Braces date back centuries, but if you still think that they are bulky, heavy metal tracks, which are fixed to your teeth for years on end, you’ll be surprised to learn that there are some amazing braces on offer now, from removable appliances to braces that are attached to the back of your teeth so that you can smile without anyone knowing that you’re even having treatment.
Modern braces are innovative and they use cutting-edge technology to minimise discomfort and accelerate the rate of tooth movement. More and more adults are investing in braces.
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Lingual braces are fixed braces, which offer patients the best of both worlds, as they move the teeth effectively and quickly without anyone even being able to see the brace. Lingual braces are fixed to the back of the teeth, making them completely invisible when you smile. More information.
Lingual braces are suitable for patients of all ages and they can be applied to the top and bottom teeth; there are different systems available at lingual braces clinics, including Incognito and STb Social 6; Incognito is suitable for most patients, while STb Social 6 is aimed at patients with minor problems affecting the teeth at the front of the mouth.
Invisalign is an invisible aligner system, which uses removable aligners, rather than fixed braces, to move the teeth. This treatment works in a set order, with each aligner worn for 2 weeks before being replaced with the next aligner in the series. Invisalign is a popular choice for teenagers and adults who want to maintain their image during treatment. View this website.
Simpli5 is a similar system to Invisalign, but it is designed for patients with minor orthodontic problems. Simpli5 uses a series of five custom-made aligners to straighten the teeth, with an average treatment time of 10-20 weeks. Like Invisalign, Simpli5 uses transparent aligners, which are virtually invisible to others.
CFast is a discreet fixed brace system, which is designed for patients who have minor issues affecting the front teeth, which are known as the ‘social 6’. CFast braces are made from clear brackets and light, discreet wires. Click here.
Clearstep is another invisible aligner system, which delivers amazing results without compromising the look of the smile during treatment. Clearstep aligners are comfortable, discreet and removable and they are ideal for patients with minor or moderate orthodontic issues.
Orthodontic braces have come a long way in a relatively short period of time and there are new treatments becoming available all the time. Send us your questions.