If you have got into adulthood without having to have worn braces, you have got lucky because having to wear them can be a nightmare as a teenager, especially if the treatment you needed was complex- that could be up to three years of hurt. Of course, it doesn’t mean that you got away scot-free; you may still be suffering from crooked teeth which can be a real hang-up, especially if you work in the public eye. Well people of all ages in London’s W1, braces have moved on and there is one around that will do lots of complex work….and fast too- the 6 months brace (the clue being in the title). This fixed brace takes all that was good from older, and uglier braces and given the treatment a complete makeover. It generally works on the teeth that need working on, but it adapts very well to most other issues in the mouth, such as overcrowding and ‘bite’ problems. Each pad is tooth coloured and placed upon the surface of the offending teeth. These are all linked up with a sympathetically coloured wire and anchored at the back of the mouth. As the treatment starts, you have to pay regular visits to your dentist in order to get the brace tightened in order to keep the teeth on the move. Like any fixed brace, they can be tricky to clean at first, but once you have got the hang of it, you should have no problem maintaining a high level of oral hygiene throughout. But getting back to the title, this is just how fast this brace can work- 6 months!