Orthodontic treatment is a type of dental treatment that focuses on correcting misaligned teeth and jaws. This can involve the use of braces, aligners, or other dental appliances to move teeth into the correct position. Orthodontic treatment can provide numerous benefits, including improved oral health, a more attractive smile, and better self-esteem. The length of treatment depends on the severity of the misalignment, but most patients can expect to wear braces or aligners for around 18-24 months. Regular check-ups with an orthodontist are necessary during treatment to ensure that progress is being made and adjustments can be made as needed.
Invisalign VS Fixed Braces
Invisalign and fixed braces are both effective orthodontic treatment options, but they have some differences. Invisalign is a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually move teeth into the desired position. Fixed braces, on the other hand, use brackets and wires that are attached to the teeth and adjusted periodically by an orthodontist.
Invisalign is often preferred by those who want a more discreet treatment option, as the aligners are virtually invisible. They are also removable, which means that patients can take them out to eat, brush, and floss. However, Invisalign is not suitable for more complex cases and may be more expensive than fixed braces.
Fixed braces are typically used for more severe cases of misalignment and can produce results more quickly than Invisalign. They are also more effective in treating certain types of orthodontic issues, such as correcting bite problems. However, they can be more uncomfortable and may require more frequent adjustments by an orthodontist.
Ultimately, the choice between Invisalign and fixed braces depends on the specific needs and preferences of each patient. A consultation with an orthodontist can help determine which option is best for achieving the desired results.
Fixed braces and Lingual braces are both effective orthodontic treatment options, but they have some differences. Fixed braces use brackets and wires that are attached to the front of the teeth and can be seen when smiling or speaking. Lingual braces, on the other hand, place the brackets and wires on the back of the teeth, making them less visible.
Lingual braces are a good option for those who are concerned about the appearance of traditional braces, as they are essentially invisible. However, they can be more difficult to clean and may be more uncomfortable than traditional braces, as they can rub against the tongue. Lingual braces may also require more frequent adjustments by an orthodontist.
Fixed braces, while more visible, are generally easier to clean and adjust. They are also typically less expensive than lingual braces. Fixed braces are typically used for more severe cases of misalignment and can produce results more quickly than lingual braces.
Ultimately, the choice between lingual braces and fixed braces depends on the specific needs and preferences of each patient. A consultation with an orthodontist can help determine which option is best for achieving the desired results.
If you are looking to have an orthodontic treatment please contact us on 02084493022 as our team can help you booking your next appointment.
We have several Dental Clinics available to you, check the following ones to see which one is near to you.
London- GM Dental and Implant Centre Barnet – 27 Wood Street, Barnet, EN5 4BE – 02084493022
Kent- GM Dental and Implant Centre Rochester – 5 London Road, Rochester, ME2 3JA – 01634718882
Kent- GM Dental and Implant Centre Ashford – 40 Elwick Rd, Ashford TN23 1NN – 01233803804
Most our practices will require you to have a consultation before beginning any Orthodontic treatments, in order to assess whether the procedure is suitable for you. During the consultation, your dentist will also be able to discuss the cost of the procedure, any possible side effects, and any alternative treatments available. Additionally, it is important to ask any questions that you might have before booking an appointment, in order to make sure that you are fully informed before proceeding.
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