More Than Just Hype

Woman putting on clear bracesThere seems to be no end of talk going on about how getting one’s teeth straightened can improve one’s life. But then, there’s a lot of similar talk about washing powders. Both sound too good to be true, but, leaving washing powder advertising to one side, it actually is true about teeth. Research at the Sheffield School of Clinical Dentistry published in 2017 looked at what braces do for Brits. What the researchers found was that kids having braces treatment before the age of 18 enjoyed better oral health-related quality of life, with the biggest improvements being in emotional and social health. What those research results mean about getting braces in North London is: do it! People don’t stop having social and emotional lives after age 18, so there’s no reason to suppose that this does not also apply to them too.

Braces in North London

In North London, braces are available from reputable dentists such as Denchic Dental Spa, for adults using systems that don’t compromise how they currently look now for how they will look in the near future. Two systems are well known for being discreet, comfortable and quick.

Invisalign braces in North London are in fact a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners. Each one is designed to put a little pressure on the teeth, nudging them one tiny step along the way to be straight. Once the pressure has subsided, which takes 7-10 days, it’s time for the next one. The aligners are removable for eating and cleaning and, because they are very thin, clear plastic, they are as good as invisible once they snapped on over the teeth.

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles, on the other hand, use the traditional bracket and wire system, but with clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured wires, which blend in with the teeth. They are designed to move the teeth only and so use gentler forces than metal braces. The average treatment time is six months.

Adult who wish they had straight teeth can still achieve this with either of these systems. One might be more suitable than the other, so the best thing to do is book a consultation appointment, so that the dentist can take a look and make recommendations.