Straighter teeth are desired by many people, but not everyone is born with perfectly aligned teeth. Nowadays, growing numbers of adults are opting for teeth straightening, yet having a mouth full of metal braces for two, three, or more years can be a major pain – both literally and figuratively.
Gone are the days when traditional metal braces were the only viable teeth straightening option. Now many dental practices, including Hermes London Dental Clinic in Victoria, offer innovative, fixed or removable braces for discreet treatment. These treatments are ideal for patients who require slight or moderate corrections to their teeth and bite.
Smilelign Clear Braces
Smilelign is a modern teeth straightening method, which consists of a series of transparent, removable aligners, each one of which has to be worn for three weeks before moving to the next one. Each aligner is custom-made and helps move the teeth gradually to their right position through the series of aligners. Unlike metal braces, Smilelign clear braces are made of smooth plastic, which fits snugly over the teeth and gums. The aligners are removable for eating and tooth cleaning, yet they need to be worn for at least 22 hours a day. The aligners are very discreet and once in the mouth, they are virtually impossible to see.
Lingual braces work just like metal braces, except they are fixed on the tongue side of the teeth. This way they are completely out of sight. Lingual braces are entirely customised to match the shape of the teeth of each patient. They are ideal for athletes, who are prone to face injuries, and musicians who play wind instruments.
Like traditional metal braces, ceramic braces consist of brackets and wires. However, the most significant advantage of ceramic braces is that they are made of tooth-coloured porcelain brackets and wire, which mix with the rest of the teeth creating a natural, discreet result. Ceramic braces are very versatile as they can correct almost the same issues as metal braces.
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles is an innovative teeth straightening system which combines the best aspects of traditional braces and modern teeth straightening, to offer patients an easy, quick and effective solution in only six months. Furthermore, Six Month Smiles is typically less expensive than other teeth straightening treatments.