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Improving Your Smile With Modern Orthodontics

2015 April 13
by Sanjay Narda

Creating an even, attractive smile in just six months.

Dental braces have been around for a very long time. Most though, are not only highly visible and therefore unsightly, but also can take a significant amount of time to work fully; in some cases, two years or more.

Both of these factors may act to deter many potential patients from Princes Risborough, and surrounding towns such as High Wycombe and Thame, from having their teeth straightened, leaving them instead with crooked and uneven teeth. Not only does this create an unattractive smile but can also lead to potential damage to the teeth caused by an incorrect bite.

Modern orthodontics

The good news is that there are now many braces available for adults which are designed to be discreet. These are usually made from tooth coloured materials which are finer and consequently much less visible.

Some of these orthodontics though still take quite a long period of time to work. This is logical, in many ways, as too much pressure applied to the teeth could cause damage.

Some orthodontics though, such as ‘Six Month Smiles’, enable a shorter treatment time by acting only on the visible front teeth and not the harder to reposition rear ones.

The Six Month Smile

This fast acting orthodontic system is ideal for anyone wishing to improve the appearance of their smile. Using fine teeth coloured wiring and brackets, it acts to straighten out the front teeth that are most visible.

In fact, despite the name of the orthodontic application, the length of time may prove to be shorter than six months, depending on the amount of repositioning work that it needs to do.

During your consultation at the Bank House Dental Centre, we will be able to offer a close approximation as to the amount of time the Six Month Smiles will take to work in your own individual case.


As this method still uses the traditional wire and brackets system, albeit in a far more comfortable and discreet manner than traditional braces, it is necessary to take extra care to clean your teeth well and ensure regular check ups. This is because small particles of food can be “snagged” by the appliance.

Neglecting your oral health can result in bacteria building up and causing dental decay and gum disease.

To find out more about Six Month Smiles and other adult orthodontics available at our Princes Risborough dental practice, please call us on 01844 343381.

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