It used to be that teeth straightening was a treatment purely reserved for teenagers but over the past few years there has been a large increase in the number of adults turning to teeth straightening to improve the appearance of their teeth.
Here at West Wickham Dental Practice we are able to offer two different teeth straightening treatments. Six Month Smiles and Clear braces and in this blog we will look at the key benefits to each treatment.
|Six Month Smiles||Clear Braces|
|Six Month Smiles uses the latest technology to move teeth quickly and safely.||Clear braces, also known as invisible aligners are a safe and effective way to straighten your teeth|
|Six Month Smiles focuses on those teeth visible when you smile means you can see results fast!||Clear braces use a system of retainers to move your teeth. These are almost transparent so should not affect your appearance|
|Six Month Smiles uses tooth coloured braces and wires which means that the braces should be barely visible||Clear braces have minimal effect on your speech, so no one will know that you are wearing them unless you tell them!|
|Six Month Smiles focuses on the cosmetic appearance of your teeth rather than the position of your bite, using standard orthodontic mechanisms||Clear braces are removed when you eat so you will still be able to eat a full and varied diet without the worry of getting food stuck in your braces|
|Six Month Smiles use low force to move teeth more comfortably.||Aligners are changed every 4-6 weeks to allow the teeth to move gradually into their final position causing little or no discomfort|
|Six Month Smiles can give you the smile you want in a fraction of the time taken with conventional treatments.||Fewer trips to the dentist are required with Clear braces than with other more traditional teeth straightening procedures.|
|Six Month Smiles are typically less expensive than traditional teeth straightening procedures||Clear braces enable you to still carry out your normal oral hygiene routine without the need to clean around fixed braces|
Straightening your teeth can not only help to improve your confidence and self-esteem but can also help to dramatically improve the future health of your teeth and gums. Your oral health is improved following treatment as teeth are properly aligned so can be easily and effectively cleaned. This reduces the need for further dental treatment in the future.
Straighter teeth help the gums fit more securely around teeth and provides the strongest defence against periodontal problems. Properly aligned teeth can also decrease the stress placed on the jaw joints. If left untreated poorly aligned teeth can lead to chronic headaches and discomfort when you eat.
If you would like more help and advice on how teeth straightening can help to improve the appearance of your smile book an appointment online, or call West Wickham Dental Practice today on 0208 776 1188