You can choose from three of the latest techniques in orthodontics making it more successful and easier on you!
TOOTH COLOUR BRACKETS
The ‘metal mouth’ look is ancient history. We use clear ceramic brackets which appeal to those who do not want their braces to be noticeable. With white wires and translucent brackets the natural beauty of your teeth may shine through during treatment.
This is a revolutionary way to straighten teeth without the use of wires.
Invisalign use a series of transparent aligners made of a thin clear plastic which fit onto your teeth, like a very thin mouth guard. They are nearly invisible and can be easily removed for brushing and flossing your teeth. Invisalign allows you to still enjoy your favorite food and smile without holding back.
INVISIBLE TREATMENT WITH LINGUAL APPLIANCES
The name ‘lingual’ refers to the attachment of a brace on the inner surface of the tooth, inside the mouth, where they cannot be seen. This type of brace is completely undetectable! This means that your teeth may be straightened without the worry that your appearance may be affected during treatment. Specialist training is necessary to apply lingual braces, as the technique is different to that used for conventional labial braces.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
How long will treatment take and does it take longer than normal braces?
The treatment time is about the same as with normal (labial) braces. Depending on the complexity of the problem, the treatment can take between 6 to 24 months.
Can anyone have lingual orthodontics?
Age does not limit the use of a lingual brace. However, it may be more difficult to provide lingual braces for children since their teeth may not have fully erupted. If the teeth are very small it is more difficult to place the brace.
If your teeth and gums are not healthy, braces are not suitable. Does it hurt?
Just like normal braces, lingual braces may be uncomfortable for a few days. During this time you may take painkillers to reduce the discomfort and place wax over the bracket to make it smoother for the tongue.
Will it affect my speech?
Most people notice a change in their speech, particularly over the first few weeks. This generally improves after an initial period of adaptation.
Will I be able to clean my teeth as normal?
You do need to spend more time to cleaning your teeth. It is important to maintain a good standard of oral hygiene. You may need to visit the hygienist to have your teeth cleaned professionally every 3-4 months during treatment.
Will it work for me?