Alternatives to metal braces for adult teeth straightening treatment

There are many alternatives to metal braces for adults who want to straighten their teeth. At Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge, we find that Six Month Smiles cosmetic braces are often the best option for adult teeth straightening.

teeth-straighteningSix Month Smiles are a system of cosmetic braces, which focus on the front six teeth in the upper or lower jaw (or both). Whilst this system is not designed for major correction of issues with your bite (your Cambridge dentist will advise you of your options if this is the case), it is these “social six” front teeth that the majority of adults who come to Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge are interested in correcting.

It’s always worth remembering that any tooth straightening treatment has many more benefits than just improving how your smile looks. Straightening your teeth makes them easier to keep clean, by getting rid of awkward-to-clean gaps where dental plaque can amass.

Plaque is bad news. Not only does it cause unpleasant staining of the teeth, it also causes tooth decay and gum disease, which are two major causes of tooth loss. Gum disease has been linked in many studies to a range of serious health conditions, including heart and lung disease and even premature labour. Therefore, straightening your teeth with discreet braces can help you to protect your general health.

Cambridge subtle braces

If you are interested in using Six Month Smiles discreet braces to straighten your teeth, you should come in and join us at our Cambridge dental practice for a consultation with our Six Month Smiles accredited dentist.

Your Cambridge dentist will check that this is the most suitable treatment option to suit your needs, and as long as you are suitable will take measurements and photographs of your teeth in order for your braces to be made.

These braces comprise clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, so will blend in well with the natural colour of your teeth. Six months is the average treatment time, with some milder cases at our Cambridge practice complete in half that time.

Because they use lower forces than traditional appliances, treatment is more comfortable, too.