If you think braces are just for kids – or that braces will turn your smile into a mouth full of metal – then think again!
Millions of adults are unhappy and self-conscious about their crooked teeth, covering their mouths when they smile, laugh or talk. The stigma of old-fashioned metal braces and the concern that they will be stuck wearing them for years keeps many adults from learning more about what treatments are available to help them.
We offer a range of affordable, relatively fast-acting, comfortable, and nearly invisible teeth straightening options that are now available. These options utilise advanced, proven-effective orthodontic straightening systems that can often produce desired results within months, not years, of treatment time.
Oatlands Dental Lounge in Weybridge understands your concerns as an adult who needs braces and offers two very effective adult teeth straightening systems, the Inman Aligner and Six Month Smiles.
The Inman Aligner is designed specifically for realigning upper and lower front teeth. Using a patented system of alternate pressure, the Inman aligner is a removable orthodontic appliance – much like a retainer – with only a single, clear wire that is visible.
Realignment is accomplished through a push/pull design using a coil spring that puts pressure on the back of the teeth needing to be repositioned, while a counter-wire ‘pulls’ front teeth into re-position.
The Inman Aligner does not require multiple appliances over the normal 6 to 16 week treatment period. Your only Aligner will be fitted during two 30-minute visits and is followed by monthly 15-minute visits to check alignment progress.
Most patients experience minimal discomfort during the first few days of wearing their new Inman Aligner and find relief with their preferred over-the-counter medication, such as aspirin or paracetamol.
The Inman Aligner is a proven, effective adult teeth straightening treatment, having been in use since 2000. It offers the benefits of being an effective, low cost straightening option that produces rapid results and is useful for mild treatment cases.
Six Month Smiles is a system more closely aligned with the orthodontics traditional braces, but are radically different in appearance, using very small tooth-coloured wires made of special nickel titanium. Six Month Smiles is also used primarily for the realignment of the upper and lower front teeth.
The orthodontic forces applied with Six Month Smiles are constant, yet gentle, allowing significant realignment to be accomplished in greatly reduced treatment times. Your Six Month Smiles braces treatment time will fall within 4 to 9 months and wearing a retainer following the removal of your braces is necessary.
The Six Month Smiles teeth straightening system can achieve the intense realignments of traditional metal braces without the discomfort and glaring appearance of traditional braces – in a much-reduced treatment time and at a fraction of the cost of conventional braces with an orthodontist.
After a thorough examination, our trusted Oatlands Dental Lounge in Weybridge dentist will carefully discuss any recommended teeth straightening treatments with you. We have specialised training that allows us to perform treatments that can carry out certain tooth movements, however, if your case is found to be more complicated, we will be happy to arrange a referral to an orthodontist. We encourage you to ask any questions at any time before, during or following your treatment process – we want you to be comfortable and reassured throughout.
BDS (Hons.) MJDF RCS (Eng), MClinDent (FRP Lond) FICOI, MSc (Dental Implantology)
BDS (Lond) MJDF RCS (Eng)