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Have You Heard about Invisible Braces?

In the past the only options for straightening teeth were to wear highly visible metal braces, often for many months or even years at a time. While this is still a suitable and popular treatment for children and teenagers, it’s not really a very popular choice for adults who may need to meet clients or colleagues and do not wish to have to explain they are undergoing orthodontic treatment. Luckily the development of new orthodontic technologies means teeth straightening in Clacton is easier than ever before.

Options for Straightening Your Teeth Invisibly

invisible bracesNowadays fixed and removable braces are designed to be nearly invisible. Removable braces use clear plastic aligners that fit tightly but comfortably over the teeth, forcing them to move into predetermined positions. This system is very popular with adults due to its ease of use. The removable aligners do need to be worn for 22 hours each day but can be removed for eating and for brushing and flossing. You can even leave them out for a very occasional special event although it’s important not to do this too frequently as it could lengthen treatment.

Another alternative is to use fixed braces that have clear or tooth coloured brackets attached to extremely thin and nearly invisible wires. The technologies used to make these fixed braces are extremely sophisticated and one particular brace that we can supply uses triangular brackets rather than the more traditional square brackets. The use of these triangular brackets enables the teeth to be moved more quickly and more effectively than ever before and with minimal discomfort.

Treatment May Be Faster Than You Think

The advanced techniques used for teeth straightening in Clacton can often enable our dentists to correct problems with your bite or with the way your teeth are aligned far more quickly than you might imagine. Some braces are cosmetically oriented and are designed to concentrate on straightening only the front teeth, producing results within months rather than years.

Straighter Teeth Are Healthy Teeth

We know most adults will seek to straighten their smile to make it more cosmetically appealing. This is a great reason for seeking out Clacton braces, but straighter teeth can also be healthier teeth, particularly if yours are very crooked or overlapping or are extremely crowded. If you currently find it tricky to floss and brush thoroughly then you will probably find that orthodontics can help improve your dental health. By being able to brush and floss more thoroughly, you can reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease, making teeth straightening a worthwhile investment in your dental health.

Clacton Dental Care has a comprehensive range of braces available so there is something for everyone regardless of age. You will find our Clacton dentist will recommend the most suitable brace based on your needs so you get the very best and most appropriate treatment to give you a healthier and straighter smile.

It is never too late to straighten as the only real requirement is to have strong and healthy teeth and we see lots of older adults for this treatment. If you’d like to find out more, please give us a call on 01255 221001.

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