Six Month Smiles

Dr Shrikesh Kotecha straightens out the truth about adult braces

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Adults having braces is becoming increasingly common. Mums and Dads are seeing the massive benefits of having a nice, straight teeth and are going through orthodontic treatment with their teenagers.

But with so many options available to patients to improve their smile and straighten their teeth, it can be daunting to know where to start.

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Here we interview Dr Shrikesh Kotecha of Smile Essential Dental Practice in Leicester to try and shed some light on the subject:

 

Why do you think more adults are having brace treatment?

“During the last five years a number of cosmetic brace systems have become available specifically designed for adults who have lived with crooked or overlapping teeth or even spaces/gaps between their teeth which can now be corrected in as little as four months without the stigma sometimes associated with metal or ‘train-track’ braces.”

What options are available to straighten people’s teeth?

“A number of options are available including cosmetic braces and clear aligners along with more traditional braces and treatments such as crowns and veneers.”

Which is better veneers or braces?

“I always believe that any treatment that is more conservative is always the better option for a patient. Treatments such as veneers can be carried out in certain clinical situations for example, to help to mask a discoloured (or is it discolored) tooth. As a profession there has been an emphasis on minimally invasive dentistry and I feel that providing brace treatments goes hand in hand with that ethos.”

Is it expensive?

“No, with advances in technology with things such as Six Month Smiles braces treatments are affordable for everybody. We also offer a number of 0% interest free flexible payment options too.”

Is there a health benefit to having straighter teeth?

“Yes, there is a significant health benefit to having straighter teeth- they are easier to clean and look after from a patient’s perspective, there is a lower risk of dental disease such as tooth decay and gum disease.”

How long does the treatment take?

“Cosmetic brace treatments with Six Month Smiles usually take between 4 to 9 months with an average treatment time of 6 months. To put that into context, if you had a Six Month Smile brace fitted today by the time of your next dental check up your treatment would probably be complete with nice straight teeth!”

Thanks Dr Shrikesh Kotecha for answering the questions. If you have any questions we would love to hear from you please connect with us on facebook or twitter.

Interested in improving your smile? Then you might find one of the following options useful:

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Book an appointment with Dr Shrikesh Kotecha by calling Smile Essential on 0116 2891317 or contact us by email.

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Is it Time to Get Your Teeth Straightened Out?

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What is Six Month Smile and is it the best option for you?

Six month Smile is a pioneering new development from America and it has revolutionised the methods for teeth straightening using specialised clear braces to gently straighten and align teeth in an average time of just six months. Overall the treatment aims to reduce cost, save time and give great results. Now you can get the smile you deserve in an average time of just six months. If you’re an adult that would like to improve the appearance of crooked, misaligned or gappy teeth in the minimum amount of time, without the hassle and inconvenience of traditional brace methods or invasive dental treatments; then Six Month Smile could be the best option for you.

Are there finance options available?

We offer a range of finance options so you can spread the cost of treatment for peace of mind. Our most popular finance option for Six Month Smiles is our 12 month 0% interest offer. If you would like to repay over a longer amount of time we also offer finance at a competitive 9.9APR from 24 up to 60 months. You can calculate what to borrow and the monthly costs on our handy finance calculator.

How soon can I have straight teeth?

Treatment time is from 4 to 9 months, with the average treatment time of just 6 months. With conventional braces the average treatment is between 18 months and 2 years, that’s why Six Month Smile is such a popular choice for adults. Once you have been in for your consultation the dentist will be able to give you an idea of how long they expect the treatment to take.

Why choose us?

  • We have a great reputation. Our practice grows on word of mouth referrals not fancy marketing, gimmicks and offers. We simply deliver what we promise in a professional and friendly.
  • We are upfront about all of our fees. The price we give you includes the consultation, Six Month Smile treatment appointments whether it takes 4, 6 or 9 months. Any necessary xrays, review appointments and after care. It’s included in your tailored made treatment plan, so there are no surprises.
  • Included in all of our Six Month Smiles is a double retention system. Once you have invested time and money into creating your beautiful new smile you don’t want your teeth to move again. Our double retention system offers you peace of mind that your smile is here to stay.
  • Included in our package is tooth whitening. We find it’s the perfect treatment to compliment your new smile and really give it the wow factor.

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Give me 6 Months and I’ll Give You Straight Teeth

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Cosmetic brace system that takes just 6 months to straighten your teeth…

Six Month Smiles Cosmetic brace system is a pioneering new development used for straightening teeth fast! The American system has revolutionised the method for teeth straightening using specialised clear braces to gently straighten and align teeth in an average time of just six months!

Overall the treatment aims to reduce cost, save time and give great results. Now you can get the smile you deserve in an average time of just six months. If you’re an adult that would like to improve the appearance of crooked, misaligned or gappy teeth in the minimum amount of time, without the hassle and inconvenience of traditional brace methods or invasive dental treatments; then Six Month Smiles cosmetic brace system could be a great option for you.

How long have you hated your teeth for?

If you have read the first two paragraphs chances are that you don’t like something about your smile and problems like this rarely occur over night. How many times have you looked at your smile in the mirror when brushing your teeth and wished it was different? How many times do you look at a photo and hate your smile or worse of all not smile at all! It’s incredible how many people we see at Smile Essential Dental Practice that don’t actually smile because they are ashamed and embarrassed about their teeth and smile. The one thing that they all have in common is that they wish they had come sooner. Nowadays you could spend years hating your teeth and being scared of the dentist when actually dental clinics like Smile Essential in Leicester can give you a really wow customer experience and offer extensive treatments like 6 month smiles, quickly and effectively.

How soon do you want straight teeth?

Treatment takes anywhere from 4 to 9 months, but most people complete treatment in just 6 months. With conventional braces the average treatment is between 18 months and 2 years, this is what makes Six Month Smiles such a popular choice for adults. Once you have been in for your consultation the dentist will be able to give you an idea of how long they expect the treatment to take. Our dental practice is conveniently located close to Fosse Park so you could tie us in with some Christmas shopping!

Finance options are available for most of our dental treatments and are popular with our cosmetic brace system.

We offer a range of finance options so you can spread the cost of treatment for peace of mind. Our most popular finance option for Six Month Smiles is our 12 month 0% interest offer. If you would like to repay over a longer amount of time we also offer finance at a competitive 9.9APR from 24 up to 60 months. You can calculate what to borrow and the monthly costs on our handy finance calculator.

So are you interested in taking the next step at our Leicester dental clinic?

The next step that we recommend is for you to come and see us for a complimentary dental consultation. It’s completely free and is just to have a chat with the treatment coordinator and dentist to check what your concerns are, what you would like to achieve, we will check to see if it’s possible and discuss your options. If you and the dentist are both happy then the next step is to book in for a full orthodontic assessment appointment to start your journey to a healthy, straight and confident smile.

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Six Month Smiles: Now you’re on the road to straight teeth

So you’ve begun your journey to straighter teeth what can be some of the common problems… We have created this survival guide for the beginning stage of your treatment or for you to refer back to if you do encounter any hiccups. Remember if there is something that isn’t covered here or you are concerned we are only ever a friendly phone call away.

The BIG 3 rules of Six Month Smiles

  • GREAT dental hygiene
  • No Hard, crunchy or sticky foods
  • Don’t suffer in silence, get in touch with us for advice.

Gemma one of the dental nurses at Smile Essential dental practice, went through the treatment herself and made a video diary of her treatment in this video she gives solutions to some common problems-

 

Common Questions About Six Month Smiles Adult Braces

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1) What is Six Month Smiles and is it the best option for me ?

Six Month Smiles is the latest adult brace system from America which allows people to have the smile they want in the shortest a space of time possible. Overall the treatment aims to reduce cost, save time and give great results. If you’re an adult that hates the way your front teeth look because of crooked, misaligned or gappy teeth then Six Month Smiles could be the best option for you.

Six Month Smiles works slightly differently to conventional braces because it concentrates on moving the front teeth only to improve their cosmetic appearance, it doesn’t alter the bite on the back teeth like conventional braces do. That’s why the treatment can be carried out without the hassle and inconvenience of traditional brace methods or invasive dental treatments, because most adults just want to improve the appearance of their front teeth.

2) Are finance options available?

However you are thinking of financing your new confident smile, we have a range of flexible options specially tailored to suit you and your needs. One of our most popular finance options is our 12 month 0% interest offer; it allows you to spread the cost of your new smile so you don’t have to make any lifestyle changes. You can try out what you can afford to borrow and the monthly costs with our handy online finance calculator .

3) How soon can I have straight teeth?

This is the exciting part about Six Month Smiles! Treatment takes anywhere from 4 to 9 months with most people having their new smile in just 6 months. With conventional braces the average treatment time is between 18 months and 2 years, that’s what makes Six Month Smiles such a popular choice for adults. Because the treatment works quickly every month you will be able to see your teeth one step closer to your ideal smile. Once you have been in for your consultation the dentist will be able to give you an idea of how long they expect the treatment to take for you.

4) What to expect at my appointment?

Your initial appointment for a chat you’ll meet with one of our highly qualified, friendly team members. This will be a time for you to tell them what you currently don’t like about your smile and find out more in-depth about Six Month Smiles. The dentist may wish to take some photos and will advise you on whether the treatment is right for you. If you are suitable for Six Month Smiles and would like to go ahead with treatment then we’d go ahead to book you an appointment for the next stage of your Six Month Smiles journey.

5) Why choose us?

  • We have a great reputation. Our practice grows on word of mouth referrals not fancy marketing, gimmicks and offers. We simply deliver what we promise in a professional and friendly. All of the dentists are the Six Month Smiles® accredited.
  • We are upfront about all of our fees. The price we give you includes the consultation, Six Month Smiles treatment appointments whether it takes 4, 6 or 9 months. Any necessary xrays, review appointments and after care. It’s included in your tailored made treatment plan, so there are no surprises.
  • Once you have invested time and money into creating your beautiful new smile you don’t want your teeth to move again. Our twin retention system holds your teeth in place, giving you peace of mind that your smile is here to stay.
  • Included in our package is tooth whitening. We find it’s the perfect treatment to compliment your new smile and really give it the wow factor.

Our friendly Leicester Dental team are always on hand to discuss any other questions you may have about Six Month Smiles Teeth Straightening-

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Six Month Smiles. Watch the before video of Smile Essential’s Dental Nurse Gemma

Six Month Smiles is an adult cosmetic brace system which is fast becoming one of the most popular methods for straightening adults who want straight teeth without having to have years of orthodontic treatment. Our journey at Smile Essential Dental Practice started when Gemma a Leicestershire Dental Nurse at our Narborough road clinic decided to get her teeth straightened. Heres what she said:

“I had always had reasonably straight teeth but as I got older they seemed to get more crowded and then my front teeth started to cross over, unfortunately the first time I noticed how bad it had got was on my wedding photos! To be honest I was quite upset here were the photos of my wedding day with everything looking amazing apart from my teeth! After that I stopped showing my teeth when I had to smile in photos and it kind of made me sad. Being a dental nurse teeth are important to me and I get to be part of patients journeys to improve their smile all the time. To see people’s increase in confidence is one of the best things about my job as a dental nurse. After we completed one particular smile makeover for a woman around my age and how great her teeth now looked I knew I had to do something to sort out my crooked teeth and get my confident smile back. Smile Essential Dentist work closely with a few Leicester Orthodontists (brace specialists) and I went for a couple of consultations to see what options I had to have fixed (train tracks) cosmetic braces but I thought the brace treatment was expensive (nearly £4000!) and for me it was a huge commitment to wear braces for 2 years. I thought the alternative might have been an invisible brace system for adults called Invisalign, but was disheartened again by the cost, the 2 year commitment and the inconvenience of taking them in and out everytime I ate or have a cup of tea! I discussed my disappointment with my dental colleagues and this is where I learnt about a new revolution in straightening teeth called Six Month Smiles. To be honest it sounded to good to be true! Straight teeth in just 6 months and it was cheaper?! But I went for a consultation and as you can see from my video I had the treatment carried out. I started in November 2012 and finished in time for my romantic holiday in May 2013 with my new straight teeth! Ever since the treatment I literally dont stop smiling! I wanted to share my photo from my holiday after the treatment to show just how great my smile makeover has been and how confident I am in smiling for photos now. Six Month Smile was definitely the best option for me. Straighter teeth in just 6 months and a life time of now smiling confidently.”

Six Month Smiles is different from conventional brace systems offered at Orthodontic (braces specialists) Practices, because it works by moving or straightening the teeth that are visible when you smile and not adjusting the bite on the back teeth treatment can be completed anywhere from 4-9 months with the average smile taking 6 months. Watching Gemma’s teeth straighten with this simple yet effective brace system inspired all of the dentist to learn more about this exciting cosmetic treatment and all 3 dentists at Smile Essential Dental Clinic under went the relevant advance training in London and liaising with the Six Month Smiles Specialists so that they could offer this incredible treatment to their Leicester Patients. Six Month Smiles has proved to be very popular and understandably so. As one of Leicestershire’s leading private cosmetic dental practices we like to be at the forefront of new advances in dentistry and Six Month Smiles is certainly changing the face (literally) of the easy way for adults to straighten teeth in dentistry.

Gemma at Smile Essential Dental Practices Before and After Pictures of her 6 month smiles journey

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Six Month Smiles Brace treatment means that you can straighten your teeth in time for special occasions such a weddings or if you’re escaping Leicester like Gemma for a Roman holiday and just want to smile more confidently in photos.

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If you would like to find out more about this treatment you can give us a call and arrange to come and see us for a chat so you can find out what the treatment involves and if it is suitable for you: 0116 2891317

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