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Six Month Smile Clear Braces.

I have always wanted to change my teeth but...

I have always wanted to change my teeth but stupidly refused braces on nhs when I was under 18. Decided to take the plunge and spend a fortune on cosmetic braces, 6 Month Smiles. I have an over jet, open bite and cross bite which would not be fixed with these braces as they are short term but would need jaw surgery to change both. I decided if I could at least make the visible ones look better I would be a lot happier.

Installation & First month:
They firstly take moulds which were sent to America to get wires and brackets to suit my teeth. They took around 45 minutes to put on and weren't painful but uncomfortable. I took my first bite with braces a few hours later and the pain was really severe! It continued like this for around two weeks. But eating soft foods and taking pain medication helps. And it is not unbearable plus you get used to it.

I had the wires changed once a month until the 4th month when my dentist decided to use clear elastics to try and pull my teeth together to fix the open bite. These were painful and weird at first but I only had them around 6 weeks.

I ended up only having the braces 5 months as my teeth responded so well and I am only 20 so that probably helps. I have metal retainers glued inside my teeth so they won't move.

It seems I am one of the only people to recommend this as a lot of people complain it doesn't work as it is short term. Be aware it only fixes minor problems and crooked teeth so make sure that is what you want them for not long tern difficult orthodontics. They are very expensive but I am so happy with the results although I would need further work to fix my multiple problems I am happy with what I have. Take a look at the photos to decide for yourself.. ;)

He was really good. Fixed my brace so many times without a cost. Was friendly and helpful.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Your teeth looks very healthy and nice looking after all. My teeth's problem is similar to you with few anterior teeth crossbite. However, the cost is a part that is important for me. Did you spend $5100 for just one arch or both arches? It is more expensive than traditional charge. Thanks.
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Thank you :) I would highly recommend. It was for both plus permanent retainer. I live in the UK so everything is so expensive here!!
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Fabulous to see someone who got what they wanted to get out of this treatment.  It seems like your provider was very clear and that you worked well together.  It really is a tremendous improvement.

I am curious why you chose 6 month smiles over, say Smilelign, which seems like it'd be able to do at least that much but wouldn't require sending off to America.  Not sure about the pricing since it's only available in the UK.  I'm guessing you're in the UK because you mentioned NHS.

Also, it says that you did this 44 years ago but you're only 20 :).  Can I fix the date for you?  If you tell me the date I can update it :D.
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Thanks :) is smilelign the same as invisalign? I wasn't a candidate for invisalign plus was so overpriced.
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It's very like Invisalign, in that it's clear aligners that you wear and take off for hygiene.  It's much cheaper in the UK to get Smilelign, though, than Invisalign.  They're shaped a little differently and made with a different material, but the principle is the same :).  We have a couple of people in the Clear Braces community doing Smilelign, but it's new and only available in the UK.  I'm guessing, though, that not all doctors, even in the UK, know about it yet.  It is very new, so that makes sense :).
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