Over the years, with the increase in demand for more comfortable and less conspicuous teeth straightening treatments, dental researchers havedeveloped new kinds of braces using modern materials and cutting-edge technology.
Teeth straightening no longer means wearinga mouth full of metal for two years. There are treatments that have no metal components at all. Private London practices such as the Harley Street Dental Clinic offer a wide range of braces. The Harley Street orthodontist can help patients to get a smile to be proud of, without suffering the indignity of train track braces.
One of the main issues that adults have with teeth straightening treatments is their reputation of being for teens and kids. This makes the appearance of traditional braces undesirable for many people. Luckily, thanks to advances in technology, braces can now be made almost completely invisible. Some treatments work in a similar way to traditional braces and some work in a completely different way.
At the Harley Street orthodontist, lingual braces can be used to straighten teeth without anyone knowing they are there. Lingual braces work in the same way as traditional braces but fix to the rear of the teeth. Unless a patient tells someone that they are wearing braces, noone will know!
Lingual braces are custom made for each patient to ensure a tailor-made fit that is comfortable and efficient.
Invisalign at the Harley Street orthodontist
Invisalign is a completely modern treatment that straightens teeth without relying on metal components encasing the teeth. Invisalign consists of a series of plastic aligners that are slightly different in shape from one to the next. This difference in shape applies gentle pressure to the teeth, adjusting them over time.
Because the plastic aligners are made from a strong, transparent plastic, they can hardly be noticed when they are in use. This makes them one of the most popular choices at the Harley Street orthodontist because of their flexibility to fit around patients’ lifestyles.
Invisalign also benefits from being removable which makes them much more practical when it comes to meal times and cleaning. And because Invisalign’s aligners are smooth plastic, they are much more comfortable than traditional bracket and wirebraces.