A happy smile means a happier and more confident you. Are you unhappy with your smile? If your teeth are not straight, we can help you with various solutions. At All Saints Dental we can offer you various different approaches to help correct any imperfections to your smile, including fixed braces, clear braces and removable appliances.
Advantages of Aligners:
Those who do not want to wear fixed braces, but want to have straighter teeth and a nicer smile, may be eligible for treatment with the famous Invisalign clear aligner system which uses nearly invisible removable aligners to straighten teeth.
- Unlike a standard brace, aligners have no wires or brackets. The treatment consists of a series of clear aligners which are designed specifically for you. Each aligner in the series moves your teeth by a small amount and by changing the aligner every two weeks for the next aligner in the series your teeth are gradually straightened.
- They can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing your teeth or for attending a special event.
- ‘Nearly invisible’
- Comfortable custom-made fit
- Computerised technology – 3D imaging of the final result can be previewed before the treatment starts. This 3D technology is used to manufacture the series of clear aligners which are required for your individual treatment.
Short Term Orthodontic Systems
We provide a short-term orthodontic system that improves the alignment of the front 6 teeth . The system has been designed to work within a timeframe of 6 to 12 months depending on the severity of the misalignment.
Our team offers many options in both tooth coloured ceramic braces as well as conventional metal braces to suit individual requirements.
Our most popular braces are the Tooth Coloured Fixed braces which uses a ceramic bracket to blend in with the tooths natural colour. This produces a more aesthetically pleasing appliance which is far more attractive option. The orthodontic wires can also be tooth coloured to help improve the appearance further.
Both ceramic fixed appliances and conventional fixed appliances are effective at achieving tooth movement. Your dentist will make recommendations to you following consultation as to which would be most appropriate for you.
Retention is the most important part of Orthodontic treatment. Whilst having your brace taken off is an exciting moment, failure to wear retainers as prescribed may result in teeth relapsing to their original position.
During orthodontic treatment teeth are held in position by your braces, but once removed, stretched fibres in the gum try to pull the teeth back to their original position, this is what we refer to as “orthodontic relapse”. It takes time for these fibres to remodel and stop pulling on the teeth. Continued growth of the jaws can also encourage the teeth to move once treatment has been completed. To avoid orthodontic relapse we provide our patients with retainers, which hold the teeth in their new position. Some movement may occur, this is normal and we understand this may be disappointing. By wearing retainers post treatment as advised, the risk of tooth movement will be dramatically minimised.
There are two types of retainers, fixed and removable.
Removable retainers are made from a clear plastic and fit snugly over your teeth. Fixed retainers are a small thin wire adhered behind the teeth. Your dentist will discuss the alternatives towards the end of your treatment.
All orthodontic treatment requires good patient cooperation. Please be aware whilst Orthodontics can provide remarkable results, you will need to be committed to regular visits to make adjustments to your brace and to check how your treatment is progressing. You will also be committed to lifelong retention appliances to prevent the teeth moving back again after the treatment finishes.