Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic

Using discreet braces or aligners to straighten your teeth

Written by Elmsleigh House | 16-May-2016 10:58:28

Modern orthodontics offers treatment with discreet braces or aligners to improve the positioning of your teeth. At Elmsleigh House in Farnham, we offer a number of discreet orthodontic solutions, all of which are meant to improve your smile’s alignment, without being obvious in your mouth.

The problem with conventional braces

Braces remain, in many cases, the best way for an orthodontist or dentist to move your teeth. They provide full control over each tooth’s movements, and produce very predictable results.

However, at Elmsleigh House dental practice in Farnham, we understand that many patients, particularly adults, are put off at the thought of wearing traditional metal train-track style appliances. Many people still picture these obvious appliances when they hear the b word, and whilst they remain popular with children and teenagers, it is not difficult to understand why they may seem incompatible with a busy adult lifestyle.

Fortunately, our Farnhamdental practice offers a number of more discreet options. When you come in for an orthodontic consultation, we will conduct a thorough clinical assessment, and will talk you through all the relevant treatment options. These may be fixed appliances – braces – or removable ones – aligners. Each have their advantages, and each treatment is better suited to certain clinical situations.

Farnhamorthodontic options

The pros and cons of all relevant treatments will be discussed at your initial consultation, so that with your dentist’s help you can make an educated and informed decision. Among the discreet orthodontic devices available from Elmsleigh Housedental practice, Farnham, are:

Cfast braces

These cosmetic braces are designed for rapid correction of issues with the front teeth. Comprising clear and tooth-coloured components, they blend in well with the natural colour of your teeth, and because they focus on the front teeth, the average treatment time is just six months.

Lingual braces

Fitted to the rear surfaces of your teeth, these appliances can correct a wide spectrum of orthodontic issues without anyone knowing you are having treatment.


This series of clear aligners can correct a number of issues. They are all-but invisible, and also removable, making maintaining dental hygiene easy.