Orthodontics are a form of dentistry which aims to realign and straighten the teeth. Orthodontics are not only suitable for the correction of crooked teeth or teeth which cross over, but they are also used to help amend overbites. At our clinic in Colchester, many of our patients wish to have full confidence in their smile and we believe we can help them achieve this. Our dental practice not only embraces traditional metal braces, but we also offer Invisalign, Inman aligners, and Six Month Smiles.
What are traditional metal braces?
Traditional metal braces are frequently referred to as the ‘original’ orthodontics in Colchester and use a combination of metal brackets and wires, to encourage the teeth to move in a positive direction. Traditional metal braces are considered a cheaper alternative, however the results are never compromised in comparison to alternative forms of orthodontics.
Are traditional metal braces right for me?
Despite the many advancements within dental technologies, traditional metal braces have continued to produce effective dental results, for many years. Traditional metal braces may be recommended by our dentists for patients who are looking for a cost effective treatment, or for those with more serious, complicated dental cases.
What can they fix?
Traditional braces can be used to fix the most severe overbites, extreme overcrowding, gaps within the mouth, as well as underbites.
The more discreet forms of braces on offer
Despite our traditional metal braces producing effective and long lasting results, we understand that many of our patients may wish for a more subtle alternative. One example of the alternative forms of orthodontics we offer are clear aligners, the brand provider we use are known as Invisalign.
Invisalign could be argued as the largest brand provider of clear aligners within the field of dentistry, due to their invisible and effective dental results. Clear aligners are transparent plastic trays which are replaced every few weeks, in order to adjust the position of the teeth within the mouth.
Patients who may be eligible for Invisalign
If you are a teenager or adult who does not wish for obvious dental work, then Invisalign could be perfect for you. Clear aligners can help amend overcrowding of the teeth, as well as moderate overbites and underbites. Despite common misconception, Invisalign is not only suitable for first time users of braces, but they can also be used to refresh previous orthodontic results.
How does Invisalign actually work?
Despite their undeniable popularity within the field of dentistry, many of our patients may be unsure of how the treatment works. First, the impressions are taken using either a dental putty, or a digital system. After the clear aligners are received from our Invisalign provider, our patients wear them for a period of a few weeks, before they are replaced by a new set of aligners, gradually moving teeth into a better alignment and thus improving a patient’s smile and dental function.
Caring for your new smile
Once your treatment process is complete, you will have to wear a retainer, in order to maintain your orthodontic results! The retainer should be worn every night, however the frequency will decline after several months. If you are interested in any of our orthodontic options at our clinic in Colchester, feel free to get in touch, to arrange your first consultation with us at The Dental Studio.