Appletree Dental Care, 3 Crow Road, Glasgow, G11 7RT

Tel: 0141 339 1961

Six Month Smiles

Appletree is one of the foremost Six Month Smiles clinics in Glasgow, offering you a short term orthodontic system that uses clear braces to gently straighten your teeth in an average of just six months.

Susan Sixmonthsmiles Patient
Susan Six Month Smiles Patient

Susan was a  patient with another Glasgow dentist who quoted more than a year and and a much higher price to straighten her teeth.

Instead she chose Six Month Smiles at Appletree and was thrilled with the results achieved in half the time.

Watch a video of Susan's Six Month Smiles braces experience at the foot of this page.

The Six Month Smiles Process: How it Works

  1. You come in to our Glasgow practice for a free consultation to discuss what you want. There are different braces treatments but if together we decide on Six Month Smiles we'll explain what to expect
  2. We fit your braces and explain how to look after them, what you can eat and how to manage any discomfort
  3. You return every four weeks or so for maintenance of your braces and to tighten the bands as you teeth move into place
  4. Six months is not a set timeline, sometimes it's quicker. We remove your braces and supply a retainer - to make sure the good work doesn't come undone - and set up an appointment with our hygienist for a cleaner, whiter, healthy smile

Benefits of Six Month Smiles

  • Six Month Smiles rely on brackets not metal train tracks
  • Ceramic brackets look much more pleasing to the eye than metal
  • The brackets move your teeth with wires and small elastic bands over a period of just four to nine months
  • In moderate cases of crowding you will see the results within a few weeks
  • The braces should be off a few months later

By focusing on the teeth that show when you smile your dentist can comfortably straighten your teeth and give you an attractive, pleasant smile

Six Month Smiles Reviews

Natasha was very happy with her newly straightened teeth. Here she describes her Six Months Smiles treatment in Glasgow.

She had her braces fitted by cosmetic dentist Dr Brendan Murphy and now comes back regularly to Appletree for all her dental treatments.

I'm absolutely delighted with the results of my six month smiles braces. All the staff at Appletree dental care are all extremely pleasant and welcoming, putting me completely at ease. I would highly recommend this dentist for fantastic results and service.
Laura MacInnes

I got a six month smile done at Appletree Dental Care and I am so happy with the results. The dentist, Robert, was very good at taking me through the whole process and answering any questions I had. I love my new smile! Thanks very much!
Jennifer Elizabeth Anderson

Six Month Smiles Before and After

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Before Six Month Smiles
After Six Month Smiles
After Six Month Smiles
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Before Six Month Smiles
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After Six Month Smiles
Before Six Month Smiles from below
Before Six Month Smiles
After Six Month Smiles from below
After Six Month Smiles

These photographs were taken before and after Six Month Smiles treatment in our Glasgow dental practice.

Six Month Smiles Patient Case Studies

Clear braces advantage

Craig originally came to our Glasgow practice intending to ask for porcelain veneers but once he understood the advantages of clear braces in his particular case he opted for Six Month Smiles.

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Upper arch braces

This patient needed braces for her upper arch only, which was quite flat with some rotation of her her incisors. Her orthodontic treatment resulted in a much rounder arch and nicely aligned teeth.

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Wedding braces

Lisa wanted her teeth straightened for her wedding. The treatment of choice was Six Month Smiles and the challenge here was her incisors needed rotating in opposite directions from each other. She made a lovely bride.

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Confidence in Your Braces

A confident smile is a winning smile. But many of the patients who come to our practice lack confidence and self-esteem just because they have a crooked smile or their teeth are out of line.

That is why short term orthodontics offers one of the most satisfying treatments in dentistry. Within just a few months we can straighten teeth, fix gaps, bring a confident smile back to a patient's face.

But what about while you are wearing braces? Many people dread those six months of fixtures and fittings in their mouths.

The good news is that because Six Month Smiles uses almost completely clear braces and subtle coloured bands, they are almost invisible to the casual observer.

Many of our orthodontics patients say that even their closest friends and family do not notice they are wearing braces.

Is it true that my teeth will be straightened in just 6 months?

Six months is the average time for treatment. When we recommend Six Month Smiles to our patients it is because experience has taught us the underlying technology will move or reposition your teeth both safely and quickly. For some patients, it can take up to nine months; others complete their treatment in as few as four months.

There are regular milestones along the way which will help us make sure your treatment is completed as quickly as possible and to your total satisfaction.

Are Six Month Smiles braces really invisible?

No, that is just a popular term for clear braces. Because your braces and wires are tooth-coloured they are hard to see to the casual observer. In fact many patients report that their friends did not even know they were wearing braces.

Will I need to wear a retainer?

Yes. This is usual with teeth-straightening treatments. The retainer we give you is necessary for maintaining the new, straighter position of your teeth. You have a choice however between a removable retainer, the most popular option, and a bonded retainer.

Is Six Month Smiles suitable for everyone?

No. However they provide a great solution for adults and older teenagers with squint teeth or spaces between their teeth and who do not require a major alteration to their bite. In fact, the majority of adults we see with mild crowding or spacing between their teeth candidates for Six Month Smiles at Appletree Dental Care.

How much do Six Month Smiles cost?

£2000 for one arch, £2500 for both arches
With free whitening with every 6 months smile treatment. We have a range of dental finance options to help spread the cost. Ask us about these today.

Check out some of our other options for clear braces. Remember your initial consultation at Appletree is completely free.

Susan's Six Month Smiles Story

I decided I wanted to have a better smile. I wanted nicer, straighter, whiter teeth. My siblings have both got lovely teeth. They had braces when they were younger.

I wanted braces when I was a teenager but was told by an orthodontist there wasn't much point.

He said I would need to wear a retainer and as I was a teenager he didn't really trust that I would do that, so I was told not to bother.

My brother and sister have lovely teeth and when we're in photos together, their smiles are nice and straight and white and I always felt a bit self-conscious about that.

When I got my job I decided that's what I wanted to do with my wages. I wanted to get nice teeth. I didn't actually go to Dr Murphy first. I went to an orthodontist elsewhere and asked what the treatment options were. That is where I first had my scans taken and they identified a treatment that was going to take between a year and a half and two years It was much more expensive as well.

Choosing Six Month Smiles

I wanted to see what my options were and I spoke with Dr Murphy and he said that was quite an expensive and lengthy treatment and there were other things. If you're looking for that kind of purely cosmetic treatment the Six Month Smiles is a good option: It's quick and cheaper and included the whitening

I started my treatment in October last year and I had the Six Month Smiles braces put on really quite quickly after deciding I wanted to do it. Between you decision and your first appointment it can happen really quickly. I had the braces on for six months.

Every four weeks you go back for your appointment to get them tightened and after six months they were ready to come off. Once you get your braces off you get your retainer and at the moment I'm still wearing my retainer full time. It's been about two months but I'm meeting Brendan today and hoping we can now reduce the time I wear my retainer.

A Great Experience

It's been a really good experience. One of the staff members who works for Brendan has already had the treatment herself and there's videos of her online getting it done so she'd been through it and was able to to talk to me about what realistically it means to have the braces on. And Brendan explained the procedure to me so I knew what to expect.

You do have to go every four weeks which is quite a lot maybe when you're working. You have to commit to making sure you look after your braces and can attend appointments which I think is fair enough and is explained at the beginning. Other than that it was a good service and Brendan's quite funny, he puts me at ease and is always very welcoming. It's been a good experience.