For some people, the length of time traditional orthodontic treatment takes and the thought of wearing metal braces deters them from having treatment. Now at Sarum Dental in Salisbury we offer a new technique, known as short-term orthodontics. Invisible braces, such as Invisalign and Six Month Smiles, provide the perfect solution for patients requiring minor tooth realignment, who want a discreet and convenient solution.
Short-term orthodontics is an advanced technique, which uses clear brackets and almost invisible wires or clear plastic retainers, depending on the individual case, to gently move misaligned teeth to their desired position.
The appliances themselves are virtually invisible meaning that this is a perfect treatment to correct slight overcrowding, or for those who have previously had orthodontic treatment but whose teeth have shifted back over time. Best of all, short-term ortho is usually completed in around 6 months, depending on the case, around a third of the time taken for traditional orthodontics.
This treatment is not appropriate in every case, which is why we assess each patient individually to see if you are suitable. During this assessment we will discuss which options are best for your orthodontic needs.
INVISALIGN® INVISIBLE BRACES
Invisalign® is invisible, removable and comfortable.
Would you like orthodontic treatment but the thought of wearing noticeable braces has put you off? At Sarum Dental in Salisbury we have a solution - Invisalign®.
Invisalign® is one of the most discreet orthodontic treatment options available today. It works by using a series of invisible, removable and comfortable aligners that no one will be able to tell you’re wearing. That’s because the clear plastic material they are made out of is virtually invisible.
The aligners are custom made for your teeth from an impression we’ll take at your initial consultation. Each set of aligners must then be worn for approximately two-to-three weeks. After each two-to-three-week period we’ll give you the next set. Each set of aligners builds on the work the previous set has done to gently bring your teeth into their new, straighter position.
Invisalign® clear aligners are great for people who want to have straight teeth but can’t bear the thought of having traditional fixed metal braces.
SIX MONTH SMILES®
Straight teeth in less time using Six Month Smiles® clear braces for adults
Six Month Smiles® is a unique system that uses clear braces to gently straighten and align the teeth that show when you smile in just six months.
Many adults spend their entire lives covering their mouths when they laugh, smile or talk because of the appearance of their teeth. They feel stuck because they do not want to wear adult metal braces for long periods, or they are concerned that other corrective teeth straightening procedures could be too invasive or too expensive.
Now, there is an effective, safe and affordable cosmetic braces solution that fits your lifestyle. This system uses standard orthodontic mechanic, but the emphasis is on cosmetic appearance rather than the position of your bite.