In today’s world, appearances are everything and nowhere is this more prevalent than in the workplace. With staff meetings, meeting colleagues, giving presentations etc, it seems that almost every job requires you to look your best at all times.
When your dentist tells you that you need braces to correct a misalignment in your teeth, the first thing you may do is panic. Images of orthodontic braces shoot across your brain and you have decided against any form of orthodontic work before your dentist can even explain what the benefits are.
Luckily, there are many different types of braces on the market today, and in this article we will be looking at the benefits of trying clear braces in Harley Street.
What are clear aligners?
Clear braces in Harley Street are used to correct a myriad of dental misalignments and can help with conditions such as crowding or gaps.
While most are non-removable, clear aligners are fixed to the front of your teeth, using a bracket that is usually tooth coloured or clear, with wires that are slimmer, and therefore more discreet than other braces. At Harley Street, the most commonly used brand of clear aligner is the Incognito aligner.
So, what are the other benefits of choosing clear braces in Harley Street?
Shorter treatment time
Long gone are the days when dental realignment took years to complete. Today, many dental realignments can be started and finished in under a year and the Incognito brace used by our team is no different.
On average, the treatment of this brace takes between 9 to 15 months, depending on the complexity of the misalignment or any other potential condition.
Another worry many patients have when they are told they need braces is about comfort; how can having a protruding metal attachment fitted in your mouth be comfortable?
Most of our patients who have used our clear, Incognito brace have reported minimal levels of discomfort (if any) and as this aligner is customised to fit every tooth it is attached to, they are more comfortable when they are adjusted by your dentist and in day to day wear.
They also have the added benefit of having minimal impact on speech; inflection and pronunciation were unchanged in most of our wearers, meaning confidence was not impacted.
Fewer dental visits
Due to the customisation of this aligner, the realignment process is more efficient and thus, less adjustments or tightening procedures are needed throughout the course of the treatment.
This means, as an adult, you will spend less time in long winded appointments and will be able to focus on your life away from our dental chair.
Remember, in modern dentistry, braces can be discreet, fast and produce amazing smiles. If you have been told you need braces, then don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team today to discuss having clear aligners fitted.