Cosmetic Dentistry » Orthodontics
Orthodontics is the area of dentistry that deals with the alignment of the teeth, and the bite (how the teeth meet together). When people think of orthodontics, many picture traditional metal wire and bracket braces popular with children and teenagers. However, for adult patients who are concerned about the social impact of wearing such obvious devices to improve the appearance of their smile, there is good news. There are now many discreet adult orthodontics products available, which are able to correct a number of aesthetic issues.
Many adults, when asked what they would change about their smile, say they would like straighter teeth. Castle Lane Dental Care offers a wide range of discreet orthodontic products to correct mild to moderate problems with the alignment of teeth.
If you are thinking about straightening your teeth, the first thing we'll do is see you for a consultation. Principal dentist Shiraz Teja can treat many aesthetic orthodontic problems. For more advanced cases, where the bite needs to be altered, we will refer you to an orthodontic specialist.
The best treatment for you will depend on your individual circumstances and needs. Here are some of the products we offer:
FastBraces are fixed braces that can move your teeth into a new position very quickly. They do this thanks to their patented design of brackets and heat-activated wires, which move both the crowns and the roots of teeth into their new position at the same time. Traditional braces move the teeth in two stages. The brackets can be made of tooth-coloured ceramic and the wires are clear, meaning that as well as being fast the braces are discreet. Average treatment time is between three and 12 months.
Quick Straight Teeth
Quick Straight Teeth are a popular range of fixed and removable appliances designed to move the teeth into a more desirable position quickly and safely. The appliances are clear, meaning that no-one will notice you are wearing them, and they are comfortable to wear. The removable appliances can be taken out for eating and for cleaning. You may need one appliance or a combination, depending on your individual case. As the name suggests, treatment is fast, with average treatment times of between four and 24 weeks.
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles are a popular way of improving the appearance of your smile. Based on traditional braces, Six Month Smiles have, as the name indicates, an average treatment time of just six months. They work so quickly because they focus on the front teeth – those that show when you smile. They comprise clear wires and brackets so are not noticeable and, because they use low forces, are comfortable to wear.
Smilelign clear aligners
Smilelign is a system of clear aligners that gently move your teeth into a new position. You change your aligners every two to four weeks as your teeth move. The aligners are carefully designed in advance to fit your teeth exactly and to move them in very small increments, until they reach the desired position. The aligners are removable so you can take them out to clean and to eat.