Orthodontics is one of the most rapidly advancing areas of dentistry and patients have an ever-expanding range of options to choose from. If you’re interested in orthodontic treatment to remedy crowding, spaces between the teeth or crooked teeth, here are some of the best modern treatments you may wish to consider:
- Damon Braces: Damon Braces are fixed braces, which use the latest technology to minimise treatment times, provide convenient, comfortable treatment and create stunning aesthetics. These sleek, discreet braces feature sliding brackets and clear wires and they employ advanced self-ligating technology to prevent discomfort. Damon Braces offer a modern alternative to traditional train-tracks and they are suited to patients with a diverse range of orthodontic issues, from minor problems to complex issues, which require intensive correction. Treatment times vary according to the individual but the time-span is around 4-6 months shorter than with conventional fixed braces.
- The Inman Aligner: the Inman Aligner is a fast and effective solution for minor issues that predominantly concern the front teeth. The aligner is a removable appliance, which is made from two key parts: a coiled spring and fine metal bar. These components generate powerful friction-free forces, which push and pull the teeth, squeezing them and causing them to move rapidly. Although the aligner is generally designed to provide corrective treatment for mild problems, it can also be very useful for those who have already had treatment and started to experience relapse. Treatment is very quick, with an average duration of just 16 weeks and the aligner is removable, which provides convenience and simplicity and discreet, so you don’t have to worry about what you look like once you start treatment.
- Invisalign: Invisalign has changed the face of modern orthodontics because it offers clients the option to enjoy virtually invisible treatment. Invisalign treatment involves wearing a series of custom-designed aligners, which are made from transparent plastic. Treatment is planned using advanced software, which predicts the movement of the teeth; each individual aligner is designed based on this personalised treatment plan and the patient swaps the aligners over every 2 weeks following a set order. Invisalign is not just a very discreet way of straightening the teeth; it also offers the perks of a removable brace, including freedom and convenience, and there are no metal parts or painful adjustments to contend with. The treatment time will vary depending on how much movement is needed; however, the average duration is around 12 months.