Teeth straightening is the process of realigning teeth using orthodontic straightening devices, more commonly known as braces. Everyone is probably familiar with braces as they have become incredibly popular over the last two decades, as it became more important to have straighter teeth.
What you might not realise is how the technology has advanced over the last decade providing patients with a variety of different braces beyond the standard fixed metal ‘train tracks’. Those braces were often unpopular with wearers because they caused irritation to the soft tissue and weren’t particularly attractive to look at.
New braces include the Invisalign brace system of clear plastic braces that straighten teeth in almost complete discretion. By using a series of plastic retainers, each worn for a period of a few weeks, the retainers gradually move teeth into the desired position with a significantly reduced impact on the patient’s life.
Braces such as the Six Month Smile and Inman aligner offer straighter teeth in a matter of months rather than years with their focused and fast acting braces. These braces straighten teeth that are visible primarily which allows them to achieve such amazing results. Even fixed metal braces have developed with the Damon brace utilising self-ligating wires to reduce the discomfort during treatment.
You can see that there is a now a brace available for every requirement whether it be discretion or comfort. City of Leeds dentists can assess your suitability and give you a clearer idea of how each of these treatments could benefit your teeth.