Adult Orthodontics in Farnham
If you’re looking adult orthodontics in Farnham and you’ve always wanted straighter teeth or you’re hiding your smile, please read on.
Imagine getting the perfect smile you’ve always wanted without the hassle of wearing traditional metal braces. Clear aligners are a series of removable plastic trays that gradually move your teeth into place. They are extremely popular because they’re virtually invisible and convenient to wear.
We offer a range of treatment options for adults. Our team can help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of with clear aligners and invisible braces.
What is Orthodontics?
Adult orthodontics is an area of dentistry that involves treating patients who have malocclusions (incorrect bites) and crowding. The main goal of this dental treatment is to correct these and improve the overall appearance of the patient’s teeth and improve confidence in your smile using a brace.
There are several reasons why people choose adult orthodontics. Some patients want to improve their smile, and others simply want to straighten their teeth. Regardless of the reason, adult orthodontics can be an effective way to treat dental problems.
What does orthodontic treatment involve?
Orthodontics can entail wearing braces on your teeth to gradually straighten them into the correct position or wearing aligners, which are thin, transparent, flexible plastic mouthguards that you can remove. You may believe that only teens wear braces, yet orthodontics may benefit anybody who wants to enhance the appearance or function of their smile.
What are the different types of orthodontic treatments?
The types of braces used can be categorised into two groups – fixed braces and removable braces. At Time Dental in Farnham, we offer clear aligners (invisible braces) for convenience and the comfort of your own dental practice.
Fixed Braces (traditional braces)
Fixed braces are metal or transparent braces that sit on your teeth and are held in place by brackets and wires. Because of their predictable and dependable outcomes, they are one of the most frequent forms of braces. Fixed braces are commonly used in NHS orthodontics for children, but they are also employed privately in adults. In addition to traditional metal fixed braces, other choices are lingual braces and ceramic braces, which are fixed to your teeth but are less noticeable than classic fixed braces.
Removable Braces (aligners and retainers)
Near-invisible or clear braces are aligners that look like a clear plastic guard over the teeth and straighten your teeth over time. They’re virtually undetectable since they’re clear, so it’s not evident that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign®, for example, utilises a set of practically invisible, custom-made aligners to progressively straighten your teeth without the need for any metal wires or brackets. Removable braces may be taken in and out as needed, but the more you wear them, the more efficient your treatment. Failing to wear your aligners can prolong the need for orthodontic care.
How long does orthodontic treatment take?
To what extent your teeth must be repositioned and the type of brace used will reflect the amount of time your treatment will take.
Average treatment times might take anywhere from 18 months to 24 months, depending on how complicated your problems are.
As part of your orthodontic consultation, your dentist will give you an estimate of the time required before commencing treatment.
What orthodontic treatments do you provide?
At Time Dental, Farnham, our team are dedicated to providing as many treatment options as possible. We offer a
range of aligner technology to suit different clinical needs and budgets. Please see the links below to find out
about each of our clear brace systems:
What to do now…
If you’d like to know more, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team on 01252 723 008 or request a FREE consultation appointment with your dentist online.
Start your journey to experience straight teeth and a stunning smile!