Options for Straightening Teeth

2013 August 8

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There are a vast array of Orthodontics or dental treatments to straighten teeth and many of these are undertaken, not just by teenagers but also by adults and more mature individuals these days.

There are many Orthodontic and Tooth Straightening Treatments available from cosmetic dentists in derby ; These can range from the old fashioned metal ‘train tracks’ of days gone by to the latest up to date treatments using invisible braces.

Some of the many tooth Straightening Treatments available today include:

  • Metal Braces(Also known as Traditional Orthodontics) are bracket and wire and bracket devices which are placed on the front of teeth to straighten and realign them. They work by generating gradual force on your teeth which moves them into the desired alignment and position.This type of orthodontics can take up to three years to achieve the required results.
  • Lingual Braces are invisible as they are worn on the backs of your teeth. They are  fixed in place with small metal brackets, similar to  ‘wire and bracket’ traditional braces but are not on display on the fronts of your  teeth
  • Invisalign- Clear and almost invisible , these are aligners/retainers which are easily removable for eating and drinking,comfortable to wear  and  low maintenance. They straighten teeth by slowly moving them into the correct position, realigning them into place over a shorter time frame(eg: months rather than years) when compared with traditional metal brackets.                                                                                                                                                                                      The advantage of Invisalign treatment is the shorter time required to gain results(12-18 months) when compared with train tracks or metal braces.

You might regret having missed out on having your teeth straightened as a teenager or maybe you did wear a brace but it didn’t quite work and you were disappointed with the result.However, it’s never too late to consider teeth straightening dentistry treatments and you’re never too old to wear a brace, especially with all the invisible braces available today.

The beauty of the more modern techniques compared with the traditional and more prominent metal braces of the past is they are so much more aesthetically acceptable.

Wearing a brace is also useful to straighten overlapping and overcrowded teeth or address gaps and spaces in between teeth and generally straighten a crooked smile.With your cosmetic dentist and orthodontist now offering so many options and choices in cosmetic dentistry treatments for straightening teeth , nobody need ever know you are wearing a ‘brace’ at all.

Contact us for more information or advice on traditional or invisible braces, straightening teeth in Derby or any other aspects of cosmetic dentistry in Derby

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