A Guide to the World of Modern Braces

BracesIf you missed your chance to have your teeth straightened as a child or have suffered from a relapse, it is not too late to resolve your crooked, crowded or spaced out teeth. Dentistry today offers a comprehensive range of braces for adults that offer discreet and effective teeth straightening.

One dental practice that could help you to a straighter smile is Enhancedental in Leeds. Braces for adults, teenagers and children are fitted by their experienced dentist, who specialises in treating irregularities of the teeth and jaws.

What teeth straightening treatments are available today?

Metal braces are one of the most cost effective treatments available, involving metal brackets and wires. However fixed braces also come in a more subtle variety, namely clear braces that use clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires. Fixed braces are now more comfortable with advanced technologies meaning low levels of force can be applied to gently straighten your teeth. For fixed braces that are completely hidden from view, lingual braces are also available, which are attached to the backs of your teeth.

When it comes to removable braces, the Inman aligner can provide fast and effective treatment for the front teeth using a clear bow shaped appliance. The Invisalign system uses a series of removable clear acrylic moulds that gradually nudge your teeth into straighter positions. These removable options make it easier to maintain good dental hygiene during the course of your treatment as you can take them off to eat, brush and floss.

The treatment that will work best for you will depend on the extent of the crowding and misalignment of your teeth. In consultation with a dentist, you can find out which options will work best for you.

What are the benefits of straighter teeth?

Crooked teeth are harder to clean and lead to greater build-up of bacteria. This can increase you chances of poor dental health caused by tooth decay and gum disease. Straighter teeth make it easier for you to ensure your future dental health remains in good condition.

The cosmetic benefits of straighter teeth can boost your confidence, as you will no longer need to feel self-conscious about your smile. This can have untold benefits on your professional and personal interactions.