Teeth Straightening / Invisalign®

There are essentially two ways of correcting irregularities in the alignment of teeth. Orthodontics (braces) and restorative dentistry (including veneers, crowns, bridges, implants, aesthetic reshaping/enameloplasty, and composite bonding).

Both are ways to get straight teeth and each has advantages and disadvantages.

Restorative dentistry is a quicker solution and can sometimes be completed in a single visit. More often two or more visits are required depending on the complexity of the situation. Some tooth preparation is needed and the restorations may need replacement during a lifetime.

Orthodontics tends to take longer, between 3 and 24 months depending on the complexity of the treatment. Generally, a lot of visits are required. There are more rapid orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign clear aligners and Quick Straight Teeth. Conventional orthodontics (fixed braces) takes longer but delivers better results.

There are different so-called invisible braces for teeth straightening. Some are removable and some are fixed to the teeth. Invisible aligners in orthodontics are worn full time including those provided by Invisalign dentists.

Irregular or crooked teeth may look less attractive and they can also make it harder to clean your teeth and maintain good dental health.

Straighter, whiter teeth can dramatically improve your confidence and self-esteem. At Advance Dental Care, we understand everyone’s smile is different, and we will discuss your wishes and requirements to agree the best plan for you.

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