What are 6 month braces or short-term orthodontics?

Our patients often call in for a free consultation to discuss the idea of improving their smile. Most adults nowadays have busy lives and want the appearance of straight teeth as quickly as possible. With advances in the technology of orthodontics, this can now be done in a matter of weeks or months..

This can now be done in a matter of weeks or months..

How is this possible?

Firstly, you must be a suitable candidate. The result are amazing, but it will not fix any major orthodontic issues and it can only be done in a healthy mouth. It is essential that we do a proper assessment and see if it is suitable. It may be suggested that you visit a specialist orthodontist for an opinion or look at getting healthy before you start any treatment.

If you’ve considered all the options and you are a suitable candidate, then it’s time to talk about what the cosmetic braces can do for you! Unfortunately, they are not perfect. If you aspire to perfect teeth, then a referral to an orthodontist is required. However, if you would like the appearance of straight teeth and a nice smile, then they may be perfect for you. We tell patients that we can take you from a 4/10, to a 9/10  in a few short months. A 10/10 is a perfect result but it may take considerably longer and will require a specialist. It comes down to what is important to you.

We can take you from a 4/10, to a 9/10  in a few short months

Types of Cosmetic Braces?

There are many different types of short-term or 6 month braces, our 2 favourite systems and the ones our patients like the most are 6 Month Smiles and the Inman Aligner.

6 Month Smiles

6 Month Braces

6 Months Smiles


These are our most popular short-term braces. The average treatment time is just 6 months! They are no problem to wear and look great. They are a clear plastic brace attached to the front of the teeth with a white orthodontic wire placed into the brace to continuously straighten the teeth.



Braces are hardly noticeable. Small, clear and designed to be unnoticed at social distances. Short treatment time – between 4-9 months.

6 Month Braces Dublin

6 Month Braces

Little Discomfort
Teeth are moved with gentle pressure.

Cost effective
Lower than traditional braces at approximately €2995 for both upper and lower teeth. Less damaging – better for tooth structure than veneers or crowns.

This also includes a free whitening kit and the cost of the retainers to keep the teeth straight once you are finished!

6 Month Smiles Dublin

Before and After – 6 Month Smiles

Inman Aligner

Inman Aligner Dublin

The Inman Aligner

This is a removable retainer that fits into your life! It’s worn as often as possible for an average of 12-16 weeks. It sits over the front teeth and gently presses the teeth into a better alignment over a few weeks.

Once your teeth are corrected, the Inman Aligner works like a retainer and holds them in place. The spring action force utilizes a lingual coil spring that puts pressure on the teeth that need repositioning and a labial bar that reverses the same pressure. These components work together to “squeeze” teeth together by pushing and pulling them into alignment.

When you are happy with the result, we place a retainer to ensure the teeth stay straight and you don’t loose the new appearance of the teeth. This is considered a long-term feature to ensure the teeth don’t move and it’s all included in the cost of the treatment.

Inman Aligner Dublin

Before and After – Inman Aligner

If you have any questions about cosmetic orthodontics or short-term braces, then please call in for a consultation of contact the clinic on 01-6360192, where are staff are ready to help.

See you soon!


Published On: April 10th, 2014 / Categories: Cosmetic Orthodontics, General, Uncategorized /

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