Classy ways to get your teeth straightened

So, you’ve finally had enough of your wonky teeth. You’ve had enough of smiling warily while trying to work out whether the person you are smiling at is a) utterly revolted, b) mildly unsettled c) hasn’t even noticed that your teeth are a bit of a mess.

Invisible Braces in BournemouthWhatever the other person’s reaction, the point is that you are not comfortable with your teeth. You are not comfortable about smiling and you hardly ever let go and roar with laughter anymore. It’s time to do something about it, and yet you don’t fancy the idea of wearing dodgy-looking metal braces for a year or more either.

Well, the good news is that you probably won’t have to, not if you get fitted with invisible braces from Castle Lane Dental Care in Bournemouth.

Invisible braces are the best thing since sliced bread as far as teeth straightening is concerned. They work just as well as clunky metal braces on mild to moderate alignment issues, and they look a whole lot better, if you can see them at all.

The term ‘invisible braces’ applies to a whole range of devices, some of which are more visible than others, but all of which are far more discreet than metal braces.

Fixed invisible braces

These have brackets and wires, but the brackets are smaller and made of clear ceramic. The wires are finer and tooth-coloured. Straightening the front 6-8 teeth with these braces can be done in just a few months as these teeth have only one root and so are more easily moved.

Removable invisible braces

Known as aligners, there are 2 sorts to choose from.

Single aligners – these devices use bows that sandwich behind and in front of the front teeth and use opposing forces to straighten them. Treatment may only take a few weeks.

Sets of aligners – these look more like very thin plastic mouth guards. They fit over the teeth and have bumps and ridges inside them that press on the teeth to get them to move.

Lingual braces – attached to the inner surfaces of the teeth, these are what you need for more complex alignment issues.

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