What are invisible braces?
Often our teeth can grow into crooked positions or sometimes become more overlapped or crowded as we get older.
As well as a poor smile, crooked teeth can affect the health of teeth, gums and jaw joints, particularly as they are more difficult to clean around.
In the past people put up with crooked teeth as the orthodontic treatment only involved months or even years with unsightly fixed metal braces.
Now we can offer alternatives appliances designed for adults to straighten teeth. If you are first-class experience will guide you to the right expert.
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Braces can help space teeth out properly so you can have an easier time brushing and flossing in between your teeth. Without the straightening power of braces, food will be more easily lodged in between teeth, causing way more problems than Gum Disease.
Gum disease can spell out trouble for your mouth if you’re not taking care of your teeth and tooth decay is another major problem caused by not properly cleaning your teeth. Furthermore, it’s because bacteria accumulate in these tiny crevices causing acid to build up. This acid build-up eventually causes the enamel of your teeth to wear down. The enamel is like a barrier that protects your teeth, and without it, even more serious issues can arise beside tooth decay.
If caught early, cavities are easy to treat. But if you leave it alone to grow and flourish, the cavity will need further treatment, which can get costly.
How can braces prevent this? The same way they prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Braces space out your teeth so you can clean your mouth better. In other words, getting in between those small spaces between your teeth is important to its health and longevity.
Need another reason why misaligned teeth can be problematic? If your teeth are not properly straightened, your mouth can’t chew food into teeny tiny bits. And your stomach has an easier time digesting teeny tiny bits of food than large chunks of it. Even your stomach will thank you for your braces.
No one likes broken or cracked teeth. And protruding upper teeth are especially vulnerable during accidents. Accidents related to such events like:
- Car crashes
- Accidentally falling
And since braces specialise in straightening teeth, they will help to prevent injury from these types of accidents.
Bone loss is yet another problem with misaligned teeth, which occurs when bacteria starts eating away at the bones. But braces, erosion is not very likely to happen. This is because braces help to realign the teeth to prevent this from happening.
While bracers are certainly important for your health, they play a key role in one’s confidence. In fact, one of the best parts of having braces is how much it can raise someone’s self-esteem. In the long run, braces help to create a great smile. And who doesn’t want to show off their new smile at a social event?
Some of us are not so lucky with a misaligned jaw. Luckily braces help with this in two ways Moving your teeth into a better position Making your lips and jaw more proportionate to your face what better way to increase one’s self-esteem than with a properly proportionate face?
A bad bite can cause problems with eating when your teeth don’t fit together properly. This also make your jaw tired, which eventually leads to tooth loss. Luckily, braces help to realign these upper and lower parts of your mouth.
Who knew that disproportionate teeth had an impact on the way we sound out words? In fact, teeth that are not straightened make it harder for someone to pronounce sounds. And just like with the health and aesthetic aspect of having braces, having straightened teeth significantly improves the way you sound out words.
I had my teeth straightened using clear aligners at Bridge and was so incredibly happy with the results! For years I’d always been conscious of my smile in phots, and would always smile with my mouth shut, or with my head turned to the side so that my crooked teeth weren’t as obvious…
My Invisalign treatment took about 9 months and although the aligners took a few days to get used to, I was able to function in my day to day life without having to feel self- conscious in any way as my aligners were so discreet! The whole process from my initial examination to the final outcome was straightforward and slotted into my life, and it gave me the smile I always wanted!
What Our Patients Say
- Very discrete
- Bespoke designed to my needs which means less pain and ulcers
- Allows you to still enjoy food
- Brushing routine stays the same
- Needs less frequent and lengthy appointments to the dentist
- The aligners can also be removed for special occasions and events
With so many benefits to the Invisalign system, why wait any longer to get your beautiful smile?
Types of Braces
Invisalign is a state-of-the-art alternative to braces that is practically undetectable to other people. Teeth can grow into crooked positions or sometimes become more overlapped or crowded with time. As well as a poor smile, crooked teeth can affect the health of teeth, gums, gums and jaw joints, particularly as they are more difficult to clean around.
Invisalign is comfortable to wear, straightening your teeth not with brackets and wires, but with a series of clear, customised appliances called aligners. Invisalign is non-irritating to your mouth and easily removable. Because there are no metal or wires with Invisalign, you spend far less time in the practice getting adjustments. Invisalign uses advanced 3-D computer technology to create your customised aligners.
How does it work?
Your Invisalign treatment consists of a series of nearly visible, removable aligners that you change every two weeks for the next meet of aligners. Each aligner is individually manufactured for your teeth, and your teeth only.
Once we receive your aligners, you wear your first one for about two weeks, taking the easily removed aligner out for eating, brushing and flossing. Over time, as you replace each aligner approximately every two weeks with the next, your teeth will move gradually, until they move into the final alignment that we prescribed.
During your treatment, you can usually eat whatever you desire because you remove your aligners to eat and drink. This is yet another advantage over traditional orthodontic (teeth-straightening) methods, where there can be many food restrictions.
Cost from £2,500
The Six-Month Smile system is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment, which can straighten your teeth in just six months. The treatment is a quick and effective means of treating patients with orthodontic problems which affect their front teeth. A revolutionary combination of proven orthodontic techniques, modern materials, and innovative thought -Six Month Smiles® utilizes specialized clear braces to gently straighten and align teeth in an average time of just six months.
- Straighten your teeth in just six months
- Clear brackets and white wires which are far more discreet.
- Less obvious than conventional braces.
- Cosmetic solution that fits your lifestyle.
Cost from £1,500
The Inman Aligner has created the biggest revolution in cosmetic dentistry for years. When patients have crooked teeth, the ideal treatment is always to try to straighten them with braces. But the truth is that most adults don’t want months or years of braces even with today’s less-visible options. In fact, a lot of adult patients with crooked teeth choose no treatment at all in preference to long-term orthodontics or having teeth ground back for veneers. Cosmetic dentistry has failed these patients.
Why choose Bridge Dental for the Inman Aligner?
- The Inman Aligner has been described by leading cosmetic dentists as the “greatest innovation in cosmetic dentistry since the porcelain veneer “.
- The appliance is remarkable for its speed, ease of use and relatively low cost compared to the other orthodontic techniques.
- It can straighten teeth in as little as 6-16 weeks.
- It is only one brace.
- You can remove the aligner in seconds.
- It only needs to be worn 16-20 hours a day.
- It can act as a retainer.
- It is virtually invisible.
- It is great value compared to other orthodontic systems.
Cost from £1,500
Fixed braces are more commonly referred to as train tracks. The fixed appliances are suitable for children, teens and adults which can either be metal or tooth-coloured braces. The appliances use a combination of small brackets, thin arch wires and elastic bands to move your teeth gently into the ideal position. Depending on your individual needs and the complexity of the case, fixed braces treatment can take anywhere from 3 -24 months.
Advantages of fixed braces:
- Being fixed to the teeth means minimal compliance issues due to forgetfulness or habit of snacking, or lost or broken appliances as found with removable appliances;
- Clinicians have excellent control of the teeth so you can be assured teeth will be moving;
- The appliances are strong, durable and rarely break;
- Metal braces are generally cheaper than removable appliances;
- Minimal inconvenience from the need to remove removable appliances prior to eating, brushing or possible hindrance in speech;
- As it is difficult to eat, it can help you to lose weight
Disadvantages of fixed braces:
- Can result in mouth ulcers more so during initial couple of weeks whilst acclimatising;
- Can attract food and plaque deposits thus compromising oral hygiene and dental health;
- Needs care on type of foods consumed to avoid brackets de-bonding;
- Requires more regular visits to the dentists for adjustments;
- Can be less comfortable and more slightly.
Cost from £2,500 up to £4,500
Cost of Braces
We can offer you a variety of ways to pay for your treatment that best suits your needs. Treatment costs are calculated following assessment and detailed analysis.
We offer interest free credit and finance options which can help pay for these treatments.
*This is a total price of £1500 with a £150 deposit.
What Our Experts Say….
Come in for your free consultation with our Invisalign accredited dentists and let us help you to regain the confidence and smile that you have always been wanting to have.
A comprehensive assessment and initial records, and virtual 3D treatment plan shows the series of movements your teeth will go through over the course of the treatment.
This allows you to see upfront what your teeth are expected to look like at the end of the treatment. From the results of these a Taylor made treatment plan, your bespoke-made, clear aligners are produced especially for you.
Your Treatment Journey
We start your journey with thorough planning, ensuring healthy and clean teeth. A detailed examination of what the patient would love to change and what we, the Experts, are able to achieve. We discuss what type of brace suit you best and the advantages, and time frame Whether it Fixed/ Removable braces (metal or tooth coloured) or Aligners – A mould or a digital scan taken of your teeth will enable us to accurately record your starting measurements and predict an outcome.
Wearing braces -works by your body responding to light pressure therefore moving teeth. It usually takes somewhere between 6 months and 2 years. The Braces or aligners are fitted.
At Bridge, we will guide you carefully and attentively through your journey, from the day you have your braces fitted. During this period, there will be regular visits to the practice every few weeks to change wires on your Braces, or provide you with new Aligners. We also then ensure everything is moving correctly, your teeth are healthy and the treatment is running smoothly.
This is the easy yet important aspect of the treatment. Braces are removed and your new smile is revealed. To protect the position of these newly aligned teeth that you have invested your time and money in, We provide durable, clear plastic removable retainers to wear at night time and sometimes in addition fixed retainers that are discreetly fitted to the back of the teeth.
Am I Suitable?
If you’ve lost your confidence to smile or feel your teeth are holding you back, there’s no need to panic as braces can help.
You’re certainly not alone if you’ve lost your confidence to smile and we can help you like we have helped many others before.
Top 10 Braces Questions and Answers
Braces apply constant pressure to slowly correct the alignment of your teeth. As your teeth move into the proper place, your orthodontist will continue to adjust your tooth alignment until it is perfect.
Traditional metal braces cost between £1,500 and £5,000. There are many factors that impact the total cost of braces.
For some patients, Invisalign® is an excellent alternative. It does cost more to undergo treatment with Invisalign® and not everyone is a good candidate for it. For instance, young teens may not be responsible enough to keep track of and clean the trays.
The length of treatment depends on your progress and the original alignment of your teeth. Treatment lasts between 6 and 24 months in most cases. However, some patients need less while others require up to three years.
In many ways, taking care of your braces is much like your regular oral hygiene routine. You still need to brush and floss, but you will need to take extra time and care around the brackets. It’s also important to regularly attend your scheduled orthodontics appointments so the brackets are replaced and don’t break.
Depending on the type of Braces/Aligners from 30 minutes to 3 hours, depending on the patient’s needs.
You need to have your permanent, adult teeth to have braces. This is typically around seven years old. Adults can wear braces, too, as there isn’t an age limit.
Your Expert will set you up on a schedule for follow up appointments every few weeks. It is important that attend the appointments so the braces can be adjusted properly. Skipping appointments can hurt your progress.
No. Braces do not generally hurt. If you’re experiencing any pain from your braces, you should call your Clinic right away.
You should brush your teeth four times a day. Once after each meal and then again before you go to bed.
Pick up the phone and contact our Clinic on 01332 364630 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our dedicated Team will be ready to answer your call and get you scheduled in.