The unrestrained smile of a child is a joy to see. As adults the ability to smile so fearlessly and unashamedly can fade for a number of reasons; feeling self-conscious about crooked teeth is one that often tops the list. Braces in North London provide a way for adults to once again smile brightly by straightening out crooked, crowded and spaced out teeth.
Braces today are far more comfortable and discreet than ever before, while proving to be just as effective. An experienced dentist, such as at Denchic Dental Spa, can offer patients the advice and guidance they need to select the right braces in North London for them.
Fixed braces with a difference
The stereotypical image of braces is that of cumbersome metal brackets cemented to teeth with an equally conspicuous metal wire connecting them. There is now an alternative with Six Month Smiles.
These fixed braces won’t glint in the sun as their traditional metal counterparts do, as they use clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires. The benefits don’t end with their cosmetic advantages; they also use gentler forces for a more comfortable treatment journey. This is possible because these braces in North London focus on straightening out the front teeth alone, which are easier to shift along as they have just a single root each. This also makes for a speedier treatment, with results in six months, on average.
Not all patients are comfortable with the idea of having braces permanently fixed to the fronts of their teeth for the duration of their treatment. Thankfully there are equally effective ways to straighten the teeth using removable appliances. These allow patients the convenience of removing their braces to eat, brush and floss. However, these braces still must be worn at all other times to ensure the treatment is effective.
Two of the most popular options for removable braces are Invisalign and the Inman aligner. Invisalign uses a series of clear, plastic aligners that look similar to mouth guards, while the Inman aligner is made of two spring-loaded bows.
Whichever option patients choose, their dentist will provide them with all the information they need on how to look after their braces and ensure successful treatment.