile they have always wanted – in just six months – through a cosmetic-braces system available at both our dental practices.

The Six Month Smiles System is designed specifically for adults and teenagers (over 18), who have crooked, crowded or spaced teeth – without major bite issues.

The technique offers tremendous advantages over traditional metal braces.

• Unlike the traditional braces people must often wear for two to four years, this procedure straightens teeth in an average of just six months and uses low forces to gently move teeth more comfortably.
• The Six Month Smiles System utilises specialised clear brackets and tooth-colored wires – making them virtually invisible.
• The procedure requires fewer dentist visits and is typically less expensive than traditional braces.

In addition, the Six Month Smiles System can result in healthier gums, since straight teeth are easier to clean than crooked teeth.

“For the first time in Dursley and Stroud, the word ‘braces’ no longer has to strike fear among adults and older teens who want to straighten their teeth,” said Dr. Chris Gravenell, of Archway Dental Practice. “They can now get the radiant smile they’ve always dreamed of, without waiting for years. Six Month Smiles braces are virtually invisible, and straighten teeth much more quickly and more comfortably than traditional braces.”

He encouraged people to schedule a consultation with Archway Dental Practice to see if Six Month Smiles is a good option for them.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Six Month Smiles?

A cosmetically-focussed orthodontic treatment, performed in an average of six months, using unique clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires.

2.Why is it quicker than traditional braces?

We only move the front teeth that show in your smile. Because it doesn’t make any significant changes to the way the back teeth bite together, treatment is completed much quicker.

3. Does it really take only six months?

In our experience most of our cases take between 4 and 9 months, with an average being 6 months. This varies depending on the case.

4. Does it hurt?

Six Month Smiles uses low force to move teeth more comfortably. Many people think that the faster treatment times mean greater forces are used to get the teeth moving, but that is not true. Six Month Smiles utilises standard orthodontic mechanics, but with an emphasis on the cosmetic appearance of your teeth rather than the position of your bite.

5. What do the braces look like?

The brackets are clear, and the wires are tooth coloured. Most of our patients say their friends don’t realise they are wearing the braces at a social distance.

6. Do I need to wear retainers, what do they look like?

You will need to wear retainers to make sure the teeth don’t move back into their old positions. You have a choice between a removable clear retainer or a bonded retainer which is fixed discretely to the backs of the teeth.

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Our Very Own Tooth Fairy

Archway Dental Practice is home our very own “tooth fairy” namely our oral health educator Gemma Allen.

During the recent National Smile Month she visited 14 schools and nurseries spreading the oral health message. If your school, nursery or organization would like a complimentary visit don’t be afraid to contact us on (01453) 542695.

Gemma is also now holding complimentary oral health advice sessions at our Dursley Practice on Monday afternoons.