Braces are devices which are designed to adjust the alignment of your teeth to correct their position and your bite when your top and bottom teeth meet together. All braces work on the same principle of applying pressure on your teeth in the direction that they need to move. In the past, braces were often rather ugly and cumbersome, but over the past 30 years, there have been many advances in the types of braces that are available as well as the materials they are made from. In addition, there are now several different types of braces that work in a relatively short time to straighten just your front teeth.
Because there are now a range of invisible or tooth-coloured braces available more adults are deciding to have their teeth straightened. Even if you did have your teeth straightened as a child, you may have noticed that they have gradually moved over time if you did not have a retainer fitted. There are generally two types of braces, fixed and removable, both have their advantages and some are more suitable for particular needs than others. Many dentists such as Denchic Dental Spa offer a number of tooth straightening options.
Braces for You, Me and Everyone
We all have our own unique needs and preferences when it comes to having braces. Your dentist will advise you on the best options depending on the complexity of your particular orthodontic issues. In many cases as an adult, you may decide that you would just like to have your front teeth straightened then the Six-Month Smiles fixed brace may be a good choice. These braces have clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires and are virtually invisible once fitted. Because they only move your front teeth, the treatment can often be completed in six months.
If you prefer the idea of clear removable braces, the Invisalign system could be a better choice, and it can be used to make more complex adjustments to your teeth, although this process may take longer to complete. One of the advantages of having removable braces is that maintaining a good oral health routine is generally easier as you remove your braces when eating or cleaning your teeth.