Six Month Smiles Leicester

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Six Month Smiles in Leicester at C.A.R.E. Dental

What to expect during your Six Month Smiles treatment

  • Your teeth and lips will be sore for about 1-2 weeks (everyone is different).

  • If you have BITE GUARDS placed on your teeth (most patients) you will only be able to bite on the bite guards. Your other teeth won’t touch until about 2-4 months into treatment.

  • You will get used to eating with the BITE GUARDS! Hang in there!

  • Use wax and Ibuprofen (or other pain meds) to help aid with discomfort as needed.

  • During the first few weeks, you can place Six Month Smiles wax on parts of the braces that may be bothering you (wires or brackets).

If one of the braces (brackets) come off with Six Month Smiles

  • We want the braces to stay on your teeth. If one pops off your tooth, it will sometimes come out of your mouth and it will sometimes stay on the wire.

  • If the dislodged brace (bracket) isn’t hurting you, try to hang on to it until you come in for your next adjustment

  • You are responsible for keeping the braces on your teeth!

Six Month Smiles – Avoid the following foods

  • Anything that is harder than a PRETZEL

  • Crusts, nuts, bagels, chicken wings, popcorn kernels, raw vegetables, whole fruit, candy, taffy and any other food that could dislodge one of your braces.

  • Spaghetti sauce, red wine, coffee, tea, strawberries, blue berries, curry, dark sodas, red juices and other highly colored foods/drinks can stain your braces. Try to limit them.

Benefits from having Six Month Smiles

  • Straight teeth fast

  • Invisible braces

  • Adult orthodontics

  • Quick straight teeth

  • Cosmetic smile correction

Six Month Smiles – Brush and Floss your teeth

  • Brush like crazy! It is your responsibility to keep your teeth and braces clean.

  • Keep all plaque off of your teeth so that it doesn’t harden up and turn into tartar

  • Use your fingernails or a toothpick to check if all soft plaque and debris have been removed

  • Teeth move slower when plaque and tartar is in the way!

  • Your adjustments will be easier if your teeth are clean!

  • Flossing can be difficult but it is do-able. Thoroughly Floss at least twice per week.  If you need an overview, pleas ask!

** Six Months is the average treatment time and not a guarantee.


Monday – Tursday 8am – 6pm
Wednesday 8am – 7pm
Thursday 8am – 2pm
Friday – Saturday Appointments Only
Sunday Closed


  • 0116 239 0983


  • 2a, Warren Court, Warren Lane, Leicester Forest East, LE3 3LW



At C.A.R.E Dental Practice, Leicester we aim to provide the latest in high quality dentistry combined with professional care and good old fashioned personal service.  The heart of our practice is cosmetic dentistry, with the core of our practice being prevention rather than cure. The core of the practice ethos is PREVENTION. 

We are committed to exceeding your expectations and providing a high quality dental service in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

We promise to treat you as an individual and to put your best interest first and provide you with dental C.A.R.E. that is minimally invasive and cost effective with the highest level of longevity.  With dedicated care and maintenance, once we get you dentally fit, we aim to keep you there, minimising future spend.

Make An Appointment

We’re here for you and can schedule and appointment during surgery hours.  For Emergencies you can call us on 0116 239 0983 or patients under 16 please contact NHS Direct on 0845 603 1322.