Modern-day teeth straightening doesn’t need to involve metal braces – at Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic in Farnham we offer a number of far subtler orthodontic treatment options. The benefits of straightening your teeth will always be more than aesthetic, with any form of orthodontic treatment also bringing benefits for your health.
In a nutshell, straightening your teeth makes them easier to keep clean. When there are fewer hard-to-reach gaps where particles of food can get stuck and dental plaque can build up, your chances of developing tooth decay and gum disease (two leading causes of tooth loss) will be reduced. Of course, you need to visit your Farnham dentist and hygienist regularly, but your home brushing and flossing routine will become easier.
Farnham braces and aligners
At Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic in Farnham, we can use either fixed braces or removable aligners to straighten your teeth. When you come in for an initial orthodontic consultation, we will assess the best type of treatment to suit your clinical situation. This will depend on the type and amount of correction required.
Among the treatments on offer at our Farnham dental clinic are:
These are fast-acting cosmetic braces that can treat such issues as protruding front teeth and gummy smiles in as little as six months.
This popular system of clear, removable aligners fit snugly over your teeth to guide them into an improved position. Every case is different, so your Farnham dentist will let you know the number of aligners you will need during the treatment planning stage. Typical treatment times are between six and 18 months.
Lingual braces work in the same way as standard fixed appliances, but there is one major difference: they are attached to the rear surfaces of the teeth, meaning they will go unnoticed by the untrained eye in daily life.
The Inman Aligner is a single-use removable appliance, uniquely designed to correct issues such as crowding and protrusion of the front teeth in a very short timeframe. With average treatment times ranging from just six to 18 weeks, the Inman Aligner is the fastest-acting orthodontic appliance at our Farnham clinic.