Teeth Straightening

Teeth Straightening is getting more and more popular as more and more people realise that Teeth Straightening is easily accessible and affordable. Realigning teeth can be achieved through a variety of procedures, with some better suited to certain individuals than others. The emergence of innovative technology in the dental industry has alleviated the requirement for patients to endure months and years of wearing traditional metal braces, as invisible braces become more readily available in dental practice.

Teeth Straightening options:

Traditional Fixed Orthodontic Braces

Although there are less traditional methods of realigning teeth, the use of this type of installation is typically associated with young children.

During this process, metal wires are attached to the front surfaces of the teeth with brackets.

Using these implements, the braces are gradually tightened over time to apply gentle pressure to the pearly whites and encourage them to move into the desired position – while the length of the process depends on the severity of the problem.

Patients looking to receive this type of treatment should book an appointment with their dental professional or orthodontist as soon as possible, to give them more time to enjoy a straighter, more attractive smile.

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Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are attached at the back of the teeth, providing a more aesthetically pleasing solution.

Although they can be quite uncomfortable initially, patients will certainly get used to the sensation of wearing these fittings, while enjoying a process that provides a perfect solution to straightening the teeth without anybody being able to notice.

Six-month smile

This very popular teeth straightening system uses tooth-coloured wires and brackets to alter the position of only the teeth that are visible when a patient smiles, rather than focusing on the bite itself and moving all back teeth. Six month smiles uses special nickel wires to readjust the teeth into the correct position very quickly. – At Perfect Smile Spa dental clinic, in Essex patients have seen results enjoy results in as little as 2 months to 9 months, compared with the 18 months and two year procedures that were common with traditional braces.

Smilelign

Smilelign treatment is completed with a series of virtually invisible, removable aligners. The aligners are changed every two to four weeks for the next stage. The process can take as little as 10 weeks depending on the alterations required. Each aligner is carefully designed for your teeth and will move them in very small increments little by little, week by week. You will wear the clear aligners until they have moved your teeth to the desired position. This brace should be worn at least 20 hours a day.

Invisalign

Invisalign works in the same way as Smilelign.

Want teeth straightening without the need to feel worried about the appearance of braces, Invisalign alleviates the requirement for the use of visible wires – which can often become a source of embarrassment.

The braces, which appear similar to transparent gum shields, slowly move the teeth into the desired position and are changed every two weeks to ensure they are constantly putting pressure on the pearly whites in order to speed up the process.

One of the main advantages of removable braces is the fact that patients are given the option of removing the fixtures to eat and clean their teeth, which will no doubt avoid embarrassing situations and ensure oral health is maintained.

Inman Aligner

The Inman aligner is a relatively clear brace with metal springs at the side and back of the braces. It is not quite as invisible as Smilelign or Invisalign. This brace is only appropriate if the front four teeth are mildly crooked. Many patients select this process because it is more cost-effective than a number of other methods, while only requiring the production of one appliance and creating the desired look in a shorter timeframe.

Overall treatment takes approximately six to 16 weeks using Inman aligners, but the speed of the results is dependent on how long the device is worn for every day.

Dental professionals recommend the appliance is worn for around 20 hours every day if possible.

Retention

After any form of braces treatment teeth will require retainers for life. These can be fixed or removable. At Perfect Smile Spa, dental practice in Essex, our cosmetic dentists prefers both forms of retention.

Teeth can be straightened using either orthodontics or porcelain veneers or a combination of both. Only mild to moderate crowding or protrusion can be aligned with veneers alone, but orthodontics can straighten any teeth, however severely misaligned. Combination treatments are ideal for crowded and misaligned teeth that are also heavily worn, discoloured or broken down.

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Porcelain veneers for teeth straightening:

Teeth can be straightened using porcelain veneers as part of a smile makeover. Porcelain veneers are a thin shell of porcelain that re- new the front surface of a tooth. Teeth may need slight preparation, just enough to make space for the veneer. If teeth are crowded, some teeth or parts of teeth protrude more than others.

The advantage of this approach is that it is very quick with treatments being completed in as little as 2 weeks. Many other aesthetic improvements can be made at the same time such as changing the length, the overall shape and whitening the teeth. The smile can be designed and tailored which creates very predictable and beautiful results. No retainers are required with dental veneers unlike braces.

The disadvantage of this approach is that very crowded or protruding teeth may need significant amounts of their tooth structure to be prepared.

In this case a clear brace was used for 2 months to ‘pull back’ the ‘goofy teeth’ and then 4 porcelainveneers were placed to replace the old bonding and give a perfect smile! This patient was ecstatic with the results and it only took around 3 months!

Combination treatments to teeth straightening
Teeth can be quickly straightened using an Inman aligner or six month smile brace prior to further cosmetic treatment such as a smile makeover with porcelain veneers. If the teeth are heavily worn and discoloured but also crowded or protruding this is an excellent way to achieve the very best aesthetic results, whilst maintaining a very conservative approach. This means even severe cases can be treated without the heavy trimming back of teeth that would be required if the case was attempted with veneers alone.

Based in Essex, our Leading Cosmetic Dental Clinic is highly sought after by people wanting to improve their smile. Our Cosmetic Dentists have a vast amount of experience and knowledge in teeth straightening and promise you painless dentistry. Rest assured you will not be disappointed if you have your treatment with Perfect Smile Spa

Please contact us on 01708 442 114 or email care@perfectsmilespa.co.uk to book a free consultation.

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