Having a nice smile is an important part of many people’s sense of self-confidence. After all, who wouldn’t want to have a dazzling smile that they can show off to their friends and family? Sadly though, many of us may have teeth that we do not consider to be perfect, or teeth that are misaligned. For many people, having misaligned teeth can put a real dampener on the perceived quality of their smile, and can potentially make them smile less.
The good news though is that hiding your smile doesn’t need to be your only course of action, and there are actually many better orthodontic solutions. For example, one of the orthodontic options worth looking at is teeth straightening. There are a few different treatments that are encompassed by the label of teeth straightening, so today we’ll provide an overview of some of these available treatments, which should potentially allow you to consider whether any of these treatments would be right for you.
When considering orthodontics in Weybridge and the impact that orthodontic treatments can have on your future and current oral health, it is important to look for high quality, specialist orthodontists who can provide you with long-lasting results. Because of this, if you are considering orthodontic treatment, then you may wish to consider Weybridge Orthodontics.
Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we have assembled a team of specialist orthodontists who have all spent years undergoing rigorous training at prestigious UK dental schools. In addition, we use the latest orthodontic technology available, including sophisticated computer graphics which help to demonstrate predicted treatment outcomes, so you can be sure that with us you will receive some of the best and most up to date orthodontic treatments available from top-quality professionals.
Overview of different teeth straightening options
As mentioned, there are quite a few different examples of teeth straightening treatments that you can receive. One relatively new and popular example is Invisalign. Invisalign is named as such because it is a treatment that straightens teeth by using a set of clear, nearly invisible plastic aligners to gradually shift the position of teeth over time. Invisalign aligners are made to comfortably fit an individual patient’s teeth, and they are provided to the patient in sets. This means that the patient wears one aligner for a period of time – usually about two weeks – before switching it out for the next aligner in the set, which is what allows the patient’s teeth to be gradually shifted into a more favourable position over time.
Another available treatment is Gemini braces. Gemini braces are a treatment that uses metal braces to gradually shift misaligned teeth, and are arguably more similar to what one might think of when hearing the term ‘orthodontics in Weybridge.’ Unlike many conventional braces though, Gemini braces coloured elastic bands give a patient’s braces a more colourful and cosmetically pleasing look. The coloured elastic bands are held in place underneath the Gemini braces’ “brackets” such that they are still visible on top of the teeth. The elastic bands can come in a variety of different colours, and furthermore, the colours of these bands can be changed when a patient attends one of their 8 – 10 weekly appointments with their orthodontist after initial treatment.