If you are considering having a smile makeover then you have probably thought about, or even investigated popular treatments such as tooth whitening, veneers, or perhaps white fillings or all-ceramic crowns. All these treatments can do a lot to help perfect a smile, but orthodontics in Leeds can be a very useful part of a treatment plan.
Take a More Conservative Approach to a Smile Makeover with Orthodontics
Using braces before you have other treatments can be a more conservative approach, and could help you to save money in the long run. For instance having your teeth straightened at Leeds City Dentalcare could mean you subsequently require fewer veneers to create a straighter smile.
Veneers are excellent at correcting teeth that are slightly crooked, but they do need the teeth to be modified slightly, as a small amount of enamel needs to be removed from the surfaces due to receive the veneers. Even though this amount is minimal, these teeth will always need to be protected with veneers. The average life for a veneer is approximately ten years so if you can minimise the number required then you will save money in the longer term.
Some people may still be put off having orthodontic treatment as it can conjure up images of having to wear a mouthful of metal, or having unsightly ‘train tracks’ attached to the front of the teeth for months on end. While it is true that traditional braces are still used, there are many more modern systems that are virtually invisible. Dentists are using Orthodontic system called the Inman Aligner in Leeds City Dentalcare.
What is the Inman Aligner?
The Inman Aligner is a removable brace that is virtually invisible. It uses a combination of titanium nickel springs that exert forces on an inner and outer bow. The bows are thin pieces of wire, and one fits across the outer surfaces of the teeth, while the other is located on the inner surfaces of the teeth, and they create opposing forces to gently but effectively move the teeth back into position. This system is ideal for correcting teeth that are crooked or protruding, and can achieve results within just a few weeks.
The brace is completely removable, so it is easy to clean your teeth normally during treatment. Even though it is not completely invisible, it is very unobtrusive, and needs to be in place for such as short while that most people do not find this a problem. It does need to be worn for approximately twenty hours each day for the results to be realised within the predicted timeframe. The actual brace can feel a little strange at first, but most people soon become accustomed to wearing it. You will need to return to see Dr David Brown, or another dentist at our Leeds surgery every few weeks so we can ensure your teeth are moving as predicted.
This brace won’t be the right choice for everyone. Booking a consultation at Leeds City Dentalcare will allow our dentists to assess your bite so they can see whether or not it will be effective for your needs. The range of movement provided by this brace is fairly limited which is one reason why the results are so quick, but it could just be a more conservative approach to gaining a perfect smile, without the need for more lengthy orthodontic treatment.