How can I fix my crooked teeth?

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If you’re looking to fix your crooked teeth, there are a number of solutions available. Modern orthodontics has come a long way and no longer do you have to wear traditional metal bracesto get straight teeth.

Some of these solutions include Invisalign, which is an orthodontic system using a series of virtually invisible aligners to gently guide your teeth into the desired position. These have to be worn for around two weeks at a time before moving onto the next set. Results can be seen in as little as 9-18 months.

A similar treatment is Clearstep which uses clear plastic trays to straighten your teeth. By exerting gentle pressure on the teeth, it can guides the teeth into position.

If you have a mild problem with your front teeth, the Inman Aligner is one solution to consider. This removable appliance is a clear plastic retainer which fits easily over the first four teeth. A constant gentle pressure is exerted, allowing the teeth to move into place quickly. The advantage of this is that you can see results in a short space of time, usually six months or less.

Other forms of fixed orthodontics include Social 6 braces, ideal for fixing mild cases of crowding or spacing on the first six front teeth. The brace is fixed discreetly onto the back of the teeth, so no one will be able to see it. Results can usually be seen in around 6 to 16 weeks, although in simple cases it can take between 6-8 weeks.

Alternatively, we offer appliances which are securely fixed onto the teeth using standard metal wires and brackets. We also use low-friction systems such as In-Ovation R and Damon to reduce treatment time.

If you’re based in Gravesend, Kent and you want to have your teeth straightened, Parrock Street Dental and Implant Centre can help. Dr Rik Trivedi is an approved Clearstep and Invisalign provider so you can feel assured that when you come for orthodontic treatment, you’re in good hands.

Please call 01474 537 191 to book an appointment at our practice. If you would prefer to visit us, our opening hours are Monday and Wednesday from 9am to 5pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 8pm, Friday from 9am to 3pm and Saturday from 9am to 2pm.

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About the author Dr Rik Trivedi

Dr Rik Trivedi is the Principal dentist at Parrock Dental & Implant Centres. He has a keen interest in Cosmetic Smile Dentistry and braces, Dental implants, Facial Aesthetics, Prevention and is very experienced in the design and placement of Cerec Same Day Crown technology.