Say braces and the mind immediately turns to the metal ‘train tracks’ seen so often on teenagers. Most treatment with braces is carried out on children and teenagers, as it is ideal to make these readjustments while the jaw is still growing.
However, if you’ve made it to adulthood without having braces in Orpington and you still have wonky teeth, it’s not too late. And you may be excited to learn that these days, there are many different options if you want straighter teeth, including discreet, hidden and invisible braces. You don’t have to broadcast to the world that you are having treatment, which is great news if you work in a public-facing job such as teaching, reception work or sales.
At Orpington Dental Care, we offer two discreet brace systems for cosmetic adjustments. These won’t work for serious misalignments of the jaw, but can help you to a more winning smile by working on the teeth that you show most clearly when you grin.
Six Month Smiles braces in Orpington
As the name suggests, these can bring results in just six months by working on the ‘social six’ front teeth that show when you smile. Six Month Smiles are made from clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires so they are discreet and blend into the teeth.
These braces use low forces to realign the teeth, making treatment comfortable and quick. This also makes them more affordable, needing less time in the dentist’s chair.
Orpington braces: Invisalign
Invisalign braces work with more complex cases than Six Months Smiles. They can treat some cases of misalignment of the jaw, as well as straightening the teeth.
And they are even more discreet! Invisalign is made up of a series of clear, plastic aligners. They are custom-made to fit snugly over the teeth and gums and once on, can’t be seen unless someone is close up and examining your teeth. And because they are also removable, you can even take them out for the odd special occasion for an hour or two. This also makes cleaning and eating easy – no chance of food getting stuck or having to work a toothbrush around brackets and wires.