What are Orthodontics?

Orthodontics are a form of dentistry which aims to resolve crookedness of the teeth, as well as realign and reposition the teeth within the mouth. Orthodontics are typically seen in regard to traditional metal braces, however within the modern field of dentistry clear braces in Harley Street are now available.

How do traditional metal braces work?

Traditional metal braces use a combination of metal brackets (which are adhered to the surface of the teeth using a special dental glue) and metal wires,  which slowly applies pressure to realign of the teeth. Despite traditional metal braces producing effective and long lasting dental results, many patients (especially for those who are older, and feel as if obvious dental work may hinder their social or work prospects) may wish for a more discrete alternative.

The wide array of discrete alternatives on offe

, which slowly applies pressure to realign of the teeth. Despite traditional metal braces producing effective and long lasting dental results, many patients (especially for those who are older, and feel as if obvious dental work may hinder their social or work prospects) may wish for a more discrete alternative.

Within the modern field of dental care, discrete braces allow patients who may feel self-conscious with obvious dental work to achieve their dream smile. Clear braces allow patients to feel confident during the treatment process, while achieving their desired dental results. A few common examples of popular ‘clear braces’ are clear aligners, as well as lingual braces (which use a wire which is placed behind the teeth).

Invisalign, lingual braces, and many more….

Invisalign is a popular brand provider of clear aligners within the field of dentistry and could be considered as the first choice for many patients who are looking for ‘invisible braces’.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign uses a modern digital impression tool (commonly referred to within the field of dentistry as an “ITero scanner”) which creates three dimensional images of the patient’s teeth. These impressions remove the need for unpleasant dental putty (which can be a huge plus for many patients, especially for those who are anxious) and can be sent straight to Invisalign.

What to expect from the treatment process

After you have received your clear aligner transparent trays, the treatment process can begin! The clear aligner trays are replaced every week or two, which allows the teeth to gradually move into the desired position.

What are the benefits?

The majority of patients receive braces for cosmetic reasons, however many may not be aware that braces can also improve your oral health. Straighter teeth mean a more thorough clean when brushing, as well as being useful when taking care of your gums!

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What about lingual braces?

Despite Invisalign’s undeniable popularity within the field of dentistry, there are alternative options, one of which being lingual braces.

How they work

Lingual braces are considered an excellent treatment option for patients who wish for fast acting dental results, whilst being ‘incognito’. Lingual braces use a thin metal wire (which is custom made for each individual case) which is placed behind the patients teeth.

What are the benefits?

Aside from their invisible appearance, lingual braces do not use metal brackets but instead a thin metal wire. This causes minimal abrasion to the gums (which can be an advantage for many).

Feeling more confident

Lingual braces are known within the field of dentistry for producing effective dental results. They also cause minimal (and possibly even zero) speech impairment.

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