The options when 6 months braces or Invisalign cannot correct gappy teeth

Posted on: September 18th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

Invisalign and 6 Month braces are two of the most effective treatments available right now producing excellent results, in their devastating majority. However, they are not applicable to all cases, and you may need other treatments to close spaces between teeth. For example, gappy teeth with small gaps can have porcelain veneers or white fillings (cosmetic bonding), while bigger spaces, where fillings or veneers may make the teeth too wide, can be closed with teeth straightening options.
At Straight Teeth Suite, we have treated numerous patients with gappy teeth, mainly using Six Month braces and clear aligners, such as Smilelign and Invisalign. You have seen those photos, for sure! All these procedures are quick and very discreet, so you have nothing stopping you from your daily endeavours. But, what happens when spaced teeth cannot be treated with any of these treatments?

Patient’s Case with Bite Issues and Gappy Teeth

If there are bite issues such as significant overjets (space between top teeth and bottom teeth), or deep overbite (when the top teeth cover too much the lower teeth), you may have to consider a conventional brace such as Damon braces.

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This lovely patient came to us complaining about the appearance of his teeth. He didn’t like the gaps, and was also unhappy about the proclination of the teeth (sticky out teeth), which caused problems with his bite; another thing he did not like (the way the top teeth met the bottom ones). All these issues had made him feel very conscious and uncomfortable to smile.
We explained that the ideal option in his case was a more comprehensive approach, treating all of his teeth and correcting his bite – his overjet and overbite. The patient understood this treatment option would give him the results he wanted. He had upper and lower Damon Q metal braces. He came every 8 weeks for his adjustment appointments and was given elastics to wear between the top and bottom jaw to help correct the bite. The patient responded excellently to our instructions and followed everything advised to him. He also ensured he regularly saw our lovely hygienist Rebecca for regular scales to maintain a good oral hygiene regime.
The treatment lasted approximately 15 months. At the brace removal appointment, he was provided with Upper and Lower fixed retainers and at the following appointment he was given night time retainers and a home whitening kit. Following the teeth straightening and the teeth whitening, his smile was completely transformed, giving him the confidence to smile for photos (and not only)!

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We are always happy to see our patients smile and enjoy not only their new healthy mouth and perfectly straight and white teeth, but also their new uplifted mood and spirits that change their everyday life, adding more quality to it.

If you also have gappy teeth and don’t know which option is best for you, just contact us and we will be more than happy to book your first consultation completely for FREE and provide you with all the information you need to know, at the relaxing and charming atmosphere of our practice.

Six month braces in Loughborough: Transforming gappy teeth into straight smiles

Posted on: July 7th, 2015 by freshadmin No Comments

Gappy teeth are thought of as lucky within some cultures, where such a smile can represent wealth and fortune, and even within our own westernised culture the most illustrious of catwalks feature at least one in-demand gap toothed model.

However not everyone embraces the gaps in their teeth.

For the majority of people gappy teeth can cause self-consciousness, awkwardly covered mouths, or even the avoidance of social events and situations all together.

However if this sounds like an all-too familiar a tale then you’ll be glad to hear that today overcoming gappy teeth is both more affordable and more quickly achievable than ever before, and in this article we take a look at why.

Braces for gappy teeth

The world of braces has changed. No longer does it mean that the majority must wear the traditional train tracks for as long as two years. So, what can you expect from the world of dentistry today? Well, results within as little as 3 to 9 months for a start! Adult cosmetic braces are are suitable for both previous brace wearers, as well as braces newbies.

6 month braces in Loughborough: A little bit about how they work

6 month braces are designed to be fitted for a period of six months in average, after which you would wear a removable retainer; they are discreet and are decidedly free from the coloured wires and metal that traditional braces came along with.

They may be fixed to both your top and bottom teeth, or to either, and are specifically designed to close the gaps between your teeth, as well as aligning them for a naturally full and straight smile. They can also help to improve the health of your gums.

Your beautiful, gap free smile: Does it sound too good to be true?

Gappy to straight teeth within 6 months may sound too good to be true, so take a look at our patient case studies below, and the impressive results that we have achieved.

Patient A: A previous brace wearer and now a perfect example of super straight, gap free teeth

A patient, who had worn both top and bottom train track braces as a teenager approached us about his teeth, which had moved over time, with a gap emerging within his top row of teeth.

This patient was unhappy with the gaps in his teeth.


The patient did not want to have to wear a traditional train track brace again and specifically wanted something that was both quick as well as discreet. With this in mind we discussed with the patient each and every option, with him ultimately opting for 6 month braces.

And the results? Well, see for yourself…


After just six appointments, and within six months, our patient had a brand new smile that he could be proud of.

Patient B: A story of self-consciousness

Our second story involves a patient who was very self-conscious about his smile as a result of his gappy teeth. He felt uncomfortable smiling and didn’t like the fact his teeth appeared to protrude.


For this particular patient the optimal solution would have been traditional train track braces (specifically to improve bite), however the patient was not comfortable with the two year time period and opted instead for the quicker and more reserved solution of six month braces.

And what did the patient think of his smile post braces?

The patient has said himself that our six month braces, and the results that they have achieved, have been nothing but life changing. You too can have these results.


Saying a final farewell to your gappy teeth

Correcting a gappy smile is no longer the slow process that it once was. If you have questions, concerns or are ready for a professional assessment, then you can book right now with our practice team.