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Social 6 Lingual Braces

Social 6 Lingual Braces

The term ‘social 6 braces’ refers to a collection of braces that have been specially designed to straighten your front six teeth. Most of the adult patients that we see at 33 Dental are happy with the way their teeth bite together, and they’re just looking to improve the appearance of their smile.

Some patients notice their teeth becoming increasingly crowded with age; others may have just one tooth that’s always bothered them; some have even had orthodontic treatment before, only for their teeth to move after they stopped wearing their retainers.

Social 6 braces can be the perfect solution to these scenarios. Conventional orthodontic treatment can take around 18 months, whereas social 6 braces can straighten teeth in a fraction of the time. This speediness doesn’t mean they cut corners; they’re faster because they’re only focused on aligning your front teeth.

The braces use similar wires and brackets to traditional fixed braces but are attached to the back of the teeth. The positioning of the fixtures means Social 6 Lingual braces remain completely unnoticed during the treatment process. Your braces will be custom-made to suit your orthodontic condition based on a mould of your teeth. Once your brace has been made you will visit the practice to have them fixed in place.

Who Is Suitable For Social 6 Lingual Braces?

People who have minor to moderate crowding problems can achieve effective tooth movement with Social 6 Lingual braces. During an initial consultation we will perform a thorough assessment to decide if this is the best brace option for you.

How Long Do The Social 6 Lingual Braces Treatment Take?

Most cases can be finished in as little as 5 to 16 weeks but this will depend on the severity of your condition. This can be discussed with our team during an initial consultation.

What Are The Social 6 Lingual Braces Benefits?

  • The braces are highly discreet as they are fixed on the lingual side of the teeth
  • Social 6 Lingual braces use self-ligating technology and light wires to provide fast and effective tooth movement
  • Patients enjoy a greater level of comfort compared to other fixed braces
  • Treatment time can be as little as 5 to 16 weeks

The Social 6 Lingual Braces Stages?

  1. During your initial consultation we will discuss any problems and concerns you have with your teeth, involving both their appearance and functionality and how you would like them to look. Once we have decided whether you are suitable for Social 6 braces we will create a treatment plan, with your goals a top priority.
  2. Your teeth will then be prepared for the braces and an impression of your teeth and bite will be taken. These moulds are then sent off to a specialised lab, which designs and creates each individual Social 6 brace.
  3. Once your braces have been made, the rounded brackets will be fitted using either one or two wires, which unravel for a perfect and comfortable fit.
  4. As Social 6 Lingual braces are self-litigating and therefore the brackets are able to move and adjust to the changes in your mouth, you may not need to visit your dentist as often as you would with other brace systems. However, maintained oral hygiene is always recommended.

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COVID-19 update

Many of you will be aware that during the latest Covid 19 update dental practices have been given the green light to re-open the surgery from 8th June. Whilst this is good news, there are a number of procedures that we have being putting in place to make treatment safe for our patients and staff, as we are sure you will appreciate, this is taking some time to set up.

Our intention is, if at all possible to commence opening on the 8th June but this is entirely dependent on our ability to obtain training and appropriate PPE which as you know there is a great shortage of. This equipment will be essential for us to be able to operate.

From 8th- 29th of June we will be prioritising the most urgent of cases including those who have been experiencing problems during this lockdown period. We will contact you directly to arrange an appointment. This period may be extended if required.

Rest assured we are trying our utmost to source this PPE as soon as possible to enable us to extend our treatment further to include fillings, crown/bridge work, root treatments and surgical extractions, scale & polish ect.

We anticipate that it will be several weeks before we will be able to commence these more advanced procedures.

This is a rapidly changing environment which we are adapting to as quickly as we possibly can. We really appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this difficult period and look forward to welcoming you back to the practice soon.

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