In recent years, an increasing number of adults are looking into teeth straightening options. There are a number of reasons why an adult might have crooked teeth or a bad bite and choose to align their teeth. Genetics is one of the main causes of common oral problems such as under-bites and overbites. On the other hand, bad habits during childhood, such as lip biting or thumb sucking can cause the front teeth to become misaligned.
Whatever the reason behind their crooked teeth, most adults are reluctant to wear metal braces. Though modern braces are more lightweight than in the past and less noticeable, they are still visible. Luckily, dentistry has evolved and patients can now benefit from adult braces in Orpington, offered by many dental practices, including Orpington Dental Care. These braces are specifically made for adults who wish to straighten their teeth discreetly.
Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners that are custom-moulded to fit over the teeth of each patient comfortably. These virtually invisible aligners are easy to wear, do not required frequent adjustments and gradually move the teeth into their correct position. Invisalign aligners are created with the help of 3D technology software that enables the dentist to monitor the patient’s treatment from the beginning. Each set of aligners should be worn for about two weeks before moving to the next one in the series.
In addition to being invisible, Invisalign braces in Orpington are removable. This is a definite advantage for patients who wish to eat or brush their teeth without changing their routine. All they have to do is take out their aligners and perform their daily activities as they normally would.
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles is a modern teeth straightening treatment that promises to give patients a beautiful smile in six months or fewer. The treatment consists of clear brackets and wires that apply pressure to the teeth just like common braces would. However, Six Month Smiles braces are gentler, providing patients with a more comfortable experience. Six Month Smiles braces in Orpington are ideal for patients who wish to straighten their teeth quickly and effectively in preparation for a special event such as a wedding or a graduation.