Straighter teeth are pretty high on the wish list of many people seeking cosmetic dental treatment. As well as creating a beautifully aligned smile, teeth straightening treatment also has numerous other benefits, making it easier to maintain good dental hygiene.
More and more adults are seeking out orthodontic correction later in life. Whilst orthodontics is seen as a standard part of growing up for UK children and teenagers, many adults who missed out on treatment in their youth – or who had treatment only to fail at the retention stage – are now consulting orthodontists and cosmetic dentists for a solution.
At Denchic Dental Spa in North London, both fixed braces and removable aligners are used to straighten adult teeth. All of these systems are designed to have as little impact as possible on lifestyle, and to be completely or almost completely invisible.
Straightening the teeth makes them easier to brush and floss properly, by reducing tricky-to-reach gaps. With a prudent home cleaning regime and regular visits to the dental hygienist, combined with frequent general dental check-ups, tooth straightening treatment can reduce the risk of dental decay and gum disease.
Both of these serious conditions can ultimately result in tooth loss, whilst causing issues from bad breath to serious tooth pain along the way. Anything that can be done to help prevent them arising in the first place will be a real boon to both your oral and general health.
Modern orthodontics offers a range of alternatives to metal braces for discreet tooth straightening. These include:
Comprised of clear and tooth-coloured parts, ceramic braces are designed to blend in with the natural colour of your teeth. They can be fast-acting cosmetic braces such as Six Month Smiles, or appliances for more extensive correction, such as Damon Clear.
Clear, removable aligners have next to no impact on your lifestyle because you pop them out to eat and drink, to clean, and to brush your teeth. The Inman Aligner is a popular single aligner system that is good for rapid correction of issues such as protrusion or crowding with the front teeth, whilst systems such as Invisalign can be used for more extensive correction.