Updated: Sep 25, 2018
A dentist will always tell you that straighter teeth are healthier teeth. At Moonlight Dental Surgery in Slough, our dental team understand that many people would like straighter teeth, but do not want the inconvenience of wearing standard metal braces. Fortunately, there are now several discreet alternatives available.
Why are straight teeth healthier teeth?
When our teeth are crooked or otherwise misaligned, there are more gaps in which food and plaque bacteria can build up. These areas can be difficult to clean properly, and your dentist may have pointed out areas of plaque build-up at your last dental check-up. Straightening the teeth reduces the number of gaps and makes them easier to clean – meaning it’s easier for you to stay healthy.
What are discreet orthodontics?
Traditional orthodontics use metal wire and bracket braces to move your teeth. There have been huge advances in the field of orthodontics in recent years, meaning there are now “invisible” options to straighten your teeth. These may be braces that comprise tooth-coloured and clear elements, or clear aligners that fit over your teeth.
At our Slough practice, your dentist has several options available to improve the alignment of your teeth. Some of our modern orthodontic devices include:
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles are cosmetic braces that move the front six to eight teeth – those that show when you smile – enabling them to work quickly. Although they are “cosmetic”, like all orthodontic options at our Slough practice, they can also improve your dental health. They comprise tooth-coloured wires and clear brackets.
Invisalign clear aligners are a popular choice at our Slough practice. A series of clear aligners is custom-made to fit over your teeth, gently altering their position. These aligners are removable for minimal lifestyle impact.
Your dentist may recommend this aligner if you have moderate crowding or rotation issues. It is almost invisible, and works very quickly.