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Braces: which one is right for you?

BracesAs an adult if you need teeth straightening, there is a good chance you do not need major bite correction, otherwise you would have qualified for braces on the NHS as a teenager. Teeth straightening without bite correction has become more discreet as new materials have made appliances smaller and subtler than the traditional train track, heavy metal look that bite correction needed in the past.

There are various systems of braces on offer from reputable dentists such as Aura Dental in North West London. Some of these are:

Six Month Smiles

Clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured wires that can quickly correct mild misalignments among the front ‘social’ teeth. Average treatment time is 6 months.

Invisalign clear aligners

Very thin, clear acrylic aligners that resemble mouth guards. You receive a series of between 12 and 48 aligners, each one representing a step on the path your teeth need to travel to alignment. These aligners push rather than pull your teeth into position. They are removable for easier cleaning. Being so thin and snug-fitting, it is almost impossible to see that you are wearing them. They are not for the undisciplined as you must wear them for at least 22 hours a day, and not lose or break them when they are out of your mouth.

Inman Aligner

Just one aligner this time. It features springs and coils to move your front teeth with gently opposing forces. Super-quick treatment times of 6 to 18 weeks.

CFast braces

Another brand of fixed braces using tooth-coloured brackets and wires. They target the front teeth but can also level and round out your arches.

So, as you can see, there are lots of choice for braces. If you want to find out more about which one would best suit your situation, why not make an appointment for a consultation.

Most dentists also offer payment plans so that you can spread the cost of treatment into monthly payments.

You will almost undoubtedly also need a retainer at the end of treatment to hold your teeth in place until they settle in properly, which takes about a year.

How to Get Great Straight Teeth

Woman Holding InvisalignThe number one way for people to get straight teeth is to wear braces. I know what you’re thinking – those unsightly ‘train track’ metal braces popular with teenagers. Actually, popular may be the wrong word. Braces have been modernised over recent years, and you no longer need to suffer uncomfortable ‘obvious’ teeth straightening implements, in order to get that perfect smile. Below are some excellent alternatives to standard metal braces.

Inman Aligner

Denchic in North London offer Inman Aligners to their patients who want to discreetly achieve straighter teeth. The aligner is an excellent way to get those great straight teeth in super quick time with treatment lasting just 6 to 16 weeks; it’s one of the fastest tooth straightening methods available.

Six Months Smiles

Six Month Smiles uses clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires as ‘low key’ method of teeth straightening. The braces are almost invisible and can provide you with that beautiful smile in just 6 weeks. Six Months Smiles are superior in comfort to other braces as they use less force and they focus more on the teeth that can be seen when you smile. They’re a great option for people wanting to look and feel good without breaking the bank.

Invisalign

Invisalign are removable clear aligners that are replaced every 2 weeks by your dentist as the position of your teeth change. Each new set of invisalign aligners that you receive are bespoke to fit your teeth and apply the correct amount of pressure in the right areas in order for your teeth to straighten bit by bit. Invisalign are so discreet that the majority of people will not even realise that you’re wearing them, the only way they’ll know is if they are inspecting your teeth up close (or if you tell them!). One of the other great advantages of the aligners is that they’re removable, this means they can be taken out when eating, brushing and flossing your teeth, ensuring that food will not get stuck and normal oral hygiene can be performed as normal, causing minimal disruption to your life. Invisalign is one of the most effective way to achieve straight teeth without being embarrassed about the way your braces look.

Caring for Your Smile When Wearing Invisalign

Wearing an InvisalignModern dental technology has made it easier to straighten your teeth and enhance your smile; among these is Invisalign. If you have misaligned or crooked teeth, clear braces help correct this without disrupting your lifestyle. As long as you follow your dentist’s advice, you will soon notice that your teeth are moving into their correct position.

Here are some ways you can care for your smile to make the most of your Invisalign price from a Singapore dental practice:

Always wear your braces

After your dentist has recommended Invisalign as a treatment option, wear them for 22 hours each day. Fortunately, you may remove them when eating, brushing or flossing. Putting on your retainers help move your teeth gradually. Failure to do this may extend the period your dentist required you to wear the aligners.

In case you fall sick or slack off, it is recommended to wear your current aligners instead of moving on to new ones. This ensures you can catch up with your treatment schedule.

Chew on chewies

Your clear braces should be able to fit perfectly on your teeth. Nevertheless, you may notice some gaps between the aligner and your teeth. This is an indication that your aligners might not have been fitted correctly. Your dentist may correct this by providing you with chewies. These are small cylindrical plastic-like cushions that you can bite down on for five minutes a day. These help in setting your aligner in its correct position.

Honour your appointment with your dentist

Having braces on does not mean that you no longer need to visit your orthodontist or dentist. Your dentist will check if your aligners are in their correct position. Additionally, they will advise you on how to prevent stains, as well as increase the efficiency of your clear aligners.

Get attachments

Sometimes, clear braces may slip off from your teeth. To ensure this never happens, it is important to get attachments that serve as an anchor for Invisalign.

Look after your oral health

It is important to brush and floss regularly even if you have Invisalign. Have two sets of toothbrushes: one for your aligners and one for your teeth.

Invisalign is changing the way people see orthodontics. Consult your dentist to know more about this treatment.