Many adults are beginning to appreciate that having straight teeth means that their natural pearly whites will last much longer, possibly even for the rest of their lives.
When the teeth are lined up straight, they support each other much better, whereas when they are wonky, some teeth take more of the chewing pressure than others. Constant excess pressure can lead these teeth to crumble away, and can also create jaw, neck, and head pain.
Along with these, when the teeth are straight, there are fewer places for bacterial plaque to hide away and build up to create decay and gum disease.
A discreet solution
When it comes to teeth straightening in Harley Street, clear braces are the most popular method for adults. This is because metal braces are obtrusive, and however good they are, they come with connotations of awkward adolescence and that is something adults in positions of authority or trust wish to avoid.
At Harley Street Dental Clinic, we offer clear braces in Harley Street that work just as well as metal braces. Many adults are content to just straighten the teeth that are on display at the front of the mouth. These are known as the social six teeth, and straightening them with clear braces in Harley Street can be quite a bit quicker than people think. This is because we are not dealing with complications to do with aligning the jaws, which takes much longer, two or three years, to complete. With the front social six teeth, the crowns are supported by fewer roots than the back molars, and so do not need as much force to get them to shift.
This means that the clear braces can be smaller in form. The brackets are smaller and made of clear ceramic, and the wires, which are tooth-coloured nickel titanium, can be finer too. With shorter treatment times as well, it’s no wonder that more and more adults are choosing to get their teeth straightened with us at Harley Street Dental Clinic. Why not make an appointment and find out if we can align your teeth, quickly and unobtrusively?