How To Straighten Your Teeth

When it comes to treatments to straighten teeth, there’s a wealth of options out there. In this post, we’ll outline each type on offer here at our Loughborough orthodontist practice, so you have more of an idea of what’s suitable for you and your smile.

Fixed braces

The most famous type of brace is arguably the fixed brace – and it’s the one that’s been around the longest, too. Even though you might think these types of brace look obvious to others, the industry has come on in leaps and bounds in the last decade or so, and they’re far more discreet than they used to be. Traditional fixed braces are also designed to be comfortable in your mouth, with smooth edges, and could actually be a faster alternative than the more cosmetic orthodontic treatments.

Lingual braces

Did you know you can straighten certain teeth from behind? That’s the thinking behind lingual braces, which are fixed to the backs of the teeth and look virtually invisible from the front. They’re also a highly reliable option for many different causes of teeth straightening. There’s only one word of warning – you will need to adjust to them once they’re fixed, as they are on the back of your teeth and it might seem strange to eat or talk at first! However, this is true of any type of brace, to an extent! 

Clear braces

Virtually invisible and removable – that’s the draw of clear braces. They’re a great option for self-conscious teens and adults alike and don’t interfere with your daily life (eating, teeth cleaning, etc). Despite being made of acrylic, they’re actually very strong and durable – just make sure you use the case when you take them out! The best-known brand of clear braces is Invisalign. In fact, we consider ourselves as the Invisalign experts as we’ve been offered this treatment for so long!

The right choice for you

The best way to find out which type of brace is suited to your smile is to book a consultation here at our Loughborough orthodontist practice. We’ll assess your smile, check over your dental history and answer any questions and concerns. Once you’ve chosen your style of brace, we’ll detail how to care for it – and your smile – along the way.

Book today

To secure your consultation for teeth straightening in Loughborough, visit our contact page today. We look forward to providing you with teeth straightening treatment you’ll love!

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Take a look at our other Invisalign blogs here

Book consultation

Discuss your options with Dr. Gosal and his professional team and decide what teeth straightening option is suitable for you. The consultation process involves an initial full assessment, followed by full records and X-rays followed by a further detailed discussion to provide you with a bespoke treatment plan and a thorough breakdown of your brace options. There is absolutely no obligation.

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