When you think of braces, you may think of months to years of wearing metal brackets and wires, but just like all other technologies, teeth straightening has evolved considerably over the years. Nowadays, children and adults can choose from many options, some of which are very discreet.
At Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic we use a variety of braces in Farnham to help you achieve a straighter smile. Invisible aligners like Invisalign gently move your teeth into position, while being basically invisible. Incognito custom-made lingual braces are fixed behind your teeth to align them discreetly, and low-friction Damon braces move your teeth gently, ensuring there is space for permanent teeth to emerge.
Designed for both teenagers and adults, Invisalign clear aligners can help transform your smile through a unique treatment developed just for you. These custom-made, transparent, plastic aligners are created with the help of 3D technology to allow your dentist to monitor your treatment. Getting Invisalign is a commitment where you will be required to wear your aligners for 22 hours per day. However, you can remove them to eat, drink or brush your teeth. While every case is unique, treatment typically takes a year.
Incognito braces are placed behind your teeth, so no one will even know you are undergoing teeth straightening treatment unless you want them to. These unique braces are made with nickel-titanium brackets and wires and are customised to fit each one of your teeth. Incognito braces work just like traditional metal braces and are ideal for teenagers and adults alike. A consultation with your dentist can determine if Incognito braces in Farnham are right for you.
Low-friction Damon braces, also known as self-ligating braces, differ from traditional braces in that they do not require an elastic tie to hold wires in place. Instead, they are made of a built-in mechanism that slides shut to prevent the wire from becoming loose and coming out. This simple but innovative improvement avoids all the negative effects of elastic ties. Furthermore, Damon braces offer improved comfort because they can be made smoother, smaller and more rounded than regular metal braces.