If you have teeth which are crooked, spaced too widely or crowded, you may find yourself feeling self-conscious about your smile. This can make you feel awkward in social situations or when someone wants to take your photograph. If you have considered braces but dismissed the idea because you thought they would be unsightly, time-consuming, inconvenient or uncomfortable, then you may be pleased to know that there are new techniques which will revolutionise your opinion of corrective treatment. All braces work to realign your teeth but modern options are faster, more comfortable and less obtrusive than ever before.
The subtle approach
Many people do not want to have to cope with a mouthful of metal while they have their teeth straightened. Aura Dental in St John’s Wood offer braces which fit into your lifestyle and are very discreet. Invisalign uses a series of almost invisible clear plastic trays to guide your teeth into a new position. They are removeable so you can take them out for eating and cleaning. Inman aligners are also removeable and designed specifically for your front teeth. A pair of spring-loaded aligner bars create continuous pressure to move your teeth rapidly and gently. Once the teeth are in the correct place the aligner acts as a retainer. Another option is the Six Month Smiles technique which uses very discreet clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires.
Why have straighter teeth?
Aside from the obvious benefits of a more attractive smile, there are other reasons to invest in straighter teeth. Properly aligned teeth are healthier as there are fewer gaps in which plaque can accumulate. This means that they are easier to clean and you avoid the risk of decay or gum problems. Having braces can also help keep your teeth strong by ensuring that they in the correct position and remain stable. If your teeth are in the right place, your mouth can function properly without the discomfort and inconvenience of a poor bite.
Give yourself the smile you dream of and a healthier mouth and discover how having braces can help you.