No one is born with perfect teeth, and fortunately, there is a dental treatment available for every flaw. Orthodontic treatment is one of the most popular forms of treatment and can resolve issues with misaligned, crowded or gappy teeth, as well as problems with speech, aesthetics, oral hygiene, dental health and confidence.
There are many orthodontic treatments available for you to choose from. Each treatment is unique and has its own benefits, with some treatments taking just a few weeks to provide results and others providing a completely discreet treatment.
Orthodontic treatments can also be used to prepare the teeth for further cosmetic treatment, such as a smile makeover with porcelain veneers.
In this guide, we talk through some of our orthodontic treatments to hopefully aid your decision in choosing the best orthodontic treatment for you.
As one of the most popular modern-day orthodontic treatments, Invisalign is an affordable and discreet method of aligning your teeth.
Want teeth straightening without the need to feel worried about the appearance of braces? Invisalign alleviates the requirement for the use of visible wires – which can often become a source of embarrassment.
The braces, which appear similar to transparent gum shields, slowly move the teeth into the desired position and are changed every two weeks to ensure they are constantly putting pressure on the pearly whites in order to speed up the process.
One of the main advantages of removable braces is the fact that patients are given the option of removing the fixtures to eat and clean their teeth, which will no doubt avoid embarrassing situations and ensure oral health is maintained.
Similar to Invisalign, Smilelign treatment is completed with a series of virtually invisible, removable aligners. The aligners are changed every two to four weeks for the next stage, giving you quick and effective results in a short period of time. The process can take as little as 10 weeks depending on the alterations required.
Each aligner is carefully designed for your teeth and will move them in very small increments little by little, week by week. The clear aligners will need to be worn until they have moved your teeth to the desired position. This brace should be worn at least 20 hours a day.
The Inman aligner is a relatively clear brace with metal springs at the side and back of the braces and is not quite as invisible as Smilelign or Invisalign. This brace is only appropriate if the front four teeth are mildly crooked.
Many patients choose the Inman aligner as it is generally more cost-effective than a number of other methods while only requiring the production of one appliance and creating the desired look in a shorter timeframe.
Overall treatment takes approximately six to 16 weeks using Inman aligners, but the speed of the results is dependent on how long the device is worn for, each day. Dental professionals recommend the appliance be worn for around 20 hours every day, if possible.
Fastbraces are a revolutionary system of fast, safe, easy and affordable braces that produces results in months rather than years, unlike conventional ‘train track’ braces.
Fastbraces typically work with just one orthodontic wire from start to finish, meaning that there are fewer appointments and treatment time can be reduced. This also makes the treatment completely painless, not to mention affordable and a tried and trusted orthodontic method.
When your Fastbraces treatment is complete, we will provide you with a retainer, either fixed or removable, to prevent your teeth from moving back to their original position.
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment consisting of a comfortable, clear fixed brace that is fitted to your teeth. As you would expect, the treatment takes just six months. The treatment straightens your teeth by using the latest technology and techniques in dentistry. Your teeth are moved using special titanium wires, which move your teeth quickly and safely.
Six Month Smile braces are completely tooth coloured and are barely visible, making them one of the best discreet teeth straightening options available.
Orthodontic Treatments in Essex
Orthodontic treatments are used to align your teeth for a straight smile and can resolve a number of issues, including diastema, overbite, or generally unstraight teeth.
Our selection of orthodontic treatments have varied result times, so your dentist in Essex will be able to provide you with an intensive overview of each option available to you. If you are contemplating orthodontics, we recommend reading our guide, Six Things to Consider With Orthodontics. We are more than happy to provide you with a free consultation to guide you on each treatment we have available.
All of our treatments are completely pain-free too, so there’s no need to worry about feeling uncomfortable during any treatments or appointments. Best of all, we offer 0% finance and affordable monthly payment options if you’d like to spread out the costs.
For more information, please get in touch or call us on 01708 207526.