Gaps between your front teeth when smiling can have a real knock on affect to your confidence. Thats exactly what a patient came to see us about at Time Dental near Godalming. He was a young guy in his early twenties and had always been bothered by the space between his upper front teeth. He wanted to know what his options were.
We discussed his smile and his options. The first option was to use the traditional train track braces. He ruled this out as he wanted something which was not so visible. The other options were the newer invisible braces. The first option is to use clear aligners for adults. This relatively new adult orthodontic braces system uses clear aligners which are virtually invisible to straighten the teeth. Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks and as they are changed they incrementaly move the teeth into a straighter position. There are many different systems available and your Time Dental dentist will be able to advise which adult clear aligner brace is suitable for you. Treatment time can take between 8-24 months depending on the type of movements required.
The other option was the Inman aligner. The new wonder brace. This is a removable adult orthodontic brace that use use special springs to gently squeeze your teeth into the correct position. A great option if you want fast results as you can achieve straight teeth in as little as 8-16 weeks.
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