Need Straight teeth? Here are your options
Crooked teeth are insecurity that one in five people struggle with in the UK. Are crooked teeth the reason you hide your smile?
Have a look at our list of options to straighten your teeth, that don’t take years to complete.
There are now a multitude of options available to both children AND adults to align teeth and correct uneven bites.
Not only are there more options available, but they have all improved, so they are less invasive, shorter treatments and some are even removable!
Fixed Braces are a traditional method of straightening teeth that combine wires, brackets and elastic bands that are glued onto the teeth that gradually place the teeth into the new position.
Of course theses braces, often referred to as ‘train tracks’ are not known for their aesthetic appeal.
People often complain that they are unattractive, so there are now more options for fixed braces that are less obvious and invasive on the teeth such as lingual braces (as listed below) or ceramic braces.
Clear teeth aligners
Clear teeth aligners offer a more attractive, less visible option for orthodontic treatment.
They are removable aligners that come in a series which gradually change shape in order to move the teeth over a number of months.
Another benefit of these removable aligners is that they can be taken out for cleaning and eating.
This is a big improvement from fixed braces as a common complaint is that braces cause a lack of hygiene and food gets stuck in them easily.
A popular choice of clear braces are Invisalign removable braces, visit this site to find out more about the process.
Damon braces are self-litigating brackets and a sliding mechanism, that are like traditional braces although the straightening process is usually faster.
Lingual braces, also known as invisible braces are a fixed brace that is placed on the inside of the teeth, hence making them invisible from view. Lingual braces can be customised for each patient but they are often a more expensive option.
There are a number of short term treatments available for orthodontic treatment. One of the biggest causes of people delaying their choice on treatment is because they do not want to have a long straightening process.
As the name states, this option takes six months to correct the teeth, making it one of the most popular choices for adult orthodontic treatment.
The most popular quick treatment would be ‘Six Month Smiles‘ This option is usually for patients who have less complex corrections to be made. The price of six-month smiles is also another reason why this treatment is so popular.
All of the costs for these treatments vary. We would recommend that you book a consultation to discuss the best option for you when it comes to choosing a corrective treatment. At the end of the day you have to do what is best for you and this is best done with help from a professional.