Having a less than perfect smile is more common than you think.
Indeed, statistics estimate that in the UK alone, across the world even, 75% of all people have a smile that is less than perfect, meaning that you are far from alone if you have a misalignment, protrusion or a gap. Good to know, right?
However, as dentistry has evolved, so have the options for treating a slightly misaligned smile. In years gone past, many dentists would have only been able to apply one type of aligner to help straighten teeth, and it would have been the good old fashioned metal brace. But, as an adult, you would have been less than likely to say yes to this appliance.
Today, as you approach your dentist for orthodontics in Weybridge as an adult, you may be amazed at the amount of choice you have. An array of different aligners are available to help you get the straighter smile you deserve, in less time than you think!
So, what are some of the braces and orthodontics available at Weybridge that are designed for adults? Read on for a brief guide to the most popular.
OK, so when you look for adult orthodontics near Weybridge, it is more than likely that you will come across the Invisalign aligner.
Made from a clear plastic that is both durable and malleable, this aligner uses a set of custom trays to straighten your teeth. Each of these trays is removable, and so it is up to you to ensure that you keep it in your mouth for the time that your dentist specifies.
Treatment with Invisalign is fast and, depending on the severity of your misalignment, you could have a straighter smile in as little as 6 months! Perfect!
Fitted to the front of your teeth just like traditional braces are, the Damon aligner is not removable like Invisalign. But don’t let that put you off!
The brackets that hold it to your teeth are either clear or tooth coloured, and the wire at the front is minimal in appearance.
Suited to more extreme cases of misalignment, the Damon aligner is more targeted to resolving complex orthodontic issues, and so, your dentist may recommend it if you need something a bit more hardy than a removable brace.
Treatment with a Damon aligner is usually fast and can be completed in 6-18 months.
Ah, the Incognito brace!
Although it is made of metal, it is fitted to the back of your teeth, making it very discreet.
It is used to treat more severe malocclusions and other complex cases and, once fitted, you may need to wear it for between 9-15 months for it to work.
Six Month Smiles
The treatment time is in the name of this brace!
Similar to the Damon aligner, this fitted but discreet brace is suitable for correcting mild to moderate misalignments at the front of the mouth.
Although treatment time sounds set, it can take up to 9 months to complete.