As well as cosmetic and general dentistry, we also carry out orthodontic work. Orthodontics is the term used for treatment to straighten or move teeth, to improve how good the teeth look and how well they work. Treatment is most commonly carried out through the use of ‘braces’.
Thanks to modern technology we offer three excellent brace systems:
Clear Aligners clear positioners are comfortable, clear and easy to wear. Made from wafer thin medical grade plastic, the clear positioners are manufactured specifically for your patient. They are worn in a series of one week periods which gently align the teeth to their desired position, helping you to attain that perfect smile for your patient. The clear positoners are ideal for straightening out overlapping, crowded or spaced teeth.
The Inman Aligner technique is similar to Clear Aligner in that it is a discreet method of straightening teeth. The results can be astonishingly quick: previously crooked front teeth can be straight in as little as 6-16 weeks. Like Clear Aligner, it is removable, so the speed and efficiency depends on how many hours a day the patient wears it: up to 20 hours a day is recommended – a long day, but still far, far superior to the old-fashioned fixed system.
The Inman Aligner is exciting new dental technology, with few practitioners in the UK. No.65 The Dental Surgery is the one of the only practices in Cornwall to offer this great treatment.
6 Month Smiles falls under the category of fixed braces and is a discreet (tooth coloured brackets and wires) orthodontic braces system that focuses on straightening only the front 6 to 8 teeth (i.e. only the teeth that show when you smile). This means the treatment is much faster than conventional orthodontics, which focuses on all of your teeth. 6 month smiles can be used to treat crooked teeth, misalignment, unsightly gaps, or a misplaced midline. As the name suggests, 6 Month Smiles is a quick procedure, with most results achieved in 6-9 months.
A whole generation of adults who were cemented into “train tracks” will not believe this – but yes, they are. Orthodontic technology has really moved on, and we are delighted to offer the ‘invisible’ brace – Clear Aligner system. As well as being invisible, a Clear Aligner invisible brace is extremely comfortable (remember “brace wax”? That, too, could be a thing of the past). Unlike “train tracks”, Clear Aligner braces are removable, for easy brushing, flossing and eating.
As well as removing the stigma from the next generation of brace-wearers, invisible braces have resulted in many adults embracing orthodontics for the first time, confident in the knowledge that their treatment will be discreet.
At No.65 The Dental Surgery our dentists can help you preserve and improve your smile with invisible braces. Contact us today to find out more about invisible braces or schedule a consultation with Mark or Paul.