Orthodontics are essentially a form of dentistry that aims to straighten the teeth. Aside from general straightening, braces can also be used to amend overbites (front protrusion of the teeth) and help solve jaw problems for many patients. Aside from the functional advantages of orthodontics, braces can also dramatically increase a patient’s self-confidence after treatment. Traditional metal braces use metal brackets and wires (which are glued to the surface of the teeth using a special dental adhesive), but despite producing effective results, many patients wish for braces with a more subtle, aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Traditional metal orthodontics in Colchester
Although modern advancements have been made within the field of dentistry, traditional metal braces are still popular at our clinic, and can be seen as the norm with younger patients. Traditional braces have the advantage of being able to fix more severe dental issues, such as serious overcrowding or front protrusion of the teeth.
A subtle and modern dental alternative
If you are looking at receiving a form of orthodontics in Colchester, but would rather have a discreet brace, then our dental team can help. Our clinic understands that some of our patients, especially those of the older generation, and those who have previously received braces, may prefer to avoid obvious dental work, this is why we offer ‘invisible braces’.
A few examples
Many of our patients (whether they’re old or new) may have heard of clear aligners, but may not be aware of the many other discreet forms of orthodontics on the dental market. Our dental clinic within Colchester not only offers Invisalign (arguably the more popular brand provider of clear aligners), but also Inman aligners, commonly referred to as lingual braces, and CFast cosmetic braces.
Are Invisalign right for me?
Clear aligners are transparent plastic trays which are moulded uniquely to each patient’s teeth, and mouth. Clear aligners are invisible, and are therefore perfect for patients who wish to avoid an obvious metal brace. In terms of the treatment process, Invisalign initially needs an oral scan, to create the first set of plastic trays. After the trays are created, patients will have to replace their trays every few weeks, in order to create their desired smile. In terms of convenience, patients who wish to remove their orthodontics for work and social events may lean more towards this option.
Why choose us to receive your orthodontics in Colchester?
Choosing a dental clinic to receive any form of treatment (whether this be general, restorative, or cosmetic) can be a hard decision, and may require a lot of research. Our dental team understands that patient reviews are very important within modern dentistry, this is why we make ours widely available for all of our potential patients. Aside from our testimonials, we believe that our friendly and highly skilled team, along with our many dental awards should make us an obvious choice for many patients.
The first step to achieving your dream smile
If you are a patient who is considering treatment with us, we suggest you come in for a free initial consultation. During this free consultation, we can discuss all possible treatment options for you, as well as address any price concerns you may have before commencing treatment. Booking a free consultation with our treatment coordinator is extremely quick and simple, and requires only a few personal details via our online application form.