More and more patients are turning to orthodontics to straighten their teeth later in their adult years. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we understand that what puts most people off having their teeth straightened is the thought of having to wear obvious metal braces for months or even years on end. It is for this reason that we offer a good range of more discreet alternatives.
Discretion is an increasingly important aspect of orthodontics in Weybridge as increasing numbers of adult patients are searching for braces that do not take over their mouths.
At Weybridge Orthodontics, we have collected together discreet treatments that feature both fixed and removable appliances. Both ways of straightening teeth have their own advantage, and one may be better suited to your needs than the other. You will need to come into our clinic for a consultation, so that we can thoroughly examine your teeth, jaws, bite and mouth in order to work out which system will provide the best treatment for you.
Not just cosmetic
Orthodontic treatment is mainly fitted into the category of cosmetic dentistry because it is only available on the NHS for children with serious bite correction issues. However, the benefits of straighter teeth are not just aesthetic, there are definite health benefits too. This is because it is much easier to keep straighter teeth clean, which provide fewer hard-to-reach areas in which dental plaque can build up.
This means that with regular visits to your dentist and hygienist, and good dental hygiene practices at home, you can reduce your risk of both gum disease and tooth decay.
Damon Clear Braces
Braces remain the staple of orthodontics, and Damon Clear are both more discreet and more comfortable than their metal counterparts. They use a passive slide mechanism to maintain archwires within the bracket, enabling them to move freely, thus reducing friction.
This popular system of clear, removable aligners fits comfortably over your teeth to guide them into a new position. You change your aligner every fortnight, and can take them out to eat, drink, clean, and to brush your teeth. Invisalign aligners are made of clear, thermoplastic resin, and so are almost invisible.