Correcting misaligned teeth has been traditionally performed using dental braces. For decades these braces were manufactured from metal. These days they are made from many different materials, such as sapphire, ceramics, porcelain or metal. Not everyone is concerned with being discreet and your preference may be brightly coloured, the colour of your teeth or transparent. The transparent dental plastic material offers an inconspicuous option which has become very popular, especially among more mature patients. The availability of the different options has encouraged more patients to enquire about correcting their dental conditions.
A dentist will conduct a thorough oral examination utilizing the latest technology which can produce a complete 3D image of the inside of your mouth. This allows them to be precise in their diagnosis and allows them to present the best options that suit your particular needs. The diagnostic equipment allows them to create a virtual image for you of how your smile can look after treatment. In addition, because everything is digital, they often don’t need to take a mould of your teeth with dental putty. They can communicate digitally with the laboratory, so these speeds up the process and allows them to deliver your treatment more quickly. Any adjustments that may be required can be rapidly implemented, digitally. You may want fixed or removable coloured or clear braces Clapham, they will provide you with all the possible solutions and alternatives to allow you to make an informed decision. Generally the clear, removable type of aligner is more beneficial when used to treat the more moderate conditions. The more serious dental misalignment conditions will require a more robust appliance. It is possible to use both systems with the discreet removable device being employed after the more robust appliance has done its job.
Different treatment system
For many decades the only dental appliance was a metal one using blocks, wires and bands. Now there is also another method which looks more like a gumshield because it fits over your teeth. Where the blocks, wires and bands system is a fixed form of treatment the gumshield type of treatment is removable. This allows for some relief during the day and more comfort when eating and being able to brush your teeth. They must however be worn for at least twenty- two hours per day. Some treatments can even be monitored using an app and help you to stay on track when it comes to your dental appointment schedule.
How long will my treatment take?
The length of time that your treatment takes depends on your condition and it can be anything from six months to twenty-four or more. The more complex your condition the longer the procedure will take. The thing to focus on, however, is not the treatment but the end result. No matter which appliance is best suited, a dentist will be with you every step of the way. When you reach the end of your treatment you will be able to flash a broad confident smile to all your friends and family.