Our adult orthodontic solutions are designed to provide you with the smile you have always dreamt of.
Do you feel self-conscious about a widening gap between your front teeth, are you living with a crooked smile, or perhaps you have an overbite?
We can help you to achieve your dream smile without the removal of teeth. A straighter smile no longer means chunky or unsightly braces either, because we offer discreet and accelerated braces to straighten teeth.
Using the most popular orthodontic systems our dentists are able to address areas of concern in an efficient manner that will straighten your teeth and bring symmetry to your smile.
Invisalign clear aligners
Invisalign is a popular system of teeth straightening with removable, clear-plastic aligners that provide an alternative to braces. These clear aligners are perhaps the highest profile orthodontic appliance in the market currently, with widespread advertising on social media, magazines and television.
Clear aligners are perfect for those who are looking to adjust the alignment of a small number of their teeth to create a straighter smile. The treatment is based upon the use of a series of clear retainers that look much like mouth-guards, to place a small amount of constant pressure on the teeth to gently move them into place.
The Invisalign treatment plan
Once you and your dentist determine that Invisalign is right for your needs, they will develop a detailed treatment plan from which your bespoke, virtually invisible aligners will be made to order.
The impressions of your teeth will be digitised in order for your dentist to work with a computerised 3D image of your teeth which will plan your tooth movements throughout your entire treatment timeline. You’ll be able to see a virtual representation of your teeth before, during, and after completion of the Invisalign process so you can see what your smile should look like when your treatment is complete.
Bespoke clear aligners
Once you have agreed to your treatment plan, the clear aligners are custom-made for you, each of which have to be worn for approximately two weeks before you switch to the next aligner in the series.
While the number of aligners varies for each individual, a full treatment typically includes 18-36 aligners for both the upper and lower teeth which will take approximately 9-18 months depending on your individual case.
Invisalign treatment process
Invisalign aligners should be worn day and night, except when eating, brushing or flossing teeth in order to complete your treatment in the timeline determined by you and your dentist. You’ll have reviews every 4-6 weeks to monitor your progress and to receive your next aligner in the series.
Features and benefits of invisible braces with Invisalign:
- Almost invisible so no one will be aware (besides you and your dentist)
- Carry on with your daily routine as normal
- Removable for eating
- Careful and efficient movement of the teeth
- Simple to keep clean and maintain
- Fast, reliable and predictable results
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles has taken the best aspects of traditional braces and modified the treatment and materials to enhance the results and shorten the procedure time.
With clear brackets and white wires, Six Month Smiles braces are far less noticeable than traditional braces. This clear braces system is designed to straighten your most visible teeth – those at the front of your mouth – in an average of six months.
Whereas you might assume that the accelerated treatment means tightening the braces more often, in fact Six Month Smiles apply standard orthodontic mechanics, but with an emphasis on the cosmetic appearance of your teeth rather than the position of your bite.
There is no more risk of damage to tooth roots or other issues than with traditional braces, and since the forces used with these braces are lighter and teeth are seldom extracted, the treatment can be less invasive than with traditional orthodontic braces.
As with any teeth straightening treatment, a retainer is necessary afterwards to maintain the position of your teeth. This will either be a fixed or removable retainer, depending to your case. If you are an adult with crooked or spaced teeth and you’re not looking for a major alteration to your bite, Six Month Smiles could be the solution for you.
Features and benefits of Six Month Smiles
- Average treatment time of six months — ideal if you’re looking to meet a deadline such as a forthcoming wedding
- They are discreet, with clear brackets and tooth coloured wire
- Six Month Smiles is typically less expensive than traditional braces, aligners or veneers.
Every smile is different
It is important to note that these popular methods of short term orthodontic treatment may not be suitable for all cases. Every smile is different and the best option will depend upon your circumstances and goals.
If you have a more complex case or simply do not like the idea of wearing fixed braces for any set period of time, Invisalign will naturally be the better option. If you wish to see more rapid results then Six Month Smiles may be the preferred solution.
Understand your options
Ultimately, the best way to understand your options and choose the right solution is by booking a consultation. Our skilled dentists will take the time to listen to your requirements and assess your oral health before explaining the treatments that are likely to achieve your desired results.
Whatever treatment you choose with us at our dental practice in Swindon, you can be assured of the same excellent standard of patient care. We will walk you through every stage of your treatment, looking after you all the way. Book an appointment today.
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