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Which Type of Braces Will Be Right for You?

Have you been thinking about straightening your teeth in the near future? There’s never been a better time to do so with the introduction of newer orthodontic technologies that are designed to move your teeth quickly and with minimum discomfort. Here at Ladbroke Grove Dental Care, we have several different types of braces on offer so whatever your needs, we can find an orthodontic system that will suit you.

braces in Ladbroke GroveIt all depends on the extent of the problems you have with your occlusion and the number of teeth affected. For example, some people may only have a few front teeth that are crooked or significantly out of alignment and their teeth will generally bite together in the correct way. The changes required would be relatively minor and it may be possible to use one of the cosmetic braces available on the market today. Our dentist in Ladbroke Grove may suggest using the Inman Aligner.

What Is the Inman Aligner?

This is a removable brace that uses two very thin metal bows, one of which is situated inside the teeth, while the other bow fits on the outside of the teeth. The bows are powered by nickel titanium springs and they work by producing a squeezing action to move the teeth into the correct positions. This brace can often produce results within just a few short months and the fact that it is removable makes it very easy to use. If this brace isn’t quite right and you require more substantial treatment then we have a couple of other options available, both of which can produce excellent results. One popular brace is nearly invisible.

What Are Invisible Braces?

Invisible braces are ideal for adults who perhaps feel slightly self-conscious about wearing braces in Ladbroke Grove. Invisible braces consist of a clear plastic aligner that looks a bit like a tooth whitening tray and which fits tightly over the teeth. Each set of aligners is worn for approximately two weeks before being exchanged for a new set. As these braces are removable, they are very easy to use. Ideally they need to be worn for 22 hours each day, but you are allowed to keep them out for the very occasional special event. However sometimes fixed braces can produce better results.

Why Use Fixed Braces?

If your orthodontic problems are quite complex, sometimes fixed braces can simply produce better results. This is because they will be working all the time to move your teeth and the use of brackets enables our dentist in Ladbroke Grove to precisely plan each tooth movement. These days it’s possible to have clear or tooth coloured brackets, and we use a system called Six Months Smiles where the brackets are extremely small and triangular-shaped and are attached to a single wire. There is no need for any elastic bands. As the name suggests, this brace generally takes around six months to move teeth as it moves both the tooth root and the tooth at the same time.

So which is best for you? Anyway we can tell for sure is to have a consultation with you, so call us on 020 7727 9836 to book your appointment today.

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