Most adults wouldn´t consider braces due to the cosmetic implications of a fixed-brace. Many associate these braces with childrens teeth, but since the advent of more discreet appliances, more and more adults are opting to have braces in Farnham.
Aside from the cosmetic value of straighter teeth, your teeth are actually stronger when they are straight. Teeth that are well aligned are also easier to keep clean, reducing the risk of issues such as tooth decay and gum disease, which are both leading causes of tooth loss in adults.
Types of braces available to you
The first type of brace that usually comes to mind when thinking about teeth straightening is the traditional fixed brace. These appliances are the most tried and tested method of straightening teeth and can correct more severe cases of crooked teeth.
Even though fixed appliances are the most used treatment for crooked teeth, they do have some drawbacks. Keeping your teeth clean when you are undergoing treatment can sometimes prove difficult, and patients undergoing treatment can experience some discomfort.
There are more modern types of treatment that don´t have these associated issues. Invisalign treatment uses modern materials to provide a solution for teeth straightening that has some great benefits.
Invisalign treatment involves the use of custom-moulded plastic tooth trays that are changed up to every two weeks. Each set of trays is a slightly different shape, moving the teeth gradually over the treatment period. A huge advantage of this type of treatment is that the trays are completely removable, making meal times and teeth cleaning much easier.
Invisalign treatment is also more comfortable than a traditional brace. This is because the tooth trays are made from smooth plastic. The trays are made from a transparent plastic, making them virtually invisible when in use, eliminating the cosmetic worries of teeth straightening treatment.
Teeth straightening is easier than ever
Giving your teeth a new lease on life is made easier than ever thanks to new materials and advanced orthodontic methods. For more options for braces in Farnham, visit our clinic for a consultation with one of our dentists.