Teeth straightening is a big decision and not all adults are thrilled with the prospect of metal braces. Luckily, modern dentistry offers discreet braces that work just like traditional braces with one difference: they are almost invisible.
Discreet braces in St John’s Wood are designed to blend in with the natural tone of the teeth. They are usually white, transparent or in the case or removable appliances, clear, and very discreet to wear. That’s why they are ideal for self-conscious adults or teenagers, who cannot afford to have a metal smile for professional or other reasons. Adult braces in St John’s Wood are available in many dental practices, including Aura Dental.
The Inman aligner is an innovative, removable teeth straightening treatment that moves teeth in a shorter period of time compared to traditional bracket and wire methods. The appliance consists of two opposing spring loaded aligners bars that apply gentle but continuous pressure to the teeth. This differs to traditional braces which only put pressure on the teeth in the days after a dentist has tightened the wires.
The Inman aligner sits across the front four to six teeth and can straighten them in around three months. Regular visits to the dentist are required throughout the treatment so that space can be made for the teeth to move into.
Removable Invisible Braces
Patients who want an even more discreet teeth straightening option, can opt for removable aligners, which are virtually invisible. This treatment consists of a series of transparent aligners, which are made of high-quality, smooth plastic. Patients wear them for two weeks before moving to the next set in the series, until their teeth have reached the final position. Removable aligners are very comfortable to wear and can be taken out to eat and brush the teeth. However, patients are recommended to wear them at least 22 hours per day for maximum effectiveness.
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles are fixed braces with clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, which are barely invisible. These braces are ideal for patients who want to straighten their front teeth quickly and effectively within six months.