A straight smile is not only beautiful, it is also important for your oral health. Orthodontics can help you achieve a healthy, straight smile at any stage of your life. However, adult patients dread the idea of wearing visible metal braces.
Luckily, orthodontics has improved greatly in recent years and there are now more discreet treatments, specifically designed for image-conscious patients. At Harley Street Dental Clinic, we offer a variety of orthodontics in Harley Street to improve the appearance and health of your teeth. Our orthodontic options include discreet clear aligners, subtle tooth-coloured braces as well as lingual braces.
Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic treatment that consists of a series of transparent, plastic, removable aligners that gradually move your teeth into their correct position. These aligners are created with the help of 3D technology and do not require frequent adjustments. As an Invisalign patient, you can take off your aligners for a few hours every day, allowing you to eat anything you want. Removable aligners also enable you to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would.
The average Invisalign treatment lasts 12-18 months, as opposed to the minimum two-year treatment time for traditional braces. However, the biggest advantage of Invisalign is invisibility.
Ceramic braces are the same size and shape as metal braces, except that they are made of tooth-coloured brackets and wires. These braces work just like metal braces and can treat a wide range of dental problems including crowded, gapped and misaligned teeth. They can also be used to improve your bite. Ceramic braces are more discreet than their metal counterparts and for this reason, they are ideal for teenagers or professional adults who wish to straighten their teeth without anybody knowing.
Just as their name suggests, lingual braces are attached to the back of the teeth, which makes them entirely invisible. These braces work just like regular metal braces; however, they are customised to fit on each individual tooth due to their unique shape.
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If you feel that your smile will benefit from discreet orthodontics in Harley Street, call us today to schedule a consultation with one of our orthodontists.