Your straight teeth

Or are they your wonky teeth? They can be straight teeth if you invest in braces in Orpington with us at Orpington Dental Care.

It may seem like a matter of pure vanity, but actually having your teeth straightened is much better for your oral health as well as your looks. When your teeth are straight, you will find it much easier to brush away the plaque that builds up during the day and love to sneak off and hide in the crevices that are created by wonky teeth.

Braces in OrpingtonOften people don’t bother with braces in Orpington because they mistakenly believe that wearing braces is going to involve years of metal brackets cemented on their teeth and restrictions in diet, not to mention endless faffing about with floss and interdental brushes trying to remove food particles. If that’s what you think is what happens with braces in Orpington, we have got one word to say to you: Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a break-through technology that came on the market about 20 years ago and uses mouth guard-style clear aligners that snap on over the teeth and can be removed, indeed must be removed, for eating and for tooth cleaning.

You can be forgiven for never having seen Invisalign. This is because the aligners really do live up to the marketing hype of being as good as invisible once they are snugly hugging your teeth. The transparent plastic is only 0.3mm thick and each aligner is custom-made for your own teeth. As you as long remove the aligners every time you eat or drink anything other than plain water, they won’t discolour and become visible.

Do you have the discipline for Invisalign?

The thing with these braces in Orpington is that whether they do their job or not is up to you. Teeth need to be under sustained pressure for at least 20-22 hours a day if they are going to move in your jaw. If you don’t have the discipline to wear them for this time, you would be better off spending your money on fixed braces. Come in and find out more!