Straighter teeth: you can believe the hype

Dentist examining teethA lot of words get bandied around about how people’s lives can improve just by getting their teeth straightened. It may sound too good to be true, but actually it is true. Research from the Sheffield School of Clinical Dentistry, and published last year, looked at what braces do for people in the UK.What that translates into in terms of getting braces in Farnham is: go for it!

They found was that braces treatment before 18 years old really does improve oral health-related quality of life; the biggest improvements were in emotional and social health.And if getting braces improves the emotional health and social lives of the under 18s, there’s no reason to suppose that this does not also apply to people over 18 too. In Farnham, braces are available for adults using systems that don’t compromise how they look now for how they will look in the near future.Dentists such as Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic offer two systems that are well known for being discreet and comfortable and quick.

Cfast

Cfastbraces make simple corrections to the front six teeth on the upper and lower jaws. These fixed bracesconsist of barely noticeable clear brackets fixed to the front surface of the teeth and strung together with tooth-coloured wires. The bracket angles determine the direction that the teeth movein. The wires, which are periodically tightened, supply the force to move them.

Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is forcrowded or protruding front teeth only. They are gently guided to an ideal position in by nickel titanium coil springs that power two aligner bows. These bows gently oppose each other, guiding the teeth into their new position. These gentle forces are active over a very large range of movement, which is why the Inman Aligner works so quickly.

The inner bow pushes forwards, while the outer bow pulls back on the front teeth. The Inman aligner is removable for eating and social occasions, but it must be in place for 16-20 hours a day. Treatment takes 6-18 weeks, depending on what needs doing.

Most people need to wear a retainer when treatment with braces in Farnham is over.