Teeth straightening the modern way

Women having her Invisalign installedTeeth straightening treatments have changed so much in recent years that people may not even recognise the new treatments as braces. They can straighten teeth quickly and discreetly, with minimal disruption to the patient’s lifestyle.

Practices in the northwest, such as the Liverpool Smile Studio, can provide a wide range of braces. In Liverpool patients can choose between the tried and tested traditional braces and more modern treatments that have no metal components at all.

Traditional braces in Liverpool

The most common method of teeth straightening in the UK is the traditional braces that are familiar to most people. With years of proven results, it’s hard to argue with the effectiveness of these braces. In Liverpool they can be made less conspicuous through the use of different materials, making them more appealing to adults.

Alternative fixed braces in Liverpool

Many dental practices offer up-to-date alternatives to traditional braces.

Fastbraces are more modern variation on metal brack and wires braces that promise to straighten teeth quicker, more comfortably and for less money than other alternatives.

They do this by using triangular brackets instead of the traditional rectangular ones. This type of brace can also be made from clear and tooth-coloured materials, which makes them less visible.

Another type of fixed brace system is Six Month Smiles. This works in the same way as traditional braces but only affects the front six teeth that are visible when the patient smiles. This shortens treatment time considerably.

Removable appliances

One of the most popular removable treatments in the UK is Invisalign. Invisalign can straighten the patient’s teeth without visible braces.

Invisalign uses a series of custom-moulded plastic aligners that are slightly different in shape from one to the next. This difference in shape applies gentle pressure to the teeth, repositioning them over time. Invisalign is suitable for mild to moderate misalignments and treatment time is 9 — 18 months.

Invisalign aligners are removable making eating and cleaning much easier than with traditional braces. And because they are clear, they are almost invisible, enabling the patient to go about their daily life without fear of comment or ridicule.