Teeth straightening, or orthodontics, is no longer limited to teenagers. Many adults are opting to straighten their teeth later in life, either for the first time, or to repeat orthodontic treatment they had as a teen. Modern teeth straightening does not require fixed metal braces and instead uses innovative systems such as clear plastic aligners or tooth-coloured brackets and wires.
Using Invisalign or Quick Straight Teeth, we can achieve dramatic transformations in as little as 6 months. Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners while Quick Straight Teeth uses discreet tooth-coloured brackets and wires. If you’re curious about how teeth straightening could improve your smile, book your consultation today.
Your teeth will naturally fall into the easiest possible alignment, and this isn’t always perfectly straight alignment. Crooked and misaligned teeth can not only damage your confidence, but they are also more difficult to care for. Orthodontics works by applying gentle pressure to your teeth to push and rotate them into the correct alignment. This should always be closely supervised by an orthodontist so they can monitor the movement.
Braces or aligners are typically worn for 6-24 months, depending on the severity of your case. With Invisalign, you’ll change your aligners at home every 10-14 days. With Quick Straight Teeth, you’ll visit the dentist for adjustments. At the end of the treatment plan, you will switch to wearing a retainer at night time to keep your teeth looking beautiful.
This all depends on your individual case and the severity of your orthodontic problems. Quick Straight Teeth is designed to achieve results in as little as 6 months, while Invisalign will typically take around 6-24 months. We will give you an estimated timeline before you start treatment so you know exactly what to expect.
Braces and aligners apply pressure to your teeth to move them into the correct position. This can be uncomfortable to get used to and some discomfort is to be expected. This is usually worse when you change aligners or have an adjustment. You should become accustomed to this pressure over time.
Braces are only available on the NHS for under 18s with a clinical need for orthodontic treatment. The waiting list is also very long for treatment, and some children will turn 18 before they receive a referral. This is why many patients are opting for private orthodontics which will also offer more choice over the type of braces used.