Cosmetic orthodontics is a branch of dentistry which deals with the correction of misaligned teeth for cosmetic (aesthetic) reasons. This usually involves the wearing of a brace to help move the badly aligned teeth back into position.
Braces are a standard form of treatment for misaligned teeth which results in what is known as a ‘bad bite’. This means that the top row of teeth protrude over the bottom row of teeth: or there are too many teeth in the jaw which has caused overcrowding.
A brace may be worn to correct an irregularity caused by tempromandibular joint (TMJ) in which there is a problem with the movement of the jaw leading to difficulties in biting or chewing.
Braces are worn for medical reasons but they can also be chosen for cosmetic reasons such as improving a crooked smile. This can have an effect on a person’s confidence and self esteem and their overall quality of life.
Properly aligned teeth will help to alleviate this as well as ensuring an attractive looking smile.
Invisalign® is a discreet way to straighten teeth using custom-made, almost completely transparent aligners.
If you are desiring a straighter smile, then this is the perfect treatment for you, particularly if your teeth are misaligned.
What does the treatment involve?
At your first appointment we’ll help you decide your course of treatment. Your dentist will take bite impressions of your teeth and send them to Invisalign®.
Producing your aligners
Invisalign® use 3D imaging technology to create your bite impressions into a custom-made series of clear and removable aligners.
Receive your aligners
During your next visit to Dentist On The Green, you will receive your first set of aligners. Your dentist will probably give you a few additional sets for you to wear before you return for your next visit.
Wear your aligners
You’ll wear each set of the aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss. You’ll need to visit your dentist every six weeks to check that your treatment is progressing as planned. The total treatment time averages from nine to 15 months.
Finish your treatment
Your treatment ends when you have worn each set of aligners. To help keep your bright new smile, you will wear retainers at night for six months, and then usually a few times a week as instructed by your dentist.
Six month smiles
Six Month Smiles® short term orthodontic treatment is a modern twist on tried-and-true orthodontics.
There is little debate within the orthodontic community that braces are the most widely used and most effective method to give patients straight, healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. Six Month Smiles has taken the best aspects of braces; modified the treatment and the materials to give adults a common-sense, cosmetic solution that fits your lifestyle.
What makes Six Month Smiles so innovative
• Average treatment times of only six months
• Six Month Smiles Lucid-Lok® clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires are barely visible
• Use of braces has shown to provide the most conservative and predictable final result
• Six Month Smiles Patient Tray Kits™ ensure that your appointments are fast and comfortable
• Low forces and short overall orthodontic treatment times increase comfort, safety, and hygiene
• Six Month Smiles is typically less expensive than traditional braces, aligner therapy, or veneers