When most people think of braces, the ‘train track’ look comes to mind. Traditional fixed metal braces are an effective treatment for crooked or crowded teeth. However, dentistry has seen significant advances over the years. This has opened up a whole new world of braces technology, beyond fixed metal braces. At Ace Dental in Camden, a comprehensive range of modern teeth straightening solutions are provided by a team of highly trained dentists.
Exploring your options
Braces fall into two general categories: fixed and removable. Let’s start with fixed braces. These comprise brackets and wires, which are attached to your teeth and remain attached for the duration of your treatment.
Fixed braces by Quick Straight Teeth and Six Month Smiles are more discreet than traditional metal braces. This is because the brackets are clear and the wires are tooth-coloured. Both of these braces technologies focus on straightening the front teeth. With this targeted approach, results can be achieved in as little as six months.Using low levels of force, your treatment journey is also a more comfortable experience.
An even more subtle solution is available with lingual braces. These attach to the backs of your teeth, where they are hidden from view. The Damon system can treat a wider range of problems, not just those affecting the front teeth.
Moving on to removable braces, these can be taken off at mealtimes or to clean your teeth, minimizing the impact on your lifestyle. The Inman aligner can provide rapid results, anywhere from six weeks onwards. However, this treatment focuses solely on the front four teeth. Invisalign clear aligners are used to treat mild alignment problems. These almost invisible molds are one of the most discreet teeth straightening solutions around. Quick Straight Teeth also provide similar removable braces.
The benefits of straighter teeth
The cosmetic benefits of straighter teeth can impact your confidence and self-esteem. However, there are also clear improvements for your dental health. Straighter teeth are easier to clean than crooked teeth. This means less opportunity for bacteria to build up, decreasing your chances of tooth decay and gum disease. Undergoing braces treatment today can, therefore, save you time dealing with dental health issues in the future.