For many people, having straight teeth can go a long way to boosting self confidence and enhancing their overall appearance. If you’re unhappy with misaligned teeth, you’ll be glad to know that there are several teeth straightening options available. From traditional braces to modern aligners, advancements in dental treatments have made it easier than ever to achieve a straighter smile. In our latest blog post, we’ll explore some popular teeth straightening options and help you determine which treatment option is best for you.
Traditional braces have been used for decades to correct dental misalignment. These consist of metal brackets that are affixed to the teeth and connected with wires. Braces apply continuous pressure to gradually move the teeth into position. While they may not be the most aesthetically pleasing option, braces are highly effective for treating various dental issues, including severe misalignments.
We utilise the Damon® system which is an advanced straight wire appliance and is proven to be an efficient option, using treatment mechanics that use less force and achieve outstanding results compared to traditional fixed dental brackets. Traditional dental brackets use elastic ties or metal clips that bind the archwires together holding them tight, which can cause friction and pressure and may slow down the treatment process and also make it uncomfortable.
Our experienced dentist is highly qualified in the use of Damon® appliances and is ideally placed to offer exceptional teeth straightening solutions for both adults and children alike.
Clear aligners have revolutionised the field of dentistry, offering a comfortable and virtually invisible teeth straightening option. Brands like Invisalign® have gained immense popularity due to their ability to straighten teeth discreetly. Clear aligners are custom-made for each patient and are replaced every few weeks to gradually shift the teeth into alignment. They can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing, allowing for more flexibility in daily life.
A more recent innovation in aligners, Spark® Clear Aligners, made with a material called TruGEN™ are almost invisible and mercury, latex and phthalate free.
As well as offering Invisalign® solutions we also offer Spark® Clear Aligners so we can provide the best treatment option for you.
Choosing the right teeth straightening option depends on various factors, including the severity of misalignment, personal preferences and lifestyle considerations. Traditional braces are a reliable choice for complex cases whereas clear aligners are the go-to solution for those seeking convenience and flexibility.
Remember, achieving a straighter smile requires commitment and cooperation throughout the treatment process, regardless of the method you choose. To determine the best treatment for you, book a consultation with us and we will discuss your goals and advise on the best solutions for you.
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