Braces: What are your options?

Does your smile affect your confidence? If yes, why not investigate your options? You could be surprised. Whatever your age, braces are a great option for correcting your smile. As dental technology has evolved, the way different treatments are being carried out is becoming more sophisticated. This includes orthodontics. Unsightly methods of straightening teeth are becoming a thing of the past as new, advanced techniques have become available in dental practices like AP Smilecare.

Smile stats

Braces What are your options

A huge number of us are unsatisfied with our smile. In fact, recent research carried out on Brits showed that 42% of us wish we could change the appearance of our smile. However, with the change of times and new technology, many of these people are starting to make their perfect smile dreams a reality.

Last year more than 200,000 children and adults in England and Wales started orthodontic treatment. Fewer than 1 in 100 of these patients were adults, with just 1,500 adults beginning orthodontic treatment in England and Wales between 2014-15. Despite this low number, more adults than ever now want orthodontic treatment, many having missed out when they were younger.

Finding the perfect solution

While the image of silver ‘train track’ style braces has put many off getting braces once they hit their 20s, the look and style of braces have now changed. It fact, today’s braces can be so discreet that you’ll find a number of celebrities and film stars opting for corrective treatment to straighten their teeth.

At AP Smilecare we offer a range of options including:

Ceramic braces

This type of brace is becoming increasingly popular and has the same effect and function as a fixed brace but not that industrial ‘train track’ look. Instead, ceramic or clear brackets are attached to the teeth meaning they can go unnoticed. While not invisible, they are virtually impossible to spot in day-to-day conversation.

Braces What are your options

Invisalign braces

For those that don’t want the permanency of fixed braces, Invisalign could be the solution. The innovative Invisalign technology allows you to have custom-made aligners that are replaced every couple of weeks as your teeth gradually move and line up.

The transparent aligners are barely noticeable and easily slot over your teeth. In most cases the treatment will last between nine and 15 months, ensuring once your teeth move, they’ll stay put for life.

Braces What are your options

Incognito lingual braces

Our most discreet solution is the Incognito brace, which sits on the back of your teeth. Hidden away from your smile, the only person who’ll know you’re wearing braces is you! The treatment is tailored to your requirements and gives rapid results, just like any other regular brace.

To find out more about any of our services make an appointment to see your AP Smilecare dentist today. We’ll be able to make an assessment of your teeth and answer any questions you might have about our range of adult braces.

Braces What are your options

Have you tried out our adult braces? If so, why not leave a review of the braces you chose in the comments below, or tweet your review to us @APSmilecare