Whilst orthodontic treatment is now seen as a standard part of growing up for children and teenagers in the UK, many adults missed out on treatment when they were younger (or had treatment but, as is the want of many teenagers, neglected to wear their retainer so that their teeth move back out of line).
Therefore, an increasing number of adults are seeking out orthodontic services later in life. There is one major barrier to treatment, and that is the false belief that it has to involve obvious metal braces.
At Imperial Dental Care in Harrow, we appreciate the true value of a true smile, whilst also realising the need for discretion for adult patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. We are proud, therefore, to offer a number of subtler options for teeth straightening. This may involve wearing a fixed brace or a removable aligner.
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles are a popular system of cosmetic braces that work, as you may have guessed from the name, in an average time of just half a year. They act so quickly because they focus on the “social six” front teeth – in other words, the teeth that show when you smile.
It is these teeth the majority of adults are concerned about, so whilst these braces aren’t meant for major correction of issues affecting the bite, if you would like the teeth in your smile line to be straighter, Six Month Smiles could be the perfect choice.
These braces have the additional benefit of comprising clear and tooth-coloured parts, to blend in with your mouth.
FastBraces are available in both metal and tooth-coloured varieties. They have a unique design that enables the movement of both the roots and crowns of the teeth at the same time, significantly shortening treatment times. FastBraces can be used for more extensive correction that some cosmetic braces.
This popular clear aligner is designed to quickly correct issues such as protrusion or crowding with the front teeth. The Inman Aligner uses a special coil spring and bar design to push and pull the teeth into a better position – often in a matter of weeks.