How an orthodontist can help you achieve a healthy smile

Dental treatment to achieve straighter teeth is not just something children and Woman with Invisalignteenagers can benefit from. Today there is a wider range of teeth straightening solutions available that also cater to adults. Advances in dental technologies have seen braces become more comfortable, discreet and effective. Finding the right fit for you simply requires a visit to the orthodontist.

An orthodontist is a dentist who has undergone advanced training to treat irregularities of the teeth and jaws using braces. London is home to many dental practices with experienced orthodontists, with Harley Street Dental Clinic being one of these. With their orthodontist in London you can achieve straighter teeth without sporting the ‘train track’ look.

Subtle solutions

Over the years, new types of braces have been developed that have less of a cosmetic impact on your smile during your treatment. You now have more options to explore, whether you need fixed braces or a removable appliance.

Lingual braces are one of the most discreet fixed systems for straightening teeth and can be used by both children and adults. Like traditional fixed braces, metal wires and brackets are attached to your teeth, where they remain for the duration of your treatment. However with lingual braces the big difference is that they are attached to the backs of your teeth. Hidden from view, you needn’t feel self-conscious about your smile when wearing these braces. The brackets are designed specifically for your teeth. This ensures a good fit and effective treatment.

When it comes to removable braces, Invisalign technology uses clear aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. Their almost invisible appearance means there is hardly any impact on the aesthetics of your smile. Your series of aligners will be designed from a 3D image of your teeth, which will be created from impressions taken at your initial consultation. Each aligner is worn for two weeks before it is switched for the next in the series. You should wear your aligner for at least 20-22 hours a day for your treatment to work best. This does however mean you can take them off to eat, brush and floss.

You can find out which treatment is right for you by seeing an orthodontist in Harley Street.