Due to many of the associations and stigmas of braces, many adults can be averse to straighten their teeth, to avoid any kind of ‘embarrassing’ or noticeable treatments. However, there are many fantastic dental treatments available, that directly aim to attack these stigmas, and provide a solution to many of the reasons why people might not opt for orthodontic treatment in adulthood.
The important thing to remember is that braces are important, not just for the look of your teeth, but also your oral health. Teeth that are misaligned can grind together in an irregular way, which can make the teeth erode at a faster rate. This can then put you at risk of more cavities, as the teeth have been made weaker, and potentially more grooved in places.This means cavities have more chance of developing, as dirt cannot be removed by regular brushing methods.
One of the most popular and obvious ways of solving the problem of adults not wanting to get braces is Invisalign. Invisalign works by using a series of plastic transparent braces that are moulded to the teeth, so that when they are worn, they fit exactly over the them. When they are used, they are virtually invisible, meaning that you will be able to receive dental treatment without people noticing.
However, there are some disadvantages to Invisalign. Invisalign cannot correct teeth that are severely crooked, and these may need to be tackled with fixed braces, or even surgery in some cases. Invisalign can also be removed, which is a great feature, however it places some responsibility on the wearer of the brace, as it needs to be kept in for at least 20 hours a day, otherwise the treatment will be ineffectual. Where some braces won’t have this issue, Invisalign has the danger of being disrupted by the habits of the user. If you are interested in Incognito in Weybridge, then this is a great alternate option.
As an adult, you are not denied fixed braces, however we will assume that many adults will not want to appear with metal tracks on their teeth. If you are looking for Incognito in Weybridge, then this is something that we offer. Incognito is a form of brace that works extremely similarly to fixed braces, however the metal tracks run on the inside of the teeth, rather than the outside. Due to special technology, your dentist will be able to create a 3D projection of what your teeth will look like after the treatment, and therefore be able to adjust the braces accordingly. This also means that you will be able to know exactly what the treatment is doing for you, and what you are paying for.
Incognito in Weybridge is available at our very own practice Weybridge Orthodontics, and represents a fantastic option that is different to Invisalign and fixed braces, but reaps many of the advantages from both. We understand that image can be extremely important, both during and after the treatment, so it will be our number one priority to make sure your treatment is as discreet as you want it to be.