Have you been told you need a brace or aligner? Different types of orthodontics in Harley Street you may be suited for

Regardless of your age, nobody likes being told by their dentist that they need braces. While it is one of the most common procedures undertaken at a dental surgery, having braces fitted is also somewhat unpopular, due to how some types of brace alter the wearer’s appearance in the short term.

Orthodontics in Harley StreetModern dental technology has evolved to keep up with today’s image proud individuals, and now, when you have any orthodontics in Harley Street, you are able to choose from a wider range of braces or aligner than ever before!

In this article, we list the top 4 most commonly used types of orthodontics in Harley Street, so you can discuss which may be the best option for you with a member of our team.

Traditional braces

The most commonly used orthodontics in Harley Street is the traditional brace, which sits on the front of the teeth and uses a system of pulling, or ‘tightening’ to straighten your teeth.

This brace, although very visible to any onlooker, can deliver jaw dropping results and can straighten severely misaligned teeth in under 24 months.

Lingual braces

Similar to the traditional braces, lingual braces are also made primarily of metal and can also be used to straighten more complex misalignments, using a system of tightening and gently pulling.

However, this brace is placed on the back of the teeth and gently moves teeth forward as opposed to moving them backwards. For obvious reasons, this brace has a more pleasing cosmetic appeal, as it is more discreet than any of the traditional braces.

Clear braces

And now, we come onto the more cosmetic versions of traditional aligners.

Clear braces are increasing in popularity throughout dental practices, as they can correct issues such as gaps, crooked teeth, crowded teeth and overbites. While traditional braces can also achieve this, clear braces are visibly more discreet, despite them being fitted to the front of the teeth.

The brackets used to attach this style of brace are usually clear or matched to the tooth and the wires are usually thinner than those used in traditional braces; the appearance of this brace is minimal in comparison. At Harley Street, we proudly use the Incognito clear brace with our clients if their treatment is suited to it.

Invisible braces

Minimal in appearance but great for correcting mild to moderate misalignments, invisible braces are taking the dental world by storm.

Made from a clear, flexible plastic, these braces fit over the teeth snugly and use a system of gentle pushing to move the teeth into their new position; these aligners are often removable too,  and are better suited to use with adults. Our most popular invisible brace at Harley Street is the famous Invisalign aligner.

Whether you need a moderate realignment of your teeth, or require something a bit hardier, our team at Harley Street can help you today!