While the idea of having a brace fitted is probably not the first thing that springs to mind when you hear the words cosmetic dentistry, there are now many orthodontic options that can help you to straighten your teeth without knocking your confidence.
Indeed, thanks to advances in modern orthodontic techniques, results that were once only achievable with a metal brace are now easily attainable with clear or invisible braces, meaning that more and more adults are attending dental surgeries to have braces and aligners than ever before!
Sound too good to be true? While there are obvious advantages to wearing a clear or invisible brace, such as discretion, many dental patients worry that they will not be suitable for this type of treatment. Of course, there are a few orthodontic issues that cannot be corrected with a clear or invisible brace, but we believe you will be surprised at the variety of conditions that can be.
Dentists can offer suitable patients treatment with the world-famous Invisalign. An invisible aligner that is custom-fitted to slot over your teeth, this brace offers discretion, accelerated treatment, and even a higher degree of comfort and ease of use than other orthodontic treatments. Perfect!
Want to know if we can straighten your smile with Invisalign? Read on to find out more information about this treatment, including which dental conditions Invisalign can treat.
All ages welcome!
Many dental patients are initially concerned that they are too old for treatment with an invisible brace. However, provided that your oral health is generally good, and that you are over the age of 18, you have already ticked two of the boxes for treatment with Invisalign. There are variations of this brace that are more suitable for teenage patients, but our team at Dee Kay Dental can advise you on which aligner is most suited to your clinical presentation.
Now, let’s explore some of the issues that this brace can treat. In the UK, many people suffer from malocclusion, which can cause their teeth to be misaligned or overlapped. Commonly referred to as spacing, this can cause issues with hygiene and appearance. Invisible braces are often the suitable option for correcting crowding, as the teeth are gently pushed back into alignment.
On the opposite end of the dental spectrum, many patients also experience issues with gaps in between their teeth. Similar to crowding, this can cause issues with correct cleaning and bacteria accumulation. Using an invisible brace, our team can help close those pesky gaps, leaving you with a more evenly spaced smile.
Overbites, underbites, and crossbites can also be corrected with this aligner. Be aware, however, that depending on severity, you may require treatment with a metal brace before undertaking an invisible one to reposition more complicated bite issues.
If your teeth do not sit together properly, that requires no rotation of premolars or canines to correct, then this invisible brace can help to straighten the misalignments, creating a more symmetrical smile.