Many patients want to know how they can straighten their teeth. Lots of people who have had teeth straightening treatments earlier on in life now feel like they need to seek assistance again as their teeth have moved over time.
Here at Orpington Dental Care, we have treatments that can perform more minor adjustments to teeth in much shorter amounts of time than traditional braces in Orpington.
These cosmetic braces in Orpington can help give you back the confidence you deserve when smiling and laughing in social situations.
Thanks to advances in dental technology and new materials being made more commonly available, treatments can now straighten your teeth much more quickly and much less conspicuously than in the past.
Teeth straightening options: Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles is a step on from traditional braces, designed to straighten more minor misalignments in less time. The average treatment time for this type of braces in Orpington is just six months.
Six Month Smiles treatments times are shorter because it focuses on the front six teeth that are visible when you smile. This is why Six Month Smiles is considered a cosmetic treatment. It can only perform limited adjustments.
Six Month Smiles treatments also benefit from being made from tooth-coloured and clear materials that make them much less conspicuous than traditional metal braces.
With Six Month Smiles, you can straighten your teeth quicker and without having to worry about a mouth full of metal wires and brackets.
Teeth straightening options: Invisalign
Another treatment that has seen a surge in popularity is Invisalign. This treatment bears little resemblance to traditional braces. It hardly uses any metal components at all.
Invisalign uses a series of custom-moulded plastic aligners that are slightly different in shape from one to the next. This change in shape applies pressure to your teeth and changes their position over time.
This treatment is also more suited to less drastic movements. Invisalign is also very inconspicuous. Not many people will even notice you’re undergoing treatment when the aligners are in your mouth.
The aligners are removable allowing for much more practicality than a fixed appliance.