A whole generation of ‘millennials’ who missed the opportunity in their teens to correct crooked teeth is now in search of a solution that is better suited to adulthood than a full mouth of unsightly metal braces. Feeling self-conscious about how skewed your teeth are, in a world where personal image and perceived hygiene is increasingly becoming more important, is a challenge many may face in their time, but luckily here at Byfleet Dental Boutique, your local dentist in West Byfleet, we are equipped with a few options that may suit your lifestyle, because let’s face it, adulthood is hard and who has time to deal with trying to fix that problem in photoshop anyway?
How do adult braces differ from traditional ones?
Firstly, they straighten your teeth discreetly, being able to hide this cosmetic procedure may be the big seller of adult braces, and discretion is, of course, the better part of valour.
They work faster than traditional braces, starting at as little as six months to create a gorgeous smile rather than years of cosmetic dental therapy.
They are said to be far more comfortable than traditional braces and use less force with their modern technology, so the possibility of it being less painful is a winning factor.
What are my options?
At your dentist in West Byfleet, we offer several teeth straightening options that fall under the service of cosmetic dentistry for adult braces. Finding the correct option for you can be discussed in detail with your dentist, but going into your appointment with knowledge of the basics can’t hurt either.
Cfast - uses both clear orthodontic brackets and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires, which is a minimally invasive treatment that helps to correct the top and bottom six front teeth. These are known as the social six, the six that everyone else sees and thus the time spent in braces is less, as they are not trying to adjust your entire mouth.
Inman aligner - this option may guide your teeth into alignment in a matter of weeks, it is also removable therefore able to adjust to your hectic lifestyle. There are several options for the Inman aligner all of which your dentist will present to you should it be a viable course of treatment.
Six Month Smiles - designed to be quick with as little discomfort as possible, it’s a tooth-coloured brace that is designed for mild orthodontics and a good alternative to traditional
Invisalign - currently one of the most popular treatments available, Invisalign is a transparent aligner that fits over the teeth and is practically unnoticeable. It provides corrective therapy without the risk of gum irritation or pain, as the aligner is replaced every two weeks making the orthodontics as discreet as possible.
When all’s said and done
Once you are satisfied with your new straight teeth and your dentist confirms that your corrective therapy has come to an end, your local dentist in West Byfleet has an option for you to undertake a teeth whitening procedure thus completing that perfect, pearly, smile.
Byfleet Dental Boutique uses the Pola whitening system that addresses discolouration and staining and while the treatment is offered in house, home whitening kits are also available to maintain that white smile.