After a crazy year of staying at home in our sweats and enjoying our favourite TV shows, many people want to start 2021 with more motivation than ever before - prioritising themselves again and regaining their self-confidence, ready to take on another year. Celebrate the new year with a new smile so you can tackle obstacles with a confident smile, while looking happy and healthy.
Teeth straightening treatments can do more than boost our self-esteem. Correcting misaligned teeth can also benefit your oral health. Explore your options for orthodontic braces below:
Fixed braces are the most traditional braces, where brackets are fixed to your teeth, and a wire is inserted through each bracket. When the wire is tightened, this helps to create tension to shift your teeth into the correct position. Many teenagers enjoy personalising their fixed braces with coloured bands. However, if you are looking for a more natural and discreet fixed brace design, ask your orthodontist about ceramic brackets.
Self-ligating braces are a modern advancement to traditional fixed braces. Instead of relying on elastic bands to keep the metal wire in place, they use tiny metal clips. This means that your braces can tie themselves to the arch-wire. This design has been praised for being more comfortable and offers a reduced treatment time in some cases, as the brace wires don’t require tightening at every orthodontist appointment you attend.
If you require fixed braces but would rather a more hidden treatment, choose lingual appliances. These are a modern teeth straightening treatment which is designed to be fitted to the hidden inner side of your teeth.
Again, their design includes tiny metal brackets and archwires, offering the same effective results fixed braces do. The continuous pressure they provide allows a gradual and gentle push for your teeth into a straighter alignment. Lingual braces can be beneficial for patients with gapped teeth, bite issues, or teeth which have rotated or are overcrowded.
You may have already heard of Invisalign, as it is a very popular teeth straightening treatment that many people choose for its clear aligner design. Invisalign is favoured for its convenience and comfort, as being a removable appliance, it allows for a low maintenance care routine. Invisalign appliances are clear, very thin and manufactured using medical grade plastic. You will receive a new invisible aligner approximately every two weeks, gradually straightening your teeth over time.
At Dulwich Orthodontics we believe that everyone deserves to have a smile that makes them feel happy and confident. Correcting misaligned teeth can help many people who are having difficulty with their chewing, speech and self-esteem. If you are one of them, contact our team at our West Dulwich practice to enquire about a consultation for teeth straightening treatments.