Orthodontic treatment involves moving teeth to a better position to improve the appearance, function and general health of your mouth. Various appliances are used to apply gentle forces and treat a range of issues including protruding, crooked, crowded, twisted or overly spaced teeth, as well as malocclusions (upper and lower teeth not biting together properly).

Orthodontic appliances include:

Fixed braces – these consist of metal brackets that are attached to the front surface of the teeth and thin metal wires held in place with elastics. More discreet fixed braces are also available which have ceramic brackets and tooth coloured wires to blend in with your teeth.

Invisible braces – these include removable, clear aligners that are changed every two weeks and gradually move teeth to their desired position. There are also braces that are fixed to the inside (lingual) surface of the teeth and work in a similar way to traditional braces but far more discreetly.

Short term solutions – faster acting fixed braces use advanced technology to quickly straighten just those front teeth that show when you smile and results can be seen in as little as six months. Another short term solution is a custom-made aligner with a spring and thin bar that uses a combination of pushing and pulling to move the front teeth into an improved position in just 8-16 weeks.

Six Month Smiles

Transform your smile in a matter of months with Six Month Smiles cosmetic braces from Highfield Dental Care, Southampton. Six Month Smiles is a revolutionary, short-term, adult orthodontic system that uses ultra-clear brackets and tooth coloured wires to gently straighten the most visible teeth.

This impressive solution to crooked teeth is faster, less visible and more comfortable than traditional braces, leaving you with a fabulous smile in around six months. At our Highfield dental surgery, we are seeing more and more adults from across Southampton, Chandler’s Ford and Hampshire opting for orthodontic treatment.

The benefits of Six Month Smiles clear braces


Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that concentrates on the alignment of the teeth and jaws. Treatment makes the best of your natural teeth and does not involve destroying healthy tooth tissue for cosmetic reasons. Once your teeth and jaws are better aligned you will be able to smile with extra confidence – for life.

There are also health benefits for having orthodontic treatment to help straighten your teeth. Reaching the harmful bacterial plaque that builds up on teeth and causes gum disease is more difficult if the teeth are crooked or overlap – straight teeth can be easier to clean.

Some people are put off by the length of time they assume orthodontic treatment takes and many think they will have to have teeth taken out – but that’s not the case with Six Month Smiles.

Before and After


Case Study A: Mia using Six Month Smiles


Case Study B


Is Six Month Smiles suitable for me?

Six Month Smiles treatment is straightforward, low visibility and ideal for improving the symmetry of the teeth, rounding out arches, improving overbite, alleviating crowding and improving gum levels. Your teeth will be carefully assessed to determine whether this treatment is suitable. Please visit us for a free initial consultation with our dentist

What does treatment involve?

About once a month you will visit us to have new tooth-coloured wires and elastics, and to make sure your teeth are realigning as they should. During this time you will be amazed to see how quickly your teeth are moving into a more aesthetically pleasing position.



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