Give yourself the gift of a newly aligned grin to help you feel great about your smile, for a positive start to 2020. Teeth straightening treatment from your orthodontist not only helps to correct misalignment problems but can also have a significant effect on your self-confidence.
Today, more and more adults are choosing orthodontic treatment to achieve a straighter smile. In modern orthodontics, there are many different teeth straightening treatments available to suit different budgets and to deal with different problems, including rectifying gaps, correcting crooked, protruding or overcrowded teeth, as well as fixing misaligned bites. If you are worried about sporting noticeable braces, the good news is, there are discreet solutions.
Let’s run through some of the available orthodontic treatments.
Metal braces are the traditional style of fixed brace, often known as ‘train track’ braces. They are widely used and extremely effective for correcting several different issues. Compared with more traditional metal braces, modern braces feature smaller brackets, making them much more comfortable inside your mouth.
Self-ligating braces are a modern orthodontic technology that are designed to be more comfortable and can reduce treatment times, as the brackets tie themselves to the arch wire, reducing the need for the wires to be tightened at each appointment.
For a more discreet alternative to metal braces, ceramic braces are a popular choice. They are fixed braces, however, the brackets are clear, or tooth coloured, so they are nowhere near as noticeable on your teeth.
Invisalign clear aligners are probably the most popular orthodontic treatment available, as they are easy to use and extremely discreet. Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners that fit over your teeth like a mouthguard, which gently and gradually move your teeth into place over time, by using a series of aligners.
Aligners are changed around every two weeks and can be removed at mealtimes and to brush your teeth, making life much easier.
As Invisalign aligners are made from clear plastic, they are practically invisible on your teeth.
Lingual braces are a highly effective and discreet form of fixed orthodontic appliance. One of the latest technological advances, lingual braces work in the same way as other fixed braces and can achieve excellent results, without anyone but you and your orthodontist ever having to know.
Whilst there is no doubt that private orthodontic treatment can be costly, the lasting results can be wonderful when eating, talking and cleaning your teeth is much improved, and of course, you can feel comfortable showing off your smile.
To make teeth straightening treatment more affordable, it is possible to spread the cost of your braces over an agreed period through an interest-free or low-interest repayment plan. Click here to find out more.
Arrange your consultation to discuss your options for orthodontic treatment to benefit yourself for years to come, by contacting our South West London practice today by calling 020 8265 9797, or get in touch here.