Finding the perfect braces or aligners: adult orthodontics explored

Adults considering braces are likely to look for different things to children and teenagers in the same position. Capital Dental in Twickenham offers a number of different adult orthodontic treatment options, and your dentist will work hard to find the perfect one for you.

cosmetic-bracesWhilst metal braces remain popular with a lot of young people, who enjoy the ability to customise their brace with various coloured elastics, for adults discretion tends to be the number one item on the orthodontic wishlist. The team at Capital Dental in Twickenham appreciates the need for subtler treatment, and offers a range of discreet braces and aligners designed to move adult teeth without being immediately obvious.

Benefits of orthodontics

There are more than just aesthetic gains to be made in straightening your teeth as an adult. It is easier to clean your teeth when they are in proper alignment, because there are fewer areas for plaque bacteria to gather in. So long as you have a good brushing and flossing routine and pay regular visits to your dentist and hygienist, both braces and aligners can reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Improving the alignment of your teeth can also help to boost your body image and your confidence in a variety of situations.

Twickenham braces and aligners

When you come to Capital Dental in Twickenham for an orthodontic consultation, your dentist will conduct a thorough clinical assessment to determine the type and amount of correction you need. We offer treatment both with fixed braces and removable aligners, and the pros and cons of all relevant options will be discussed during this initial consultation.

Among the systems on offer at our Twickenham clinic are:

Cfast Braces

These cosmetic braces comprise tooth-coloured components, and act in just a few short months by focussing on the front six teeth.

FastBraces

Available as metal or tooth-coloured braces, FastBraces can be used for a wider range of orthodontic correction. Their unique design means they act quicker than standard appliances.

Invisalign

A system of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign fit over your teeth to gently guide them into a new position.

Braces or aligners: which is better to straighten my teeth?

For adults who want straighter teeth, modern braces and aligners are discreet and effective solutions. Capital Dental in Twickenham offers a variety of both fixed and removable orthodontic appliances. When you come in for a teeth straightening consultation, your dentist will help you to choose the best system for your clinical situation and your lifestyle.

straighten-teethMetal braces are no longer the only option for people who want straighter teeth. At Capital Dental in Twickenham we offer orthodontic treatment to patients of all ages.

At our Twickenham dental practice we believe that everyone deserves a smile to be proud of. But should you go for braces or aligners?

Twickenham braces and aligners

Benefits of braces:

  1. A very predictable solution, giving your dentist maximum control over each tooth’s movement.
  2. The variety of braces available at Capital Dental Twickenham mean they can be used for both rapid cosmetic and more intensive correction.
  3. Modern braces are designed to blend in with your teeth.
  4. Once your dentist fits them, you don’t need to worry about remembering to take them out/put them in – they stay in position for the duration of treatment.

Things to remember about braces:

  1. You may need to adapt your dental hygiene techniques to clean around them.
  2. Some foods, for example toffees, should be avoided when wearing a fixed brace.
  3. Some systems take a few days to adapt to in terms of speaking or playing woodwind/brass instruments.

Benefits of aligners:

  1. Most people won’t even notice you are wearing them.
  2. Highly convenient – you can take them out for short periods to eat, drink, or clean.
  3. No special dental hygiene techniques needed – just pop them out to brush your teeth as normal.
  4. Some systems (such as the Inman Aligner) work in a very short time-frame.

Things to remember about aligners:

  1. Not suitable for all types of orthodontic correction.
  2. You need to remember to put them back in when you take them out, so that treatment progresses as planned.
  3. With systems such as Invisalign or SmileTru, you need to remember to change your aligner as your teeth move, as advised by your clinician.

The benefits of braces for adult teeth straightening

Treatment with braces can be beneficial to patients of all ages. At Capital Dental in Twickenham we offer a number of teeth straightening treatments specifically designed for adults – many of which act far more quickly than traditional orthodontic appliances. Depending on the type and amount of correction you require, your dream of straighter teeth could be a reality in just a few months.

teeth-straightening-hamptonA lot of people, on hearing words such as “braces” or “orthodontics”, can only picture the fixed metal appliances favoured by teenagers. However, the orthodontic world has undergone something of a transformation in recent years, meaning that there are now a number of far more subtle options available to adults who want to improve the alignment of their teeth.

At our Twickenham dental practice, we understand the desire for a beautifully aligned smile can all too often be countered by the thought of wearing metal braces for months or even years on end. It’s not hard to see why such appliances are not compatible with a professional adult lifestyle.

When you come for an orthodontic consultation at Capital Dental in Twickenham, we will perform a thorough clinical examination to ascertain the type and amount of correction required. We will then talk you through the pros and cons of all appropriate treatments, so that you can be confident in the choice you make, and will know exactly what to expect.

We offer both fixed braces and removable aligners for adult teeth straightening at our Twickenham dental practice. Each have their merits and are more suited to certain clinical situations.

One of the major benefits of braces is that they give your dentist or orthodontist maximum control over the movement of each tooth.

Among the brace systems on offer at Capital Dental, Twickenham, are:

FastBraces

These braces are unique because they move the roots and crowns of the teeth together for significantly shortened treatment times. We offer tooth-coloured FastBraces designed to blend into your mouth.

Cfast

Cfast cosmetic braces work in as little as five months, because they focus on the teeth in your smile line. Comprising clear and tooth-coloured components, they are not immediately noticeable.

Adult braces are both subtle and functional: here’s what they can do

Discreet braces and aligners designed for subtle orthodontic correction have risen rapidly in popularity in recent years. Capital Dental in Hampton offers a large number of discreet orthodontic treatment options, which can be an excellent choice for adults with busy professional lifestyles.

adult-bracesAdults who missed out on orthodontic treatment during their teenage years, or who experienced adult relapse through not maintaining the retention stage of their treatment for long enough, often feel trapped with their misaligned teeth. Unhappy to show their smile off because of crooked, crowded, or protruding teeth, but similarly unwilling to wear obvious metal braces, they believe that poorly aligned teeth is just their lot in life.

At Capital Dental in Hampton, we urge you to think again. In 2016 braces don’t have to equate with a mouth full of metal, and in some cases orthodontic treatment doesn’t have to mean wearing a fixed brace at all.

Orthodontic treatment has many benefits for patients of all ages. As well as improving your smile’s aesthetic appearance and boosting your confidence, properly aligned teeth are easier to keep clean because there are fewer hard-to-reach gaps in which plaque can accumulate. Straightening your teeth can cut your risk of gum disease and dental decay.

Protruding front teeth are more at risk of damage from accidental blows to the face, whilst problems with the bite can restrict your diet and can, in some cases, lead to bruxism – night-time tooth grinding. By using either braces or aligners, you can improve all of these conditions.

Hampton braces and aligners: treatment options

When you come to Capital Dental in Hampton for an orthodontic consultation, your dentist will assess the type and amount of correction required, and will take lifestyle factors into account whenever possible.

Depending on your clinical situation, they may recommend:

Tooth-coloured braces

With clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured wires, these braces are designed to blend in with the natural colour of your teeth. We offer tooth-coloured braces for quick cosmetic correction, as well as to treat more intensive problems.

Invisalign

Sometimes called invisible braces, this system of clear, removable aligners can correct a wide range of problems.

No metal braces? No problem! Discreet teeth straightening options

In the modern world, metal braces are far from the only option when it comes to straightening your teeth. Capital Dental in Hampton offers a range of orthodontic treatments, including both fixed appliances and removable ones. If you would like to learn more about straightening your teeth, come in and join us for a consultation.

metal-braces-hamptonThere are many benefits to be gained from teeth straightening treatment, and not all of them are aesthetic. Of course, improving the alignment of your teeth can boost your confidence and improve your interactions with other people, but did you know there are health benefits to be had, too?

Straightening your teeth reduces the number of awkward to reach areas where plaque can build up. So long as you have a good home cleaning routine, and visit your dentist and hygienist on a regular basis, improving the alignment of your teeth can gut your risk of dental decay and gum disease.

Because gum disease has been linked to a range of general medical conditions, including strokes and heart disease, straightening your teeth with either braces or aligners can also be a boon to your overall health.

Aligners and braces in Hampton: your options

Come into Capital Dental in Hampton for a teeth straightening consultation and your dentist will perform a complete clinical examination. They will then talk you through all of the relevant treatment options to suit your needs. Individual systems of braces and aligners are all best suited to different conditions, and we are committed to find the perfect one for you.

Among the options at our Hampton clinic are:

FastBraces

These braces have a unique design that enables the movement of both the crowns and roots of teeth at the same time, cutting treatment length considerably. With tooth-coloured and clear components, they are very discreet.

Cfast Braces

Tooth-coloured braces that focus on the “social six” front teeth in the smile line, Cfast can gently move your teeth in a matter of months.

Invisalign

Clear, removable aligners, Invisalign offers an alternative to fixed braces. You will prescribed the required number of aligners, which you change every fortnight as your teeth move.

More to orthodontics than metal braces: discreet teeth straightening

Metal braces were once the only way a dentist or orthodontist could straighten teeth, but things have changed. At Capital Dental in Hampton we offer a wide range of subtler teeth-straightening options, using both fixed and removable appliances.

teeth-straightening-hamptonAn increasing number of adults are taking an interested in teeth straightening. Whether they missed out on treatment as a child or they had treatment only to experience adult relapse, as more people start to appreciate the true value of an alluring smile, so the demand for teeth straightening has grown.

At our Hampton dental practice we understand that for many adults, the thought of traditional metal braces can be a barrier to treatment. However, we also know that straightening your teeth has numerous health as well as aesthetic benefits, so if you would like to improve the alignment of your teeth in a subtler manner, why not come into Capital Dental in Hampton for a consultation?

Hampton braces and aligners

The ideal treatment for you will depend on your clinical situation – the type and amount of correction needed. Your dentist will also take lifestyle factors and personal preference into account whenever possible.

Among the treatments we offer are:

FastBraces

FastBraces have a unique design that means, unlike other brace systems that move the roots and the crowns of teeth separately, with FastBraces the whole tooth is moved at the same time. This speeds up treatment and is suitable for a wide range of orthodontic situations. FastBraces are available as either traditional metal appliances, or subtler clear and tooth-coloured braces.

Cfast Braces

Designed for quick cosmetic correction of minor issues affecting the front teeth, these braces comprise clear brackets and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires for maximum discretion.

Smile Tru

Treatment involves using a system of clear, removable aligners to guide your teeth into a better position. Because they are removable, you need no special dental hygiene techniques during treatment. You change your aligner fortnightly.

Inman Aligner

This single aligner provides rapid correction for problems including adult relapse, protrusion, moderate crowding and tooth rotation problems. Average treatment times with the Inman Aligner are between eight and 16 weeks, thanks to its unique design.

Alternatives to metal braces for adult teeth straightening

Braces tend to conjure up the image of metal train-tracks, attached to the teeth of teenagers for lengthy periods of time. At Capital Dental in Hampton, we offer a number of more discreet orthodontic options – designed to straighten adults’ teeth without a glint of metal in sight.

cosmetic-bracesHealth benefits of teeth straightening

At our Hampton dental practice, we are keen to point out that whilst many modern orthodontic appliances are referred to as “cosmetic” orthodontics or “cosmetic” braces, there are always health benefits to be gained from straightening your teeth.

To an extent, these benefits will depend on the current state of your teeth, and on the type and amount of correction that’s required. They include:

  • Straighter teeth being easier to keep clean, with fewer awkward areas where plaque can build up
  • More even distribution of the forces generated by biting and chewing, so that no teeth are put under excessive strain;
  • Reduced risk of injury or loss of front teeth through accident and injury if protrusion is rectified
  • Improvement of bruxism and headaches caused by teeth grinding if the bite is better positioned.

At our Hampton dental practice, we routinely use both fixed appliances – braces – and removable appliances – aligners – to straighten adults’ teeth. The perfect appliance for you will depend on your clinical need, combined with an element of personal preference. This will be discussed at your initial orthodontic consultation.

When you come into Capital Dental in Hampton for an orthodontic consultation, your dentist will perform a clinical examination as well as listening to your concerns about your tooth alignment. They will then talk you through the pros and cons of each appropriate treatment option, before helping you to make an informed choice.

Among the options at Capital Dental Hampton are:

Tooth coloured braces

These may be fast-acting cosmetic braces such as Cfast, or more traditional appliances such as FastBraces. Comprising tooth-coloured wires and clear ceramic brackets, these braces use the traditional mechanics of orthodontics to move your teeth.

Clear aligners

Clear aligners are removable and fit comfortably over your teeth to guide them into a new position. We offer several brands at our Hampton clinic.

Subtle braces to straighten adults’ teeth

If you think that treatment with braces has to mean a metallic glint to your smile, we ask you to think again. At Capital Dental in Twickenham, we recognise that traditional metal train-track devices are not suitable for everyone, which is why we are proud to offer a number of subtler orthodontic treatment options.

braces hamptonThe benefits of orthodontics for all ages

Orthodontic treatment is now seen as standard for children and teenagers in the UK, but what about the many adults who would like to straighten their teeth? It may be that you missed out on orthodontic treatment as a child, or you may have experienced adult relapse – which means your teeth have moved back to their original position.

At our Twickenham dental practice we welcome adult orthodontic patients. Whether your teeth are in need of mild cosmetic correction, or you have more extensive issues affecting your bite, our skilled team will work hard to find the perfect solution for your individual case.

Even cosmetic braces have health benefits. By straightening the teeth they become easier to clean, with fewer gaps for food particles to get trapped in. So long as you visit your dentist and hygienist regularly and have a good tooth cleaning routine at home, straightening your teeth can reduce your risk of gum disease and tooth decay.

Twickenham discreet braces and aligners

If you are interested in straightening your teeth in a subtler way than with traditional metal braces, we invite you to join us at our Twickenham practice for an orthodontic consultation. Your dentist will undertake a thorough clinical examination before talking you through the pros and cons of all the relevant treatment options. We want you to be entirely happy with your decision and aware of any impact treatment could have on your daily life, so we will furnish you with all the information needed to make an informed choice.

We use both fixed appliances – braces – and removable appliances – aligners at our Twickenham dental practice. The best one for your case will depend on your clinical need and on lifestyle factors.

Our adult braces comprise clear and tooth-coloured parts.

Alternatives to metal braces in Hampton

Metal braces are no longer the only option for patients who want straighter teeth. At Capital Dental in Hampton, we understand the dilemma faced by many adults who would like to straighten their teeth but balk at the thought of traditional metal appliances. That’s why we are proud to offer a number of subtler alternatives.

metal-braces-hamptonThe benefits of straighter teeth

Many of these appliances are referred to as “cosmetic braces” but at our Hampton dental practice we are keen to point out that as well as the aesthetic benefits to be gained from straightening your teeth, there are health benefits to be had to. To put it simply, straighter teeth tend to be healthier teeth, because with fewer gaps and spaces in which food particles can get trapped and plaque bacteria can build up, good dental hygiene is easier to maintain. With regular visits to your dentist and a good home care regime, straightening your teeth can reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Teeth straightening in Hampton: your options

If you are interested in learning more about how discreet orthodontics could help you, we invite you to join us at Capital Dental Hampton for a consultation. A dentist will perform a complete clinical examination and diagnosis, then will take your preferences and lifestyle factors into consideration before devising a treatment plan.

Depending on your needs, we may recommend fixed braces or removable clear aligners. Among your treatment options at our Hampton dental centre are:

Cfast braces

Cfast are cosmetic braces that work in approximately six months, by focussing on the teeth in your smile line. Comprising clear and tooth-coloured components, Cfast blend in nicely with the natural colour of your teeth.

Invisalign

Invisalign is a popular system of clear aligners that offer an alternative to braces. They can correct a wide array of orthodontic concerns, and have the additional benefit of being removable, which is good for your oral hygiene.

Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is a single clear aligner designed to correct adult relapse and protrusion and crowding issues with the front teeth. Again, this aligner is removable.

Braces don’t need to be obvious: discreet orthodontic solutions in Twickenham

In this day and age, braces don’t have to equate obvious metal appliances, and teeth straightening need not always involved fixed appliances. At Capital Dental in Twickenham, we embrace developments in modern orthodontic care, and are proud to offer a range of subtler ways to straighten your teeth than traditional metal “train-tracks”.

discreet-orthodonticTwickenham braces and aligners

Discreet orthodontics is one of the fastest-growing areas of modern dentistry. It involves the use of either subtle fixed appliances – braces – or clear and removable aligners to change the position of your teeth without everybody having to know you are having treatment. Depending on your clinical needs, many of these appliances also work far more quickly than standard orthodontic appliances.

If you are interested in teeth straightening without the train-tracks, why not call in to our Twickenham dental practice for an orthodontic consultation? Your dentist will assess the type and amount of correction required, and will then talk you through the pros and cons of all of our relevant treatment options.

Among the discreet orthodontic solutions available at Capital Dental in Twickenham are:

Cfast braces

These cosmetic braces are designed for mild to moderate repositioning of the front teeth, and have an average treatment time of just six months. Comprising clear brackets and tooth-coloured nickel titanium wires, Cfast blends in with the natural shade of your teeth.

Inman Aligner

This single clear aligner is used to correct adult relapse and protrusion issues with the front teeth. Its unique design enables it to act rapidly and comfortably, and it is practically invisible in your mouth.

Quick Straight Teeth

Quick Straight Teeth braces are designed to act discreetly and fast. They are cosmetic appliances that work on the front six to eight teeth.

Invisalign

This system of removable, clear aligners provides an alternative to fixed appliances, and can treat more complex cases than cosmetic brace systems.