Cosmetic teeth straightening

patient having her dental check up

There are many modern treatments that can straighten a person’s teeth more quickly and less conspicuously than traditional braces have been able to in the past. This is because of advances in dental technology and the application of more modern materials in the construction of braces.

At practices like Smilecraft in Stevenage, braces can be made almost undetectable by the passer-by. In Stevenage, braces treatment can take only a few weeks or months if the aim is to give the patient’s teeth an aesthetic boost, rather than a long-drawn-out treatment that could span multiple years.

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles is a treatment that has evolved from traditional braces. Six Month Smiles treatment works in almost the same way as traditional braces. This is a good thing because traditional braces are the most tried and tested and predictable way of straightening a person’s teeth.

Six Month Smiles differs from traditional braces in that it focuses on the front six teeth that are visible when a patient smiles. This is how the treatment time is so drastically reduced from traditional braces.

The braces are also made from tooth-coloured wires and clear brackets, making them much less conspicuous.

The benefits of a straighter smile

In Stevenage, braces offer many advantages. Straighter teeth are generally healthier teeth as they are easier to keep clean. When teeth are aligned and straight, there are fewer places for harmful bacteria to hide and multiply.

These bacteria are what causes tooth decay and gum disease, which are the two leading causes of tooth loss in adults.

Having straighter teeth also prevents damage to the teeth by spreading the pressure applied when chewing evenly. This reduces the risk of cracking, chipping and other damage which can happen when only a few take the brunt of the force of chewing.

Combining treatments for a dramatic result

If a patient is choosing to have cosmetic braces in Stevenage, it’s often a good idea to choose other treatments in conjunction to achieve a more dramatic result.

The most popular cosmetic treatment in the UK is teeth whitening. Teeth whitening can give a patient’s teeth a quick boost before an important event like a wedding, giving them that extra sparkle.