All about Discreet Braces in North London

January 23, 2018   /   byHealthier Societies  / Categories :  Dental
Woman holding Invisalign braces

Ideally, human teeth should be as straight as possible because this helps avoid oral problems. Unfortunately, many people struggle with crooked teeth, crowded smiles, or poorly aligned bites.

Although childhood, when there is a mixture of adult and milk teeth in the mouth, is the best time to make changes in the positioning of the teeth, more adults are opting for teeth straightening treatment in recent years. However, unlike children, adults are less likely to wear metal braces due to aesthetic concerns. Luckily, discreet braces in North London are now available in many dental practices, including Denchic Dental Spa and adults can choose from a selection of unobtrusive treatments including Invisalign, Six Month Smiles and the Inman Aligner.

Invisalign

Invisalign aligners are a less-noticeable alternative to metal braces for correcting common dental problems such as crooked or crowded teeth, overbites, and gaps between teeth. The Invisalign treatment involves wearing a series of clear, plastic, aligners that are customised to fit each patient’s teeth perfectly. There are no metal wires or brackets, only two clips on the back teeth to hold the aligners in place. The aligners can be removed for short periods (1-2 hours per day), making it easier to eat and brush compared to traditional braces. Patients wear one set for 7-10 days and then progress to the next.

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles braces in North London consist of tooth-coloured brackets and wires that adjust teeth more gently. Given that metal braces take an average of two years to be effective, Six Month Smiles braces work in six months or less. These braces still use the same teeth straightening principles as regular braces, they work more gently by focusing only on the front teeth.

Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is a removable teeth straightening appliance designed for the treatment of misaligned front teeth. The Inman Aligner looks similar to a retainer and is custom-made, based on impressions made from each patient’s mouth. However, unlike a retainer, it contains two titanium springs and opposing aligner bows that gently move teeth into position over a relatively short period of time.

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