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Which Braces Work Best? Fixed or Removable?

Here at Clacton Dental Care we are able to offer a choice of orthodontic treatments which include fixed and removable braces. Orthodontics is becoming increasingly popular as more adults seek to straighten their crooked teeth in Clacton. Recent advances in orthodontic technology have made it possible for our dentists to comfortably straighten teeth more quickly than you might have thought possible and modern braces are designed to be extremely discreet. There is no need to worry that we will fit you with highly visible and unsightly “train tracks” as today’s orthodontics couldn’t be more different. So what are your options?

braces clacton on seaRemovable or Invisible Braces

Our removable braces are amazingly discreet and can use clear plastic aligners to comfortably straighten teeth. Not surprisingly this choice is extremely popular as once in place the braces are virtually invisible. These braces are very easy to use as you simply need to wear each set of aligners for approximately two weeks. After this period the aligners are discarded for the next set in the series. Treatment continues until your teeth are in the positions that will have been pre-planned by our dentist in Clacton.

Fixed Braces

We also offer a fixed brace system called Fastbraces and which can be suitable for both children and adults. Just because it is fixed doesn’t mean it’s not worth considering as it is extremely discreet. With Fastbraces, the shape of the bracket has been designed to help move the root of the tooth as well as the crown at the same time. This is a little different from conventional teeth straightening in Clacton where normally the crown of the tooth is moved first with the tooth root moving later. The fact that we are able to move both together means that treatment is very comfortable and quick. Treatment can take anywhere from three months to a year to complete and we can achieve some great results.

It might be difficult to try and decide which teeth straightening option is best for you and this is where our dentist in Clacton can help. When you come to visit us to find out about braces then we will carefully assess the position of your teeth and the relationship between your upper and lower teeth, which is the way they bite or occlude together. It’s possible we may wish to take x-rays and impressions to decide on the best course of treatment for you. You will find we take a lot of time to explain each type of treatment and can answer all the questions you might have about fixed and removable braces. Ultimately our aim is to make sure your teeth straightening in Clacton provides the best possible results.

If you have decided that this will be the year that you finally straighten your teeth, then why not give us a call to book your initial consultation. This is free and will give you much more information about all the benefits of braces. Just give us a call on 01255 221001.

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