Have you always dreamed of straighter teeth? Perhaps your dentist has recommended that you or your child have orthodontic treatment. For whatever reason, if you’re considering braces, we thought it would be helpful for you to know what to expect before treatment. This blog reveals the topmost common questions and answers relating to orthodontic treatment at Sarum Dental Practice in Salisbury.
What are my options for braces?
At Sarum Dental in Salisbury, we offer the most high-tech orthodontic systems on the market today, Six Month Smiles® and Invisalign®. Both methods are virtually invisible and fast options to straighten your teeth. Invisalign® uses a set of removable clear aligners to gently move your teeth into the desired position. In contrast, Six Month Smiles® utilises a white, ceramic fixed brace to rapidly align your smile in nearly a third of the time that it takes for traditional braces to work.
Which braces give the best results?
Our orthodontic clinicians will recommend the right braces for you, depending on your smile goals and your current bite and alignment structure. Luckily, our systems are incredibly effective at straightening teeth quickly and comfortably. In addition, once your teeth are aligned, we can further enhance your smile through cosmetic treatment, such as composite bonding or whitening.
Do braces hurt?
You will almost certainly have heard about the uncomfortableness of traditional metal braces; however, we pride ourselves on providing the gentlest dental treatment in Wiltshire, meaning we put your comfort first. Our braces are renowned for their flexible nature and ease of use, so you don’t have to fear the discomfort we’ve come to associate with train-track orthodontics.
How long do braces take to work?
This depends entirely on the patient and the type of brace used. It can take from 12-18 months to straighten your teeth, but for some short-term treatments, like our Six Month Smiles® brace, treatment can be as little as 4-6 months.
How much do braces cost?
The low profile and discreet braces that we offer at Sarum Dental can be more expensive than traditional metal appliances because of their high-tech nature. However, we’ve made it even more affordable for our patients to access high-quality orthodontic treatment through monthly payment plans and 0% finance. Find out more here.