In the past orthodontics treatment was always for children and teenagers, and it was rare to see adults wearing braces, especially as they used to be so visible. Nowadays modern braces are designed to be virtually invisible, and are the perfect solution for adults who didn’t get the chance to have orthodontic treatment when they were kids. Leeds City Dentalcare offers a range of different orthodontic options, one of which is the Clearstep system.
The system consists of several different methods of straightening teeth, depending on the exact problem. One of the most popular solutions is to choose a series of clear plastic aligners that gradually move the teeth into the correct position. These aligners look a little like night guards or mouthguards and are designed to fit perfectly over the teeth. Each new set of aligners will gradually move the teeth a little further into the correct position, until they are in a more cosmetically pleasing arrangement.
This system is very good for people who don’t have any major problems with the way they teeth meet together, but who do want their teeth to be arranged in a more regular manner. These types of aligners generally need to be worn for 22 hours a day, but can be taken out for cleaning, and while brushing and flossing.
Advantages of Clear Aligners
One of their major advantages, other than the fact that there are invisible is the fact that they are extremely hygienic. In the past people wearing old-fashioned braces with metal wires, elastics and metal brackets had a great deal of difficulty cleaning their teeth properly, and often needed to devote huge amounts of time to flossing and brushing after every meal. Failure to do so put them at risk of developing gum disease, or having unsightly stains left on the teeth after the brackets were finally removed. In comparison today’s new systems can not only achieve results more quickly, but at much less risk of leaving the patient with other dental problems.
One Size Doesn’t Fit All
Obviously some people won’t achieve the best results with this system, but Clearstep does offer several different types of braces. More complex cases may benefit from the use of clear ceramic braces that are bonded to the front of the teeth. These are highly efficient and offer fast results, and the ceramic braces are virtually invisible. Another type of brace offered as part of the system is bonded to the back of the teeth, so once again it’s just about invisible.
Clearstep braces combine the very best of traditional orthodontics with cutting-edge technology. Dr. David Brown or another dentist Leeds at our Leeds surgery will be able to discuss the best system for your needs at your initial consultation.
Advantages of Having Straighter Teeth
If you’ve ever thought orthodontics Leeds was all about creating a more cosmetically pleasing effect, then think again. Having straighter teeth could help improve your oral health. This is because straighter teeth are far easier to keep clean, and if your mouth is substantially overcrowded you’ll find it much easier to floss properly after having orthodontic treatment. This can decrease the risk of tooth decay, and is likely to lead to better gum health. This is extremely important as periodontal disease is a very common condition, and has the potential to be very serious.