Braces have come a long way from the wire & elastic variety that haunted 80’s teenage movies in America. Here are just a few of the more modern brace systems available at Devonshire Square Dental Studio in the city of London.
Invisalign braces are practically unnoticeable, meaning you can achieve a naturally straight smile incognito. They consist of a series of removable aligners made from clear plastic. Aside from no one knowing you’re having orthodontic treatment, Invisalign braces are more comfortable than their fixed, wire & elastic, counterparts, which can inflame and irritate one’s gums. They are also a touch more convenient, as you can take them out before eating and bypass the common issue of getting food trapped between your braces. The ability to take Invisalign out also aids with maintaining good oral hygiene, something important which can become complicated with fixed braces.
Great as being able to remove a braces is, it can open up the Pandora’s Box that is human error: Most removable braces need to be worn for between 20 and 22 hours and if you forget, the next aligner in your treatment might not fit. Forgetting to put them back on one night could delay your treatment drastically. If you fancy a fixed brace, but one that is camouflaged, then you might be interested in Lingual braces. ‘Lingual’ is Latin for close to the tongue, and that is exactly what these braces are: They are fitted on the inside of your teeth, closer to the tongue, keeping them out of sight.
Orthodontic treatment doesn’t end once your brace is off. It is recommended you wear a retainer for up to a year after you finishing brace treatment and, predictably, relapses during this period are quite common. The Inman Aligner is a fast working device optimised to correct teeth, particularly the front teeth, following a relapse. Utilising a unique coil & bow system, the Inman Aligner can have your teeth straight after six to eighteen weeks (which is a doddle compared to the three years that standard orthodontic treatment can take).