Clear Away Those Insecurities

a woman with perfect teeth

a woman with perfect teethAlthough no one really wants to have to wear braces, they can not only make a huge difference to people’s appearance, they can also improve their ability to maintain a good oral health routine. Bacterial plaque can build up in the crevices between teeth and when teeth are misaligned it can be very hard to brush away, even a dental hygienist may struggle to get rid of it. Many adults have wanted to have straighter teeth, but do not want to go through months of having to wear metal braces.

Thanks to modern technology, really clunky braces have, for the most part, been replaced by smaller, more discreet braces, and clear aligners. In Harley street, invisible braces are offered by dentists such as Harley Street Dental Clinic. These braces allow patients confidence to continue with their lives without having to fend off intrusive questions. This is good for people whose careers involve lots of social interactions or public speaking, or where looks play an important role in the patient’s profession.

Embrace The Difference

Invisible braces in Harley Street differ from traditional braces. Some use the same bracket and wire mechanics, but the brackets are fixed to the tongue side of the teeth as opposed the cheek side. These braces can be used to correct complex alignment issues.

Another alternative is Invisalign. With the clue in the name, Invisalign invisibly aligns the teeth with the use of transparent aligners that go over them rather like a mouth guard. The aligners have built-in pressure points to press the teeth into alignment. Invisalign is great for those patients with mild to moderate alignment issues, and is very popular because it is removable for eating and cleaning, which can save a lot of time and hassle.

It is common practice for braces treatment to be followed by the wearing of a fixed or removable retainer for an indefinite period. This device keeps the teeth in their position, otherwise they can drift out of place.

Adults and teenagers will benefit from invisible braces in Harley Street. The dentist can best advise which treatment is suitable for the patient.