Teeth Straightening Today: An Array of Options

Teeth StraighteningCrooked, crowded and spaced out teeth can impact the aesthetics of your smile and face. However on top of this, they are also more challenging to clean. Your dental health can suffer as a result. Teeth straightening today presents you with a range of options, beyond traditional metal braces.

At Liverpool Smile Studio in Liverpool, a comprehensive array of braces and aligners are available. On visiting their dental practice to have your teeth examined, you may find that you do not require a specialist orthodontist. With their team of highly trained dentists, you can look forward to straighter teeth using the latest dental technology.

Exploring your options

There are two main types of braces: fixed and removable.

Fixed braces use brackets and wires attached to your teeth for the duration of your treatment. Adjustments will be made to these fixtures to gradually push your teeth into straighter positions. Although traditionally fixed braces are metal, modern dentistry now offers Six Month Smiles. This uses clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires for a more discreet appearance. As the name suggests, results are achieved, on average, in six months.

There are also removable options to straighten your teeth, including the Inman aligner and Invisalign. The Inman aligner uses coil springs and two aligner bows to target your front teeth. Results can be achieved in as little as six to 18 weeks. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic moulds that are custom designed to fit around your teeth. Their almost invisible appearance makes them one of the subtlest solutions available.

What happens after your treatment?

To ensure your teeth remain in their new straightened positions, it is important to wear a retainer. Retainers can either come in the form of clear plastic moulds that are removable or fixed attachments to the backs of your teeth.

What are the benefits of straighter teeth?

Straighter teeth not only enhance your smile but also provide long-term health benefits. With fewer places for food to get stuck and bacteria to build up, you are less likely to develop gum disease or tooth decay. Investing the time to straighten your teeth today means less time spent visiting the dentist in the future.