Dentistry is a fast-moving profession, with constant advances in treatments, techniques and equipment. And this is no truer than in the area of orthodontics, which focusses on realigning the teeth and bite so that they function at an optimal level.
Generally speaking, people still imagine braces as clunky steel devices that are glued to your teeth, obscuring your pearly-whites for years with brackets and wires that look like train tracks.
Truth is, if you do not require major corrections to your bite, then in Burnham, braces treatments are far more discreet, comfortable and shorter in duration than they were a few decades ago.
Six Month Smiles
Most patients only require minor realignments to crowded, gappy or crooked teeth, and often only for the front six teeth. For these we offer Six Month Smiles braces in Burnham. Six Month Smiles use clear brackets along with tooth-coloured wires to straighten your teeth using low levels of force. On average, you can achieve results in just six months with these fixed braces.
Even though Six Month Smiles are discreet, some people, especially adults,want braces in Burnham that cannot even be noticed by the casual observer, and they would rather they took a bit longer to straighten their teeth if they did not have to spend that time fielding personal questions about their orthodontic treatment.
One of the most discreet teeth straightening solutions is provided by Invisalign clear aligners. These are thin (0.3mm) transparent, rigid, thermoplastic resin moulds that are custom-made for your teeth from impressions taken by us here at The Dental Surgery Burnham, along with detailed measurements of your mouth. Depending on your individual case, you will have to wear a series of between 12 and 48 aligners, each of which will move your teeth another tiny step along the route your teeth need to travel to a beautiful, straight smile. This will take about two weeks for each aligner.
If you would like to find out more about braces in Burnham, and which system would best suit your time-frame, pocket and lifestyle, why not come in for a free consultation for either system?