Opposite to what is generally believed, braces are not only for children and teenagers. A dentist may recommend teeth straightening to adults for healthier teeth and a better bite. Teeth can be moved at almost any age and adults can take advantage of discreet braces and other teeth straightening methods that are specifically designed for their lifestyle.
Truth is, that while braces are very effective in treating various oral problems, adult patients are less likely to like the idea of wearing metal brackets and wires. Luckily, discreet braces in St John’s Wood are offered by many specialised dental practices in north-west London, including Aura Dental. An experienced dentist will examine each patient’s teeth thoroughly and determine which treatment plan will work for them. Advances in the design of discreet braces in St John’s Wood can also make the course of treatment faster compared to traditional braces.
Invisalign is an alternative teeth straightening option for adults who want to straighten their teeth without braces. The clear aligners are very discreet and most people will never know they are actually there because they are made of transparent, high-quality plastic. The aligners are customised to fit and apply pressure to shift each patient’s teeth into their correct position. Invisalign works like braces, but without the distracting metal brackets and wires that can be uncomfortable and unattractive. Every few weeks, patients receive a new pair of aligners that bring them closer to achieving a straighter smile.
Six Month Smiles
Just as the name suggests, Six Month Smiles braces can straighten a patient’s teeth in just six months or less. This revolutionary treatment focuses on straightening the front six to nine teeth (the teeth that are visible when someone smiles) using clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires. Six Month Smiles braces do not alter the bite and do not move the tooth roots, therefore they are ideal for minor misalignment issues.
An Inman aligner is a removable teeth straightening appliance that aligns the front teeth safely in a few weeks using a simple mechanism of opposing coils. It can be removed just like Invisalign and allows patients to continue their daily activities without disruption.