Treating crowded teethCrowding is a fairly common problem, which tends to occur when there is a lack of space in the jaw and the teeth grow over and push against each other. In most cases, crowding is hereditary, but thumb-sucking and using a bottle during childhood can increase the risk. Crowding is treated using orthodontic treatment. Orthodontics is the field of dentistry which deals with alignment and positioning of the teeth and jaws. The most common form of orthodontic treatment is a brace.
Our treatment optionsWe are proud to offer a diverse range of orthodontic treatments, including discreet removable aligners and modern fixed braces. Our treatments include:
- Inman Aligner
- Six Month Smiles
Which treatment is best for me?It’s impossible to say which treatment suits you best without first examining the teeth and analysing the bite. When you come for a consultation, your dentist will perform thee tests and then chat to you about what you wish to gain from treatment and which kinds of treatments you prefer. Once they have the relevant information, they can make recommendations that will best suit your orthodontic needs and your treatment aims. To arrange a consultation, simply call us or pop in if you’re passing.
What is the Inman Aligner?The Inman Aligner is a removable, discreet aligner designed to solve mild orthodontic problems that affect the front teeth. The aligner generates forces that push and pull the teeth, causing them to move, and creating a beautifully straight smile. The Inman Aligner is not the same as other aligners. Although it is not invisible like Invisalign and Clearstep, it is very discreet and treatment time is much shorter. The only part of the aligner visible when you smile is a fine metal bar.
Who can benefit from the Inman Aligner?The Inman Aligner is designed for patients who have minor issues that affect the teeth at the front of the mouth, such as mild crowding, crooked front teeth and gaps between front teeth. It can also be beneficial for patients who have suffered relapse after undergoing treatment in the past.
The benefits of the Inman AlignerThis innovative treatment offers an array of benefits, including:
- speed: the average treatment time is just 16 weeks
- simplicity: the treatment process is incredibly simple and patients can enjoy the flexibility and convenience of a removable brace
- discretion: the aligner is very discreet and much less noticeable than a traditional fixed braces
- comfort: the aligner uses state of the art technology to minimise discomfort
- value for money: with fewer appointments needed and rapid treatment, this system is much less expensive than many others on the market
Our treatmentsCrowding is a common orthodontic problem and if you suffer from crowded teeth and you’re looking for a solution, we have great news. Our modern, discreet treatments move the teeth quickly and painlessly to give you a stunning, straight smile. Our treatment options include 6 Month Smiles, the Inman Aligner and Invisalign. 6 Month Smiles: this incredible fixed brace system takes half the time of normal fixed braces to straighten the teeth and focuses on aesthetics to give you an amazing new smile. The braces are made from clear components, so they are barely noticeable, and they use advanced technology to reduce friction and accelerate the speed of treatment. Invisalign: this popular clear aligner system is the perfect choice for patients who would rather remain incognito during the treatment process. Invisalign uses a number of aligners, which are custom-designed for the individual, to gradually straighten the teeth and ease crowding. The aligners work in order and each one is worn for 2 weeks. The Inman Aligner: this is a great option for anyone who has minor crowding that affects the front teeth. It works incredibly quickly and the aligner is much less noticeable than traditional fixed braces. You can also enjoy the freedom of being able to take your brace out. The average case is complete within just 4 months. If you’ve had enough of crowding and you’ve decided it’s time to sort your smile out, give us a call and book a consultation. We will assess your needs and have a chat with you to help you decide which treatment is best and then we can start planning your beautiful new smile!
How does Invisalign work?Invisalign uses a series of appliances that are shaped according to a personalised treatment plan. Each one is different and all are custom-made. Each aligner remains in place for 2 weeks, and the aligners work in a set order. During treatment, it’s important to wear the aligners for the recommended time each day. They can be taken out to brush your teeth and eat, but should be worn for at least 21-22 hours per day.
What are the advantages of Invisalign?Invisalign offers a host of benefits for patients who are looking for a discreet way of straightening their teeth. These custom-made aligners are light, they use gentle force to move the teeth and they are virtually invisible. They are also removable, which means that they have very little impact on the way you go about your day to day business. You can eat without any worries about breaking your brace or getting anything stuck in the brackets and you can clean your teeth in the normal way. If this system sounds like the one for you, call us now and book your consultation!
Our orthodontic treatmentsCrowding is a common orthodontic issue that usually results from a lack of space in the jaw. With orthodontic treatment, we can move the teeth and create room, giving you a much more attractive and functional smile. We have a host of different options and we have solutions for patients with minor crowding, as well as those who have more complex crowding, which requires more movement. These include: Invisalign: Invisalign is a clear brace system that gives you the chance to create a stunning smile in secret! These removable braces, known as aligners, are made from clear plastic, so they are invisible when you smile. Invisalign is ideally suited to patients with minor or moderate issues. Inman Aligner: the Inman Aligner is a great option for patients who only need minor correction. This removable appliance takes just 16 weeks to straighten the teeth and it is much more discreet than traditional fixed braces. 6 Month Smiles: 6 Month Smiles is a fixed brace treatment that is designed to deal with issues that affect the front teeth. 6 Month Smiles works very quickly and the braces are clear, so they look much more discreet than normal fixed braces. If you have crowded teeth and you’re tired of feeling conscious every time you smile, we have the treatments to help! We can have you smiling with confidence in no time.
Our bracesWe offer an array of cosmetic brace treatments, including the Inman Aligner, Invisalign and Six Month Smiles.
The Inman AlignerThe Inman Aligner is a removable aligner that is specially designed to correct minor issues with the front teeth. The aligner isn’t invisible like Invisalign aligners, but with an average treatment time of just 16 weeks, your brace will be off and your smile will be stunningly straight before you know it. The aligner is much more discreet than traditional fixed braces.
InvisalignInvisalign is a clear aligner system that uses a collection of removable, custom-made appliances to straighten the teeth. The aligners work in an order, with each one worn for 2 weeks. They are clear and sit over the top of the teeth for an extremely discreet aesthetic. Invisalign is a very popular system, mainly because it offers the opportunity for patients to have treatment without anyone being able to see the brace. However, it also offers additional advantages, such as comfort and flexibility. With removable braces, you have the freedom to enjoy life as usual, with no worries about cleaning your teeth or getting food stuck in your brace when you’re enjoying dinner out.
Six Month SmilesSix Month Smiles is an innovative fixed brace system, and takes just 6 months to correct misalignment and create a beautiful smile. These braces use state of the art technology and they are specifically targeted at patients who have problems with the front teeth. The wires are self-ligating and the brackets are light and clear so you can enjoy discreet aesthetics and painless treatment. If you’re interested in orthodontic treatment and you would like to find out more about our brilliant braces, call us and make an appointment, or pop in and see us!
Our treatmentsWe offer a range of innovative orthodontic treatments to cater for patients with minor, moderate and severe orthodontic issues, including problems with the bite and misaligned teeth, overcrowding, overjet (protruding front teeth) and gaps between the teeth. Our treatments include:
- Inman Aligner
- 6 Month Smiles