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Why orthodontics isn’t just for kids

Think orthodontics, and what do you picture? If it’s metal train-track braces and head gear, you are not alone – many adults still think this is the only form of orthodontic treatment available, which can be enough to put them off seeking treatment.

orthodontics-treatmentBut they are wrong. Discreet orthodontics is one of the fastest-growing areas of modern dentistry, and involves the use of either subtle braces or clear aligners to improve the position of your teeth. Imperial Dental Care in Harrow offers adults treatment with both discreet fixed braces and clear, removable aligners.

Invisible braces are made from tooth-coloured and clear parts. The brackets are usually clear and ceramic, whilst the wires are made from nickel-titanium that is designed to blend in with the natural shade of your teeth. This means they are not immediately obvious in everyday life.

These brace systems can be fast-acting cosmetic braces such as Six Month Smiles, or specially-designed systems such as FastBraces, which can provide a greater degree of correction in a much shortened time period thanks to their unique design, which enables the movement of the roots and crowns of teeth together.

In some cases, clear, removable aligners can be used in place of fixed braces. This type of treatment has next to no impact on your daily life, because you can safely take your aligner out for short periods to eat and drink, to clean, and to brush your teeth like normal – no special dental hygiene techniques are required with aligners.

At our Harrow dental practice we use the Inman Aligner, which is a single appliance that can rapidly correct issues such as crowding or protrusion affecting the front teeth. The Inman Aligner uses a unique design of springs, coils and a barely-noticeable bar to push and pull your teeth into a better position.

One of the most notable things about the Inman Aligner is how fast it works. Average treatment times range from just six to 18 weeks, making it the fastest orthodontic treatment available from our Harrow dental centre.

Anyone interested in subtle orthodontic treatment is welcome to join us at Imperial Dental Care for a no-obligation consultation.

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