Orthodontics in Colchester involves both the art and science of moving teeth. To give you amazing results that you can be proud of, we at The Dental Studio have a wide range of treatment options. Let us introduce you to some of the most popular ones and how they work.
Straighter, symmetrical smiles can significantly improve your confidence, helping with your personal and professional life. There are many reasons why working professionals do not consider dental realignment possible when they evaluate their opportunities for self-improvement. The biggest factor for this is the association between dental realignment and the traditional metal brace. Although teenagers have the advantage of being able to invest the time, effort and somewhat social awkwardness into wearing a metal brace (safe in the knowledge that it will pay dividends in the future), this is a gamble that many of our adult patients are unwilling to take.
Invisalign is a clear aligner system that uses sets of clear plastic forms. They are completely transparent and easily overlooked in everyday use but behave in much the same way as the traditional braces, consistently pushing on teeth to alter their positions over time.
The Invisalign aligners are also not fixed in place, so you can take them out and place them back in anytime you wish. In fact, we recommend that you remove them before you eat, drink or brush. Furthermore, given that they are removable, Invisalign aligners are very easy to clean and maintain, and they will not impact your dietary choices.
The 6-month smiles is a treatment system that, as the name may suggest, focuses on completing all of your realignments or orthodontics in Colchester within a 6-month time frame. This involves a combination of a minimalistic brace with very thin nickel steel, which is visually subtle whilst also being extremely rigid.
When we prescribe a patient for the 6-month smiles treatment, the schedule and goals are focused on the most aesthetically important teeth making it a form of realignment, making it appropriate for cosmetic work but unsuited for patients with more complex needs or issues with molar alignment.
The Cfast brace
Cfast braces are a type of lingual brace, sharing some of the structural elements of a traditional metal brace, such as the use of brackets and wires. The difference, however, is that Cfast braces are attached to the posterior surface of each tooth, facing inwards towards the tongue. This creates a few engineering challenges, like the need for lower profile brackets and more subtle archwires so that the device does not obstruct speech but leaves the patient with a stealthy brace that is difficult to notice.
Every patient is different, and although we at The Dental Studio endeavour to provide the widest range of choices, there is a need to balance these whilst guiding a patient towards a treatment schedule that would be most appropriate for them. We would need to assess your mouth thoroughly before being able to comment on which orthodontics in Colchester may be right for you. If you would like an assessment, please feel free to contact our clinic, and we would happily book you in.