What modern solutions for orthodontics can straighten my teeth?

by | Orthodontics |

If you want to straighten your smile, there are many modern solutions available when it comes to orthodontics. There are both fixed and removable options. One of the removable options is Invisalign which involves a number of clear aligners that have to be worn in series to gradually straighten your teeth.

Invisalign aligners have to be worn for around 10-14 days at a time before moving onto the next set. They are designed to gradually shift your teeth into position using the custom-made aligners. It’s a more discreet option to wearing traditional braces which straighten your teeth using metal wires and brackets.

Clearstep is another removable appliance which is similar to Invisalign. Using a series of clear positioning trays to straighten your teeth, it’s the ideal solution for straightening crooked, widely spaced or overlapping teeth. The positioners are comfortable to wear and should ideally be worn for about two weeks at a time to move the teeth into the correct position.

Another option is the Inman Aligner, a removable appliance which is designed for straightening your front teeth. It can fix protruding or crowded teeth in the front of the mouth. Using nickel titanium coil springs to power two aligner bows in opposition, they gently guide the teeth into position. When worn for around 16-20 hours a day, it can give the user effective results in as little as 6-18 weeks.

A fixed brace option is Six Month Smiles, which can provide a discreet way to straighten your teeth while providing all the benefits of traditional fixed braces. This involves the use of clear wires along with tooth coloured brackets, so they’re barely visible. It can be used to treat a variety of dental problems including crowded teeth, overbites, spacing, crossbites, openbites, overjets and even a misplaced midline.

If you’re based in Kent and want to straighten your teeth, Parrock Street Dental and Implant Centre can help. Our Dentist Dr Rik Trivedi is an approved Clearstep and Invisalign provider, so you’ll be in good hands.

Please give us a call on 01474 537 191 to book an appointment in our practice. 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.