Short Course Orthodontic Treatment

Fast acting ‘invisible’ braces in use at our Epsom dental practice.

For many people, their experience of dental braces is seeing children, many years ago at school, who wore unsightly metal braces for long periods of time.

With that kind of memory, it is probably not surprising that many adults take the decision to leave their crooked teeth as they are, especially if the problem is fairly minor.

It is also likely that some people still think that longer term orthodontics are the only way to have straighter teeth, but nothing could be further from the truth. Whilst some teeth straightening may require longer treatment, the range of short course orthodontics available at the Clock Tower Dental Clinic, means that you can have straighter teeth in a much shorter period of time.

Discreet materials

Whilst dental braces have traditionally used metal for the wiring and brackets that are used to re-position teeth, this is no longer always the case. It is true that some braces do still use this system to good effect, but now do so using finer, tooth-coloured wires and brackets. These are much more discreet and allow wearers to go about their daily lives with very few people noticing.

Clear aligners are another popular method that can be used depending on circumstances. These abandon wiring altogether and consist of a series of transparent trays that are worn directly over the teeth. They are made from a hard wearing medical grade plastic, making them largely fracture resistant. Generally speaking, this type of brace system does take longer to complete the treatment but some people prefer them because of their convenience and discreet wearing. For example, you can remove them when eating and whilst cleaning your teeth which simply isn’t possible with many types of braces, even modern variants.

Speed is of the essence

When your priority is to have a great looking even smile in as little time as possible, we generally use either the Inman Aligner or Six Month Smiles systems to achieve this. The preferred method will be decided following a detailed consultation and discussion with our highly experienced Epsom dentists.

Both of these methods can produce straight, even teeth in a short period of time. Whilst the Six Month Smiles name might indicate that it takes six months, it can take significantly less time to work, depending on the severity of the problem. The Inman Aligner can work even faster, producing straight teeth in as little as six to sixteen weeks.  Although speed is important, it is also essential to make sure that the correct method is used and you should follow our detailed advice about the best way to proceed.

If you have crooked or uneven teeth and would like to see how we can correct this for you, why not call the Clock Tower Dental Clinic on 01372 720136.