Discreet and Comfortable Braces in Camden

Dentist examining the teeth

Unless it’s from Paddington bear, no one wants to receive a hard stare. It’s remarkably uncomfortable, especially when one is trying to be professional. No wonder so many adults, even though they are aware that their teeth are letting them down, decide not to get them straightened. How little they know about the benefits of braces in Camden! With the right braces, people no longer have to suffer the discomfort and awkwardness of heavy-duty metal braces because for most realignments involving the teeth only, there are discreet and comfortable devices on offer.

When searching for braces in Camden that don’t come with stares, comments and personal questions, people have a choice of dental practices, including Ace Dental. Most offer a range of ingenious braces systems that can get teeth straightened discreetly and quickly.

Adult braces

Adult braces have been developed over the last couple of decades to become more discreet. This evolution has been driven by the discovery that many alignment issues simply do not need the forces inherent in the heavy-duty kids’ braces of the 80s and 90s. Those cumbersome braces were designed to align the jaws as well as the teeth. Realigning the jaw can only be done while the bone is still young and malleable and has not yet hardened, which happens during the late teens. NHS funding can help pay for correcting such severe bite issues, although there are long waiting lists as funding is not inexhaustible.

So, by the time people reach adulthood, if they still need braces, it is probably only the teeth that need treatment. Some adult braces are aimed only at realigning the front six teeth. These are the ones on show when people talk, eat and go about their daily business. These teeth have only one root, so can be more easily moved with less force. Less force means smaller brackets that can be made of transparent ceramic and finer, single wires that are tooth-coloured.

Other braces systems use mouth guard style clear aligners to nudge, rather than pull, teeth into position. These are removable for eating and cleaning, but need to be in place for at least 20 hours a day to do their work.