02 Jul

The many styles of braces available at Central London dentist

Misaligned teeth are very common and can really spoil the appearance of the smile. This can lead to self-confidence and self-esteem issues if not corrected. As you are probably aware, the treatment for misaligned or crooked teeth involves using dental braces. However, you probably aren’t aware of the many different types of orthodontic braces there are on the market and how each has its own very distinct advantage.
For many years, the only treatment option that was really available was the traditional train-track fixed metal braces. These were effective but let’s be honest, they weren’t the most attractive things to look at and treatment time could be as long as three years, which is quite a sacrifice. Modern orthodontic treatments have aimed to reduce this treatment time as well as addressing the aesthetic issues that also came with conventional braces.
Straighteners such as the Inman aligner and Invisalign have been specifically designed to be far more discreet than fixed metal braces. Particularly the Invisalign treatment, which involves a series of clear plastic retainers that are virtually invisible in the mouth. The Inman aligner offers treatment times up to three quarters shorter than the average treatment with fixed braces.
Other modern braces such as Six Month Smile and Damon aim to provide a more comfortable treatment free of the painful tightening appointments that were common with train track braces. The Damon brace’s revolutionary self-ligating wires mean that fewer appointments are needed which is far more convenient. You can find out more about the various orthodontic treatments by asking a Central London dentist at your next check up.