Explore the world of modern braces

Woman with braces having check-upCumbersome, uncomfortable and unsightly – three words that aptly describe what braces used to be like. Today teeth straightening has changed considerably with the advent of braces that are more discreet and comfortable than ever before. Modern braces have come along so much that adults are increasingly looking to get their teeth straightened with braces in Camden.

Dental practices across the country offer a variety of different teeth straightening treatments, including traditional fixed metal appliances. However, more and more practices also offer clear and/or removable alternatives and in Camden braces that fall under this description are available at Ace Dental.

Here are a few of the different braces in Camden that patients can ask their dentist about:

Invisalign

Invisalign hardly comes close to resembling what most people consider braces. 3D printing technology led to the development of these clear, plastic aligners that fit over a patient’s teeth. A series of aligners are custom-made for each patient, with each aligner worn for about two weeks before moving onto the next. The aligners are removable, which means they can be taken off to eat, brush and floss. However reliable results are only possible if the aligners are worn for 20–22 hours a day.

Secret Smile

Fixed metal braces don’t need to be an eyesore. Secret Smile lingual braces are fixed metal braces that are attached to the backs of the teeth where they are hidden from view. This treatment focuses on the front six teeth, which are most prominently on display when smiling. By targeting treatment in this way, treatment times are greatly reduced from years to months.

Six Month Smiles

This fixed system of teeth straightening uses the same mechanism as traditional fixed metal braces but is brought right up-to-date with the use of tooth-coloured brackets and wires. These fade into the background, rather than dominating the teeth. As the name suggests results can be seen in on average six months.

More to explore

There are even more teeth straightening treatments available for patients to explore, including Quick Straight Teeth, the Inman Aligner and Damon lingual braces. Camden dental practices offer many of these modern treatments, enabling an ever greater number of patients to achieve the smile they’ve always wanted.