STRAIGHTENING CROOKED TEETH
There are many orthodontic treatment options today to have your teeth straightened in convenient, fast and effective ways.
Orthodontics involves correcting teeth that are badly positioned, crooked or overcrowded, as well as closing gaps between teeth and correcting bites. This is done using orthodontic braces which move the teeth into the correct positions and alignment. Today there are many different types of braces with ‘invisible’ braces becoming increasingly popular, particularly for adult patients. In fact, it is really never too late to have your teeth straightened and today there are numerous options for more convenient, faster and effective treatments including:-
- Hidden (lingual) braces
- Clear braces
- Inman Aligners (for straightening front teeth in just 6-18 weeks)
- Clear aligners (i.e. Invisalign© and others)
- 6-months Orthodontics
- Removable aligners
- Removable aligners
Protecting healthy teeth
Many patients are surprised to discover that they can improve their smile with bleaching and orthodontics rather than veneers. The advantage of orthodontics as part of an aesthetic treatment is that it minimises any changes to the existing teeth.
The reason that braces work so well is also the reason they are required to treat people.
Modern orthodontic treatment usually involves the use of fixed braces to move teeth, enabling patients to be treated to a high standard and giving the best possible results.
Treatment options are more varied now than ever. Conditions that were not possible to be treated can now be treated as a matter of course and there are now treatment options such as the Inman Aligner that provide fast more simplified treatment for straightening front teeth – especially useful in adults not wanting to go through longer full orthodontic treatments.
Types of Braces
Lingual fixed braces
Lingual braces are placed on the inside (backs) of the teeth in a similar fashion to labial braces and are an equally effective option. Although these are more expensive in that they require specialist expertise and longer visits they have the huge advantage of being hidden from view and therefore are not visible in the smile.
Labial (exterior) fixed braces
Conventional labial fixed braces are the best value, and come in more varieties than ever before. Traditional metal braces are smaller and less obvious than ever, for youngsters we make these with changeable coloured elastics so you can surprise your friends with a different colour after each visit to the dentist.Ceramic braces are available that are tooth coloured and are very difficult to see.Crystal brackets are now available which are made from clear crystal, and are virtually invisible as well.
Selection of these types of exterior braces is mostly down to personal preference and budget, as they all are able to achieve similar results in equivalent time scales.
The Inman Aligner is the perfect solution for crowding or protrusion of the front teeth. It is really fast, very safe and great value compared to other systems. With the patented Inman Aligner, your front teeth can be gently guided to an ideal position in a matter of weeks. Most cases complete in 6-16 weeks and because it’s removable you can take it out to fit with your lifestyle.
Removable clear braces
Invisalign© being the most widely known – these are an increasingly popular method of treatment. A great way to have orthodontic treatment without anyone knowing.
These removable clear braces slip onto your teeth and can be used in many circumstances, however it is particularly important to have a consultation with an orthodontist to discuss your objectives, as they may find that an alternative appliance suits you better.