Orthodontics is a common treatment option used to move misaligned and crooked teeth into their natural position. If you are interested in Short Term Orthodontics and are based in Cornwall, we are not too far away. Many of our patients travel from all over the country to receive treatment at our eco-friendly, state of the art five-star treatment centre.
We are located on the beautiful North Cornwall coast, 30 minutes away from Newquay Airport. If you are interested in visiting our centre and would like to make the most out of your trip, we are more than happy to book accommodation and transport on your behalf. If possible, we will even arrange for a member of the Revitalise team to collect you and bring you to our centre. Many of our out of town patients take the opportunity to discover everything North Cornwall has to offer. With Reviatlise everything about our treatment is bespoke.
Orthodontic treatment is commonly associated as a treatment option for younger patients. However, advancements in the industry have made the treatment more available to adults looking for a solution to fixing misaligned teeth, quickly using minimally invasive techniques.
Revitalise Dental Centre is an official provider of Six Month Smiles®, a bespoke and innovative Orthodontic treatment option designed specifically for adults. Using state of the art technology and methods, we can transform your smile in six months.
If you have been turned down for Orthodontics in Cornwall because of your age, Revitalise can help you achieve the smile you deserve. Unlike traditional orthodontic treatment which aims to alter the person’s back teeth alignment, short term orthodontics (STO) aims to straighten the front teeth. To fix a patient’s cosmetic complaint.
Short-term orthodontic treatment:
- Provides you with a smile you are confident within only six months
- Uses minimally invasive techniques to ensure the teeth are kept healthy by preserving the enamel
- Will use clear and discreet braces. No need for visible metal “train tracks”
In your consultation your personal Revitalise Dental Practitioner will talk to you about:
- Treatment stages for short-term orthodontic treatment
- How the treatment can be achieved in only six months
- Patient finance and cost options
- Any concerns or worries you have about the treatment
- After Care
What is Six Month Smiles® orthodontic treatment?
Developed in the USA using contemporary techniques, Six Month Smiles® is a modern form of orthodontic treatment. Six Month Smiles® uses proven techniques found in traditional orthodontics, however, the treatment time is drastically reduced. What would normally take 2-3 years to fix a patient’s cosmetic complaint can be achieved in 4-9 months.
If you are put off by the idea of wearing a conventional metal brace or aligner but want straighter teeth, STO could be the solution for you. If you have been told by your dentist in Cornwall orthodontics is not the right treatment option for you due to your age, book in for a consultation with us today to discuss our bespoke orthodontic treatment designed specifically for adults.
Why does Six Month Smiles® work faster than traditional orthodontics?
Short term orthodontics main focus is on fixing a patient’s cosmetic complaint, whereas traditional methods also focus on correcting problems with a person bite. STO will focus on the front teeth the ones visible when you smile and talk.
Traditional orthodontics can be split into two phases, STO will only focus on the first one. In the first phase of treatment, the aim is to de-rotate, level and align the teeth which are not in their correct position. The second phase of treatment would look at specific tooth relationships, specifically the back ones, adjusting them to ensure they match up with current standards of orthodontics.
A common misconception with Short term orthodontics is we use excessive pressure and force to move the teeth into their correct position. However, this is not true. Just like traditional treatment braces are used to gently push and move the teeth into a more natural position.
What to expect throughout your orthodontic treatment
All of our treatment for our private patients will begin with a consultation. Once you have had this and decided Six Month Smiles® is the right treatment option for you, we will proceed with transforming your smile. Our first stage of treatment is to book you in for an appointment with our experienced orthodontic dental team. During this appointment, we will take a digital 3D scan of your teeth along with photos to assess the position of your teeth. This is then sent to the Six Month Smiles® team who we work closely with to create your bespoke plan.
Once we have your treatment plan in place we will meet with you again to discuss any concerns or questions you may have regarding the treatment. Six Month Smiles® we also provide us with a bespoke digital animation showing how your teeth will gently move throughout the next six months.
The next stage will be to place your brace, ensuring it fits correctly and is comfortable. Over the next 6 months, your teeth will gently be pushed into their correct position. Correcting crowded, spaced and overlapping teeth, as well as ones that are misaligned.
For a successful treatment, you will be required to come in every four weeks to have your brace adjusted, the same as you would with traditional orthodontics. If you are travelling from outside of Cornwall for Orthodontic treatment you will still be able to drive and travel alone after your adjustments have been made.
After your brace is ready to be removed, you will be required to wear a retainer for a short time to ensure your teeth maintain their new straight position.
Short term orthodontic treatment for those with crowded teeth
If you have been told in the past by your dentist in Cornwall orthodontic treatment isn’t possible due to crowded teeth we can perform an additional procedure to make it possible. This is achieved by filing the teeth to provide more space to fit a brace.
The process is known as ‘interproximal reduction’ and is a completely safe and harmless procedure. We will remove a very thin layer of the tooth’s outer surface, known as the enamel. This is achieved by passing a coarse strip through the teeth, allowing them to move. At Revitalise we prefer to avoid filing whenever possible, however, if it is necessary for successful treatment your teeth will function normally and remain healthy.
Here at Revitalise, we aim to relax nerves and ensure all of our customers feel as comfortable as possible. We understand that travelling from outside of Cornwall for orthodontics is not only an investment of your money but also your time. That’s why we offer a consultation, giving you the chance to meet our team, enjoy our beautiful facilities and explore your treatment options.
Full Dental Check
We must ensure your mouth, teeth and gums are healthy before we start any treatment. For this reason, you will require a full dental health check so we can assess your unique situation. We will ask how your general health is, examine your teeth, gums and mouth, and carry out any x-rays if necessary. If you are travelling from outside of Cornwall for Orthodontics you could request from your current dentist access to your dental records, so we have a full history of your previous dental care.
Finance And Cost Options
We know that the cost of private dental treatment can be a burden, that’s why we offer a range of patient finance options to help spread the cost of your orthodontic treatment. Here at Revitalise, we believe everyone should have the beautiful smile they deserve and the price tag should not stop you from achieving this.
What are the benefits of short term orthodontics?
Short Term Orthodontics will provide you with a smile you are confident and happy with when smiling, laughing and speaking. However, multiple other health benefits come with STO compared to other dental treatment options.
Improved oral hygiene – When your teeth are crooked or crowded keeping them clean and free from plaque build-up is more difficult. Increasing your chances of developing tooth decay, infection and gum disease. This is because it’s difficult to brush and floss in between the gaps.
Fast – Traditional orthodontics usually takes 2-3 years to complete, with Six Month Smiles® and STO we can significantly reduce treatment time. Tooth misalignments can be corrected within six months, sometimes less.
Affordable – The initial cost might seem daunting, but short term orthodontics will provide you with a long-lasting smile. If you are looking for a dentist providing orthodontics in Cornwall that offers payment plans, look no further. We have a range of payment plans making treatment more affordable and to best suit your lifestyle and needs.