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:


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