If you’re like many adults, you may have a memory from your teens of your family dentist recommending that you have braces. At the time, it may have felt like it wasn’t important or a step too far for your self-conscious teen self. You may even remember the braces that were on offer at the time with a vague sense of horror.
Fortunately, times have changed. Your attitude towards your crooked teeth may have changed too.
A growing number of adults are seeking treatment with an orthodontist to straighten their crooked teeth and improve the appearance of their smile or how well their teeth bite. Here at Crescent Lodge Dental, we often see adults who have developed mannerisms to hide their teeth when they talk and who avoid photographs at all costs. If that sounds familiar, we want you to know that it’s not too late to have your teeth straightened. There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing someone smile with confidence for the first time in their adult life.
When you visit us to consult with an experienced orthodontist in London, the first thing you will learn is that there are a number of orthodontic (teeth straightening) solutions designed for adults. These brace and aligner systems are incredibly discreet, far removed from the ‘train track’ wire braces you may have contemplated as a teen.
Damon Clear braces, for example, are fixed braces that use tooth-coloured wires and clear brackets to make the fact that you’re having orthodontic treatment almost impossible to spot. Treatment lengths with the Damon System are typically up to six months shorter than with traditional wire braces.
If you want to keep your orthodontic treatment completely to yourself, you may decide that lingual braces are the best option. Lingual braces are wire braces that fit to the back of your teeth so that they are completely hidden. We have an experienced dentist at Crescent Lodge Dental Practice whose special interest in orthodontics means that we are able to offer lingual braces with excellent outcomes.
If you’re not sure a fixed brace is the right option for you, you may want to discuss whether you’re a suitable candidate for Invisalign clear aligners. These aligners are incredibly popular with adults as they are almost invisible, comfortable to wear, and can be removed when you want to eat, drink or clean your teeth. You can even take them out for special occasions, although they should be worn as much as possible for the treatment to be fully effective.
Your options will depend on your individual case but whatever braces or aligner system we recommend, we feel sure that visiting the orthodontist in London at Crescent Lodge Dental Practice will be a pleasant surprise.
Call us on 020 7622 5333 to book a consultation.