That Straighter Smile Could Be Faster Than You Ever Imagined

Everybody would like to have a beautifully straight smile but not everyone had the chance for orthodontic treatment as a child. However undergoing orthodontics as an adult can seem quite daunting as it is easy to imagine that treatment will be costly and time-consuming, involving many months if not years. In fact with modern orthodontics this often isn’t the case and here at South Benfleet Dental Care we have a number of different braces options that can comfortably and quickly straighten your teeth, often just in a matter of a few months. These braces include Six Months Smiles, Fast Braces and the Inman Aligner. So how does each of them work?

The Inman Aligner

teeth straightening in south benfleetThis is a great brace for sorting out problems that only affect your front teeth. It is fully removable and consists of two thin metal bows that are powered by two nickel titanium springs. One bow goes across the front of your teeth while the other is situated inside your teeth and the nickel titanium springs create a squeezing action to reposition your teeth. The brace is fully removable so it’s easy to look after your dental health during treatment and it is reasonably discreet. Often treatment will only take a few months to complete.

Six Months Smiles

As you might have guessed, this brace can straighten your teeth in as little as six months. The brace consists of tooth coloured wires that are nearly invisible and which are attached to tiny clear brackets. The advantage of having a fixed brace is that it will be working every second of the day to straighten your teeth and the brackets are designed to place low forces on your teeth, increasing the comfort of treatment while shortening overall treatment times.


Fastbraces is another adult orthodontic system that is able to treat a comprehensive range of orthodontic problems. The great thing about this treatment is that both the tooth root and the tooth are moved at the same time using the innovative triangular shaped brackets. This particular system can treat all sorts of different problems including issues with your bite or occlusion and problems with unevenly spaced teeth or overcrowded teeth.

Finding out Which Brace Will Work for You

If you are interested in teeth straightening in South Benfleet, the best thing to do is to book a consultation with our dentist. After examining your teeth and jaws, they will be able to recommend the most suitable form of orthodontic treatment as it’s likely one system may be better than another for your individual needs. It’s important that you are prepared to wear the braces as directed and if they are fixed then you will need to spend a little additional time cleaning thoroughly around the brackets during treatment. As treatment is so quick this shouldn’t really be a problem. Afterwards you will need to wear retainers to ensure your teeth remain in their proper positions until they have settled down. Retainers do need to be worn with just about all types of orthodontic treatment.

If you are interested in straightening your crooked teeth in South Benfleet, give us a call on 01268 793485.

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