If you have dreamt of having that perfect smile shown on TV and film, you’ll be happy to know it’s easier than ever to achieve. Thanks to advances in technology, straightening your teeth can be faster and less conspicuous than in the past.
Here at Orpington Dental Care in Orpington, braces have evolved far beyond the days of metal ‘train track’ braces. You can now straighten your teeth without anyone even being able to notice you’re undergoing any treatment at all.
These new types of treatment are considered more cosmetic as they can’t achieve the dramatic adjustments that traditional braces can.
Six Month Smiles
A new treatment that can have your teeth looking better in just six months is Six Month Smiles. These braces work on the same principle as traditional braces.
The first way these braces differ from traditional braces in Orpington is that they are made from tooth-coloured and clear materials, making them much less conspicuous than metal braces. This is a great improvement on older types of braces, the appearance of which may put many adults off straightening their teeth.
The next difference is in the design and function of Six Month Smiles. Six Month Smiles focuses on the ‘social six’. These are the teeth that are visible when you smile.
Because the treatment deals with these teeth only, the treatment time is greatly reduced to between four and nine months. This treatment is popular on makeover shows on TV due to its fast-acting nature and transformative power.
Invisalign treatment is a more modern treatment that has less in common with traditional braces. Instead of the usual metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic tooth aligners that snap on over your teeth.
These aligners are almost completely invisible when in use and are completely removable, allowing for easy cleaning and maintaining a high standard of oral hygiene.
It’s important to remember that while both of these treatments are considered cosmetic, there are numerous health benefits to having straighter teeth.
With these new treatments, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t seek treatment and make the most of your beautiful, natural teeth.