Braces. Just the word itself is often enough to strike fear into the heart of a self-conscious teenager. At least it certainly was when I was young but modern day braces are a completely different kind of dental treatment that really considers the effects they might have on the emotional well-being of the patient. Over the last ten years a great deal more thought has been put into how braces look and how quickly they can achieve results than just the pure functional element. This is not to say that modern braces lose any of the straigthening power, in fact, modern technology allows them to be moth more aesthetically pleasing and even more effective than older styles of braces.
Braces are needed to align teeth that have either developed unevenly, or teeth that are causing other dental problems because of their alignment. In this way they are both functional and serve a cosmetic purpose. This means not only do they allow the teeth to function better, but they also make them look healthier and more attractive to others.
Some of the modern braces that achieve these stunning results are barely even noticeable when in the mouth. Invisalign braces, for example, are more or less invisible when fitted in the mouth. They are made of one millimetre thick, clear plastic and moulded to fit the individual’s teeth perfectly, making small adjustments over time and gradually producing the desired results. Other braces such as the Inman aligner concentrate on faster treatment, straightening teeth in as little as ten weeks, making them perfect for patients wanting to make a quick improvement to their teeth. There are many types of modern braces available from London W1 dentist with many different advantages depending on the type of treatment most suitable to the patient’s needs.