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Different types of braces in North London

woman holding Invisalign bracesPatients who wish to straighten their teeth are nowadays presented with more choices than ever. Advances in modern dentistry have made teeth straightening much quicker, discreet and better value for money, allowing patients to enjoy the benefits of straight teeth and improved confidence with the help of high-quality braces. Metal braces are now only one of several choices, some of which do not even look like braces.

Braces in North London come in different types, sizes and materials. Whether fixed or removable, braces are offered by many dental practices, including Denchic Dental Spa. They are ideal for self-conscious teenagers as well as busy adults who do not wish to alter their lifestyle considerably.

Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is a removable appliance that helps straighten teeth in a short period of time. The treatment consists of two opposing mechanical sections putting mild pressure on the front and the back of the teeth. The treatment focuses on treating the front four teeth, therefore, is not suitable for patients with a complex bite or intricate misalignment problems. Duration of treatment rarely exceeds six weeks.

Invisalign

Invisalign is an innovative teeth straightening treatment that helps move teeth into their correct position with the help of transparent, custom-made, removable aligners. Invisalign aligners are made with the aid of 3D technology and the treatment is fairly predictable, since patients have to change the aligners every week or so. Invisalign braces in North London are removable and can be taken out for eating, brushing and flossing. However, they need to be worn for at least 22 hours per day for effective treatment. Invisalign aligners are very comfortable to wear and require very few adjustments compared to traditional braces. Treatment time averages 12 months, though each patient is different.

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Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles is another type of fixed braces and are very discreet since they are made of clear brackets and wires. Since they focus on the front 6-8 social teeth only, and are not ideal for severely misaligned teeth. Six Month Smiles are great for patients whose teeth alignment requires minor alterations and can perform in six months or less.

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