Invisible Alignment (Cosmetic Braces)
Having straight teeth undoubtedly contributes to an attractive smile, and crocked teeth may affect our confidence when smiling. Thankfully, gone are the days when the only options for aligning the teeth, involved unsightly metal braces that had to be worn for years. With modern orthodontic (teeth straightening) technology we can offer our patients cosmetic orthodontic solutions that are almost invisible and the majority of treatments are completed within a few months.
How does it work? There are different types of cosmetic braces, and your dentist will discuss the different options with you and together you will decide on the best option for you. The most popular cosmetic braces are clear aligners (Invisalign) or white fixed appliances (Six Month Smile, Cfast).
Invisalign: Your cosmetic dentist will take impressions (moulds) of your teeth, from which a specialist dental technician will make a series of thin, clear plastic aligners that fits perfectly over your teeth, each aligner gently moving the teeth gradually into their correct positions. As the aligners are removable you will have no problems cleaning your teeth or eating.
Six Month Smile/ Cfast: Small, tooth-coloured buttons (so called brackets) are glued onto the teeth surface allowing a thin tooth-coloured, flexible wire to gently and gradually move the teeth into the right position. When the teeth are aligned, the fixed appliance will be removed leaving the teeth perfectly straight and balanced.
Before & after