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Teeth Straightening

The benefits of teeth straightening at enhancing physical, mental and emotional health are well documented. Teeth straightening solutions can give patients a beautiful, straight smile to enhance natural beauty and improve self-confidence.

What is the impact of misaligned teeth?

Misaligned, crooked and skewed teeth can severely affect a person's self-image and confidence. The condition of teeth can even affect how individuals interact with others in work and social settings. Insecurity over appearance can also have negative consequences on relationships and quality of life.

Not only can misaligned teeth have a psycho-emotional impact, but crooked teeth can also cause unhealthy oral function and bite. In some cases misaligned teeth even affect how sufferers eat and speak. Through teeth straightening correction of the bite, patients can recover their oral and overall health, in addition to their confidence and self-esteem.

Teeth straightening is not only something your work-mates partake in. Celebrities including the likes of Cheryl Cole, Simon Cowell and Tulisa Contostavlos have all had their teeth straightened to achieve stunning smiles.

Is teeth straightening for me?

Misaligned or crooked teeth can be caused by a number of reasons, including genetics, poor oral health and injury. Teeth that are not straight can result in improper function and disease that not only impacts tooth and oral structures, but overall health.

The best way to determine if you are a candidate for teeth straightening is to visit our clinic. We can carry out an examination and discuss your treatment needs. Teeth straightening treatment options depend on the condition of the teeth and the health of the mouth. Personal preferences are also important and we always take this on board when providing recommendations.

We now offer hi-tech solutions to straighten teeth in the shortest possible time, coupled with enhanced comfort. Choices in teeth straightening solutions include fixed orthodontic braces, lingual braces, six month smiles, Invisalign, Inman Aligner, Damon Braces and porcelain veneers.

Fixed Braces

Fixed orthodontic braces are the more traditional type of brace system, comprised of metal wires and brackets that are attached to the front tooth surface. They are often thought to be uncomfortable and unattractive, and in the last few years they have been replaced by more modern discreet alternatives. However, fixed braces are often the best option for complex orthodontic conditions.

Get in touch and our dental clinician can explain the differences between traditional braces and modern brace solutions to you.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces fit behind the teeth so that they are completely unnoticeable throughout treatment. Patients benefit from the discretion of lingual braces, meaning they can successfully treat their smile without the stigma of wearing noticeable metal braces.

Used to right severe orthodontic irregularities and bite issues, Lingual Braces give teeth a beautifully symmetrical look to enhance smiles in the same way as traditional braces, but without the noticeable fixtures.

Six Month Smiles

Six month smiles is an innovative teeth straightening option comprised of tooth-coloured brackets and wires that remain largely unnoticed during treatment. Aimed to blend in with natural tooth colour, six month smiles correct the positioning and alignment of teeth visible when smiling, which means treatment time is a great deal shorter than other fixed brace treatments.

Six month smiles is ideal for patients looking for quick, effective and discreet treatment in time for a special occasion, such as a wedding or birthday. Within six months your smile will be straight and your confidence boosted.

Invisalign

Invisalign aligners are one of the foremost invisible brace solutions. People who feel embarrassed about wearing braces can receive this discreet treatment with the assurance that they look good both during and after treatment.

The aligners which form the Invisalign series are comfortable to wear, moving teeth gently into correct alignment. The dentist will monitor the progress of Invisalign treatment to ensure optimal orthodontic pressure is applied for beneficial results.

Easily removed for eating and cleaning, Invisalign braces are one of the most hygienic braces. They allow for utmost confidence in normal daily activities and socialising.

Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is a removable brace which uses opposable forces to align teeth. It is comprised of two components, one at the front of the teeth and the other at the back, which align smiles in as little as 6 weeks. The Inman Aligner may not be as discreet as Invisalign braces, but its fast acting treatment times make up for this.

Though the Inman Aligner is a more affordable option compared to other teeth straightening solutions, it is only suitable for mild orthodontic problems affecting the front teeth. The duration of treatment is usually around 6 to16 weeks, but this will depend on the amount of movement required. Patients are recommended to wear the aligner for approximately 20 hours each day.

Damon Braces

Free of elastic ties that can cause oral irritation and restricted movement, Damon Braces are a comfortable alternative to traditional fixed orthodontic braces. Damon Braces make it possible for patients to continue their usual lifestyle and oral hygiene maintenance much as before.

The Alternative: Dental Veneers

Dental veneers may also be a suitable treatment option to fill gaps and re-shape teeth. In some cases dental veneer treatment may suffice for teeth straightening or can be combined with other dental and cosmetic treatments. A solution which is keenly used by celebrities in the public eye, dental veneers come in different types and shades made from porcelain, ceramic and white composite materials.

The teeth are normally prepared first to allow room, but most types of modern veneers require minimal or no etching of the tooth surface. Dental veneers provide an enhanced symmetrical appearance, while protecting the tooth's surface from staining and discolouration.

Our friendly team are here to provide you with any information you need about teeth straightening, brace systems and dental veneers. You too can have teeth that make you feel proud when you smile.

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