There’s no getting away from the fact that orthodontics has come a long way in the last decade or so and once, if you needed a dentist to sort out your crooked teeth, Basildon dental clinics and indeed any other clinic up and down the country would have fitted you with standard metal braces. Although traditional metal braces are still being used by many clinics the world over, more and more clinics are turning to innovative technology when it comes to braces. Orthodontics in Basildon, for example, has changed and now new techniques such as invisible orthodontics are being used; but what exactly is it and more importantly how does it work?
In essence invisible orthodontics is a system of clear, sometimes removable braces that are very hard to see. They’re often a favoured option of many adults and teenagers alike who really don’t like the idea of wearing clearly visible (and often unsightly) metal braces for months on end. Depending on individual cases this style of cosmetic dentistry in Basildon can often give a patient a much shorter treatment time.
So how does it work?
Firstly your Basildon dentist will take an impression of your mouth and from this, a team of technicians will set about creating a 3D model or mock-up. Special computerised software will then map out a unique treatment plan detailing how your teeth will move week by week until they’re perfectly aligned in your jaw.
The idea is that the teeth slowly move into position by fitting special invisible braces known as aligners. These are custom made using the mock-up and fit perfectly around your teeth. Normally you’ll be expected to wear one set for two weeks and then move onto the next set. However this does depend upon the severity of your case. Teeth straightening in Basildon for example is usually monitored closely by means of regular check-ups. This way it’s easy for your dentist to keep a close eye on how your teeth are progressing and from this, they can let you know when they think that you’re ready to move onto the next stage or set of aligners.
More often than not, successful results are as much down to the patient as they are a Basildon dentist. By following the treatment plan and wearing them for the correct amount of time, you’ll stand a far greater chance of having straight natural looking teeth.
To find out more about invisible orthodontics and teeth straightening in Basildon, contact Felmores Dental Care on 01268 726 789. Alternatively why not visit our website at www.felmoresdentalcare.co.uk and book yourself a free, no obligation consultation. Here you can discuss your dental options in detail, allowing you to make a fully informed dental decision about your future.
There’s often a misconception that braces are purely for children and teenagers whereas in reality a person of any age can benefit from wearing braces in Clacton to straighten their teeth. The thing is, most adults with crooked teeth or a misaligned bite are understandably reluctant to be seen with a mouth full of wires wrapped around their teeth. So, what’s the solution? Offering a treatment known as ‘clear orthodontics’ here at Clacton Dental Care we can straighten and align an adult’s teeth using a series of clear, often removable aligners, such as Invisalign.
Most people want their teeth straightened purely for aesthetic reasons but there are in fact many more benefits to be had. So let’s take a look:
1. Invisible – Clear braces are a great option for people who don’t want to feel self conscious wearing traditional metal braces. Consisting of a clear plastic custom aligner they fit discreetly over the teeth, a bit like a bleaching tray, and are virtually invisible.
2. Maintains oral health – One of the problems with fixed braces is the difficulty in cleaning the teeth and gums properly which often means that once a brace is removed, further restoration work may be needed. Removable aligners, such as Invisalign, means that the patient can take out the aligner in order to brush and floss their teeth and then pop it back in. Incorrect brushing and flossing can lead to tooth decay and gum disease which is the primary reason for tooth loss in adults.
3. No career interruptions – Both metal and lingual braces can affect your speech whereas with treatments such as Invisalign, the effects are minimal and soon disappear. You can speak and smile with confidence in the office knowing that no-one except your dentist will even know that you’re undergoing any sort of dental treatment. Best of all, you can even remove your aligners for that deal clinching presentation to prevent anything from distracting you.
4. Eat what you like – Finally, those who wear removable aligners don’t have to give up on their favourite foods whether that be pizza or pecan pie. Most of us take eating for granted but it’s not until you wear a brace that you realise the challenges that you face. With a removable aligner, you discreetly pop it off to eat and then after brushing your teeth, you put it back on again. Simple!
If you’re considering teeth straightening in Clacton then get in touch with us. Invisible braces is an important part of cosmetic dentistry in Clacton and not only restores your smile and gives you renewed confidence, but can also benefit your oral health. Call us today on 01255 221001 to book your appointment or visit our website at www.clactondentalcare.co.uk for more information.