A lot of people are reluctant to undergo teeth straightening treatment because they feel that it is a commitment of several years and they are not sure about having unsightly metal brackets attached to the fronts of their teeth. If this sounds familiar then it is time to put your smile first and educate yourself on the subtle, discreet treatments that are now available. Appliances like Incognito Weybridge offer you the chance to straighten your teeth without anyone even noticing unless you decide to tell them. There is more than just one discreet appliance available, but booking a consultation appointment with your dental practitioner will allow them to carry out a thorough examination of your teeth and advise you on which treatment will be the most suitable for you.
Straightening your teeth can be secret
Also known as lingual braces, this treatment can go completely unnoticed by the people around you, giving you the choice as to whether you wish to tell them you are receiving treatment or not. They are similar to traditional appliances, using metal brackets attached to the surfaces of your teeth to move them gradually into their new positions over time. The main difference between lingual appliances and traditional ones is that they attach to the backs of your teeth rather than the front, so are hidden from view even when you smile, talk or laugh. Before having this appliance fitted you will need to have a full examination of your mouth carried out. This is so your dental practitioner knows what shape and size to make each bracket so that they can attach to your teeth as efficiently and comfortably as possible.
Once you have your brackets attached to your teeth they will do the rest of the work for you. They are permanently fixed to your teeth throughout your treatment, so you do not need to remember to put them in or take them out for eating and brushing, making your life easier. You will need to attend your dental practice to have them tightened around every six to eight weeks as they gradually move your teeth, and these appointments also provide your practitioner with a chance to check that your treatment is working efficiently, as well as that your teeth are in good condition.
Opt for a clear, removable appliance
If you are not fond of the idea of having an appliance permanently fixed to your teeth for a lengthy period of time then there are alternatives for you to consider. There are now clear, plastic aligners available that are completely removable and just as capable when it comes to straightening teeth. For this treatment you will have a 3D scan taken of your teeth, and from this a series of aligners will be custom-made for you. These fit snugly over your own teeth and are easily removed for brushing and eating, but must be worn for a minimum of twenty-two hours a day to ensure your treatment works effectively. Each set of aligners need to be worn in the correct order and for around two weeks each, but this can vary depending on your individual circumstances.