Want to straighten your smile? Braces and alignment options we offer at Craigentinny Dental Care
When you are told by your dentist that you may need braces to help realign your teeth, you may feel disheartened. If you are an adult, the idea of undertaking this form of dental treatment may not align well with your current career plans or you may feel worried about how others will judge you.
Luckily, as dentistry has evolved, so have orthodontic treatments, especially when treating adult alignment issues with discretion.
At Craigentinny Dental Care, we can offer aligners and braces in Edinburgh that are guaranteed to not interfere with your career or upcoming photoshoot.
Invisible braces – what are they?
If one of our dentists has told you that you have mild to moderate alignment issues in your mouth, you may be suitable to undergo treatment with one of our available brands of invisible braces in Edinburgh. Invisible braces are exactly what they say on the tin; they are made from clear, flexible plastic and are customised to fit over your teeth. They work by gently pushing your teeth into the desired position and unlike traditional braces, they do not pull your teeth or cause any pain.
These braces are typically removable and do not impact on what foods you are allowed to consume or interfere with your dental hygiene routine; you just take them out, brush and put them back in! Our dentists can advise you on which brand of invisible braces in Edinburgh you will be most likely to benefit from.
Your dentist may decide that you are suitable to undertake treatment with the Inman Aligner if you have misalignment or crowding at the front of your mouth.
It is removable and when correctly used, can straighten your front teeth in as little as 9 weeks, depending on your alignment issue. It combines the use of nickel titanium coil springs that power two aligner bows that gently work against each other; this allows minimal discomfort throughout treatment and also speeds up the treatment process.
You will be required to wear this aligner for 16-20 hours a day and will need to undertake check-ups of its progress every 2-3 weeks.
Six Months Smile aligner
As the name suggests, this aligner’s average treatment time is around 6 months and like the Inman aligner, it also treats crooked, spaced or crowded teeth.
The Six Months Smile aligner is much easier for general dentists to fit and requires less maintenance than traditional metal braces. Depending on the severity of your alignment, your dental team may decide to offer either a fitted or removable aligner, both of which will achieve the desired smile in around 6 months.
When fitted, the Six Months Smile aligner is colour matched to your teeth, so it is hard for others to notice with a naked eye. The removable aligners are usually clear and have to be worn for up to 20 hours a day for you to benefit from them.