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Everything you need to know about adult braces

Be fitted for Cear Aligners by our Belfast Dentists.Beautiful straight teeth can give you confidence with every smile.  These days there are so many options it can be hard to know which will work for you and your lifestyle.  From fixed to removable, we are here to shed some light on the topic.  Here is a guide on everything you need to know about adult braces.

Inman Aligner

If you have crowded or protruding front teeth this straighten method may be the one for you.  The Inman Aligner is not only cost-effective but it is a barely visible removable brace.  The dental appliance uses gentle pressure to move teeth into the correct position which means this treatment is safe for your teeth.  One of the main reasons this method is becoming more and more popular, is because the treatment period is typically between 8 – 16 weeks.

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles is a twist on conventional orthodontic treatment, the average time of treatment is only six months.  This is a fixed brace which has clear braces and tooth-colour wires to ensure that, unlike traditional fixed braces, they are barely visible.   These adult braces provide a predictable final result and are a cheaper option to other fixed dental straighten techniques.  Like the Inman Aligner, the Six Month Smiles uses low forces which increase the patient’s comfort and safety.

Clear Aligners

Overcrowding and gaps can leave you embarrassed to smile, but Clear Aligners are a safe and effective way to fix these problems.  Clear Aligners are removable and barely visible to the eye.  They are made purely out of a clear plastic, so there is no metal or springs, which makes them comfortable to wear for long periods of time and will not affect your speech.  The treatment time can differ from person to person, the total time of treatment will usually be between 6 and 16 months.

Fixed Ceramic

Fixed Ceramic braces work in an identical way to traditional fixed braces.  The main differences are that they are made from ceramic rather than metal and that they are tooth-coloured.  Ceramic braces are very sturdy and are not prone to breaking.  This type of teeth straighten is great for overcrowding, protruding teeth and gaps.  The time required for this type of treatment varies from six months to one year.

Braden Dental Care is a Belfast-based cosmetic dental clinic which has been providing quality dental and cosmetic care for over 10 years.  We offer a range of cosmetic treatments including adult braces, contact us to book your consultation.