Clear Braces

A new option for braces

Are you looking for clear braces in Basingstoke? Maybe you should consider Six Month Smiles at Bounty Road Dental. As with traditional fixed braces, they can be used to correct crooked teeth, gapped or widely-spaced teeth, protruding teeth and many other common dental conditions.

Clear-Braces-in-BasingstokeHowever, unlike orthodox braces treatments, its approach is more focused on moving and improving the alignment of only the teeth that can be seen when you smile, rather than all of your teeth. Because of this difference in emphasis, Six Month Smiles clear braces in Basingstoke can be completed in ashorter time and atalower cost than traditional braces treatments.

At Bounty Dental Care, Six Month Smiles braces treatment time will fall within 4-9 months depending on the gravity of your dental condition to be corrected. On average, it will usually take just about six months, hence the name. In contrast, treatment with fixed traditional metal braces can take as long as 2-4 years before the desired results can be seen.

What to expect at your first visit

During your first visit for your clear braces in Basingstoke you will be given a full dental check-up. We will take photographs, X-rays and otherwise examine and evaluate the condition of your smile. Based on our assessment, we will also give you an indication as to whether or not the Six Month Smiles procedure is suitable for you. If it is, we will inform you of the likely treatment time and costs involved. If you decide this is the right procedure for you, we can begin by fitting you with the Six Month Smiles clear brackets and barely visible tooth-coloured wires.

What next?

After the fitting, you will be asked to come back around twice a month until the end of your treatment for regular adjustments of your clear braces in Basingstoke. As with any braces treatment, there may be some discomfort experienced during the first few weeks following the fitting.

Initially, your speech may be affected. Don’t worry though, you will get used to the braces. In certain cases, we may advise you to take some mild over-the-counter painkillers like paracetamol during this adjustment period.

What, you mean it’s not too late to get my teeth straightened?

No, it’s not! Contrary to popular belief, age is no barrier to a beautiful smile even if you have been over 18 long enough to have kids who are over 18 too.

Clear braces in Basingstoke are being worn by more and more adults as word spreads that teeth straightening has no age limits.

This is because, although they may feel like they are immovably fixed into the jawbone, your teeth can shift around throughout your entire life. It just takes some pressure to get them to move.

Clear Braces in BasingstokeHow do clear braces in Basingstoke work?

After braces are put on and start pushing or pulling the teeth, it takes around 72 hours for the nerves of the teeth to begin to respond. They tell the bone around the tooth to shift in order to reduce the pressure. The bone in front of the direction of the tooth’s pressure starts to break down, while, at the same time, the bone behind it begins to build up. Thus, the tooth moves very slowly without ever becoming loose in its socket.

What are the benefits of clear braces in Basingstoke?

People experience both physical and mental benefits after their get their teeth straightened.

Physically, the teeth are easier to keep clean. Cleaner teeth develop fewer cavities and infections, which in turn means fewer fillings and extractions.

Mentally, having their teeth straightened has been shown to greatly increase people’s self-confidence. You’ll find you’ve lost that embarrassment that came when you showed your teeth by speaking, laughing or smiling. Also, you’ll find you actually smile more and this act increases serotonin production, and more of this feel-good chemical in the body leads to more smiling: it’s a smiling virtuous circle!

Six Month Smiles is used to straighten the six front teeth with brackets made of tooth-coloured ceramic, and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wire. Treatment takes from 4-9 months.

Invisalign uses a series of thin transparent acrylic trays that fit over your teeth rather than brackets and wires.

Your dentist can advise you as to which system will work best for your teeth and is best suited to your needs during an initial consultation.

You don’t have to wait for years for a beautiful smile

How long do you think braces take to straighten out wonky teeth? Three years? Two years? Surely, it’s never less than one?

Well, think again, because with the right kind of braces, it can take as little as four months to realign them.

Clear Braces in BasingstokeHere at the Bounty Road Dental Practice in Basingstoke, clear braces are at the heart of modern dental technology, and that means speed in resolving wonky teeth.

We offer a braces system that can take as little as four months to resolve minor alignment issues. Six Month Smiles is possibly the world’s most well-known braces system designed for simple realignment problems.

Six Month Smiles braces in Basingstoke take only 4-9 to reposition teeth, hence the name. Although this is a bracket and wire system of braces, in Basingstoke, this does not mean that you will have to be wearing heavy, obvious and uncomfortable metal ‘train-track’ braces in order to achieve that lovely smile you want. Six Month Smiles have been designed to be comfortable as well as discreet. The brackets are made of clear ceramic, and the wires are tooth-coloured. Together they produce outstanding and predictable results.

Six Month Smiles braces in Basingstoke are only suitable for certain kinds of simple realignments involving the front six teeth. So, your first appointment with us is all determining whether this is the right course of action for your issues. If it is, then we can go ahead and take impressions and photos of your teeth.

We send these off to the Six Month Smiles laboratory in the United States. They shape the wires and calculate the angle and position of each bracket on your teeth in order to gently pull them into proper alignment. We bond the brackets to your teeth, and fit the wires, and then your braces in Basingstoke are good to go. You will need to drop into to see us every four to five weeks for a check-in and possible adjustments. Once your braces treatment is complete, we will bond a retainer to the back of your teeth, out of sight, to stop them returning to their former position.