Let’s face it, braces are dental devices to straighten teeth, not fashion accessories. They are icons of awkward adolescence and they are never going to make it onto the catwalks, unless it’s in an ironic way. Dental researchers know this and a lot of research money has been put into finding ways to make braces for adults more acceptable.
Not everyone gets their teeth straightened as children. Many grow up with somewhat wonky teeth that are not misaligned enough to qualify for braces in North London on the NHS. But, when you are earning your own money, why not spend some of it on getting your teeth straightened? It’s easier than ever now that dental research and development has come up with so many great ways to straighten mildly misaligned teeth.
Here at Denchic Dental Spa, we stock three great types of braces in North London, and we reckon that one of them is perfect for your mild misalignment issues.
These clear plastic aligners don’t even look like braces. Mouth guard-style aligners snap on over your teeth and their carefully positioned pressure points press on your teeth until they start to move. Once the pressure’s worn off, you put the next aligner in, and so on, until your teeth are correctly placed. Invisalign aligners are removable, which makes eating and cleaning much simpler, plus when they are in place, you have to look very, very closely to see them. Average treatment time is a year.
Six Month Smiles
These are bracket and wire braces, 21st century style. The brackets are clear ceramic and the wires are tooth-coloured. Everything is smaller and finer than old-style metal braces so they blend in with the teeth. These braces are designed to work on the front six social teeth, which are the ones that show when we smile and talk. The average treatment time is six months, hence the name.
The Inman Aligner
This is a removable device. It features two spring-loaded aligner bows that go in front of and behind the front teeth. It is used to straighten the very front teeth only and depending on what the problem is, can take as little as six weeks to do its work.
When it comes to getting teeth straightened, most adults don’t need really heavy-duty braces in North London. Those kinds of braces are designed for complex realignment issues and getting the upper and lower jaws to line up properly, or for widening the palate. Dentists usually carry out this kind of work when the patient is still young, and the jawbone has not yet set hard and is still malleable.
The kinds of problems that adults want to sort out are seen as being more cosmetic, in that if they don’t get the straightening done, it isn’t going to interfere with their eating or their ability to speak properly. In the dental world, cosmetic treatments are about looking good, but, make no mistake, science shows that looking good is directly linked to self-confidence. And, when looking good involves the smile, it is also directly linked to happiness levels. That’s because when we smile a genuine eye-crinkling smile, it triggers the release of the body’s happiness chemicals, such as serotonin.
So, for adults with wonky teeth it is definitely worth getting them straightened, and, because most adult alignment problems are mild to moderate, the chances are that you can take advantage of the various braces in North London that are designed to deal with mild issues, often related to the front six social teeth only.
The good news is that with most of our North London braces at Denchic Dental Spa, the average treatment time is pretty short, from a matter of just six weeks up to about a year for most treatments. Also, the braces are discreet and won’t dominate your mouth.
The Inman Aligner
This features two aligner bows on springs that go in front of and behind your very front teeth to straighten them. Treatments can be completed in as little as six weeks, and this removable device can double up as a retainer, making treatment hassle-free and very affordable.
If you need treatment for more than the very front teeth, you can try Six Month Smiles or Invisalign. Both these braces in North London are discreet and fast-acting. Invisalign is also removable for ease of eating and cleaning.
For a long time, braces were disliked and viewed as extra baggage people had to carry around in their mouths for years. Gone are these days now. Increasingly patients are coming to terms with the fact that braces are an absolute gem and there are more options than ever for braces in North London.
Some people consider braces to be expensive. Some patients view them as luxuries rather than a health necessity that can help them turn their lives around. This perception is changing. As more and more players get into the dental industry, the prices of the products and services have come down significantly. Braces in North London at Denchic Dental Spa are now more affordable than ever. This is why our patients are no longer suffering with alignment issues when they can get affordable braces in North London.
Improve oral health
Many patients have now realised that braces are there to help them improve their oral health. Mouths with overcrowded or crooked teeth offer bacteria crevices and corners in which to breed. Bacteria in the mouth will eventually lead to problems like tooth decay, bad breath and other dental diseases. Braces in North London will help you avoid all this by getting the teeth back into the natural positions they are meant to be in.
Comfortable, convenient modern braces
Unlike 20 or so years ago when braces were bulky and uncomfortable, braces nowadays are small and convenient. We can even offer invisible options for our patients here at Denchic Dental Spa. Yes, you can go about your daily business without anyone realising that you have them on you. What a step forward from the metal train tracks of traditional braces.
Retain your natural teeth
The beauty of braces in North London is that you get to work with your original natural set of teeth. Unlike dentures and other forms of surgery where you lose your natural teeth, braces will help you to align the teeth. This is another reason they have really grown in popularity in the past few years.
Visit us today to discuss the most appropriate braces for you.
When people meet for the first time, they usually greet each other with a smile. This primeval baring of the teeth and crinkling of the eyes says ‘I am your friend. I am not a danger to you’. If someone doesn’t smile because, say, their incisors never really descended and their teeth all tip in a bit, on an instinctual level, you could well interpret this as: ‘I am not your friend and I might do you over’. You probably won’t think that it’s because they are ashamed of their wonky teeth. In North London, braces are solving this problem for people who have been ashamed to smile. Maybe you can benefit too.
At Denchic Dental Spa we love Invisalign clear aligners. This revolutionary method for straightening teeth relies on digital technology. Rather than traditional brackets, bands and wires, Invisalign uses clear plastic trays, similar to gumshields, that push your teeth into a straighter position.
This innovative take on braces in North London is designed to fit with busy, professional lifestyles, where image is important. The use of transparent, very thin plastic aligners avoids the adolescent look that is frequently associated with train track braces. At only 0.3mm thick, the clear resin trays fit so snugly over the teeth that they almost cannot be seen by the untrained eye. Another bonus is that the aligners hug the teeth so closely that they do not interfere with speech, another plus for working people.
Along with being almost invisible, Invisalign aligners are removable. They unclip from the metal brackets hidden away on your back teeth, and can then be cleaned with a toothbrush, saving time and effort spent trying to remove trapped food. The smooth plastic does not rub inside the mouth either.
You can also take the aligners out for important business or social events, although the aligners do need to be worn for at least 20 hours a day for the treatment to stay on schedule.
Last, but not least, the speed of the treatment, usually about a year, makes Invisalign more affordable.
These North London braces are designed for people only need to realign their teeth and are not suitable for serious bite correction issues.
If you grew up with teeth that are slightly wonky, you have probably always wished you had got them straightened when you were younger. Don’t worry, it’s not too late. Increasing numbers of adults are having their teeth straightened with braces in North London.
There has been a braces revolution going on in the last couple of decades, opening the gates for adults with mild misalignments to visit their dentists for cosmetic braces treatment.
Many adults want straighter teeth, but don’t want the lengthy treatment times, discomfort and embarrassment of traditional ‘train-track’ braces. Fortunately, these days these heavy-duty braces are only necessary for people, usually kids, with serious bite problems to correct. It’s probable that as an adult who wasn’t made to have NHS braces, you have a perfect bite but your teeth grew through wonkily. In which case, here at Denchic Dental Spa, we have various braces in North London that could suit you:
If you only need your very front teeth realigning, this is the system for you. Nickel titanium coil springs power two aligner bows that 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. Worn as prescribed, it can straighten up your teeth in only 6-18 weeks. It is removable for eating and cleaning, and doubles as your retainer, saving you money.
Six Months Smile
This fixed bracket and wire system has the added bonus of using clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured wires, making it much more discreet than metal. As the name suggests, this braces system can realign teeth in an average of six months.
If you’d rather not do the wire options, invisible braces are custom-made tight-fitting trays rather like bite-guards. You wear a series of them, each for 7-10 days. Each one gradually shifts your teeth towards their desired position.
If you would like to find out how braces in North London can transform your smile, and maybe even your life, please come to Denchic Dental Spa for a consultation.
Dental technology has advanced significantly over the past years, and now adults have a number of discreet, comfortable and attractive teeth straightening options to choose from. Having braces is no longer something to be embarrassed about. However, before you commit, it is important to know which treatment options are available, and a good fit for you.
At Denchic Dental Spa in North London, braces come in different types and forms. In addition to standard metal braces, we offer a good selection of technologically advanced treatment options that produce great results, but without the look of metal. Our experienced dentists will examine your teeth thoroughly and help you decide which treatment is right for your situation.
Invisalign is an innovative teeth straightening method that involves multiple clear aligners, that you wear in a scheduled order to achieve the desired result. Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic and most people will not even know you are wearing them. Moreover, they are removable and can be taken out easily in order to eat and clean your teeth. However, Invisalign braces need to be worn at least 22 hours per day and for this reason, they require a high level of commitment. Invisalign is generally a viable option for most patients; however, it may not be suitable for all cases.
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles is a teeth-straightening system that uses clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured wires that are barely visible. Just like regular braces, they will move your teeth into their correct position over a period of six months (or less). However, unlike metal braces, Six Month Smiles braces in North London only focus on the front teeth and do not alter the bite. Six Month Smiles braces are ideal for patients with mild teeth straightening problems, who wish to straighten their teeth quickly and reliably.
Like Invisalign, the Inman Aligner is a clear, custom-made, removable aligner. Because the aligner is transparent, it is very difficult to spot. While Invisalign is typically recommended for mild to moderately crooked teeth, the Inman Aligner can treat crowded and protruding teeth. Inman Aligners can also benefit patients whose smiles have lapsed because they stopped wearing their retainers.
There’s something so important about having beautifully lined up teeth. They tell the world you are strong and healthy and somehow that subliminal information opens all sorts of doors that can otherwise need a good shove. It’s just how people are hardwired to react to a smile. They see a good strong, white smile, complete with genuinely crinkled up eyes, and their instincts say ‘This is a warm, friendly person. I want to be around them and help them.’ When your teeth don’t line up beautifully, people can’t help but react to them. It’s how we are wired and sadly, wonky teeth are a feature of modern life.
The good news, if you are a person with wonky teeth, is that they are easily and discreetly fixed with braces in North London from us at Denchic Dental Spa.
If you’ve made it to adulthood without getting your teeth straightened, this is probably because you didn’t qualify for funding on the NHS. The NHS only funds treatment for severe misalignments involving the jaws as well as the teeth. The good news for you is that if it’s only your teeth that need fixing, and it probably is, then it’s a lot quicker and requires smaller braces than getting your bite realigned.
In fact, we stock some great braces in North London that are specifically designed for adults who want quick, discreet teeth straightening.
These are plastic aligners that go over the teeth like snug mouth guards. Carefully placed pressure points nudge the teeth into alignment. The aligners are very hard to spot once in place and are removable for eating and cleaning.
Six Month Smiles
Small, clear ceramic brackets and dainty tooth-coloured wires can straighten out the front six teeth in an average time of only six months.
The Inman Aligner
Two spring loaded aligner bows go in front of and behind the front teeth to straighten them. Treatment can take as little as six weeks.
With all three methods you will need to wear a retainer for a while after treatment to keep the teeth in the correct position.
It’s so easy to fix those slightly wonky teeth of yours that you pretend you don’t mind about but secretly you can’t stand. Do you put your hand over your mouth when you smile? Or smile with your lips closed? You may think you are fooling other people, but the message they receive when you do either of those things is that you are not a very warm friendly person. We know that’s not the case, but humans are hardwired to use the smile as a gauge of whether someone is a friend or foe.
And yet, with the right braces in North London, from us at Denchic Dental Spa, your slightly wonky teeth would be a doddle to straighten out. It’s the misaligned bites that take years and lots of discomfort to sort out. Mild to moderate misalignments of the front six teeth, known as the social teeth, only need gentle forces to nudge them into position. And at Denchic Dental Spa, we offer a range of braces in North London that have been designed specifically to realign mildly wonky teeth. One brand, the Inman Aligner takes only 6–19 weeks to realign your front teeth.
Maybe you have been putting off getting braces in North London because you think it would be worse to have to live with ugly train track braces on your teeth than the misalignment that you know you can put up with. We can understand that adults would rather not wear the metal braces associated with awkward adolescence, which is why our braces have discretion as one of their key selling points.
We have braces that blend in with your teeth so that they are not the first thing that people notice when they meet you.
One brand, Six Month Smiles, looks more like tooth jewellery than braces with its clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured wires, it could almost be a necklace for the teeth.
Another brand, Invisalign, is almost invisible once it is in place over your teeth.
To find out more about our braces in North London, why not come in for a consultation?
If this sounds like just what you need then look no further than Six Month Smiles. They are a form of adult cosmetic braces in North London and are designed for straightforward cases – scenarios where the teeth don’t require a huge amount of movement to correct.
Six Month Smiles braces in North London may appeal to patients who perhaps had braces when they were younger, but didn’t continue to wear their retainers, resulting their teeth partly shifting back to their former positions. A small adjustment would therefore be enough to get back their ideal smile.
One of the major benefits of Six Month Smiles at Denchic Dental Spa is the length of the treatment time. The average treatment lasts just six months, hence the name Six Month Smiles. However, treatment can range anywhere from four to nine months depending on your specific dental issues.
Can I have Six Month Smiles treatment?
So how do you know if you would be a good candidate for Six Month Smiles braces in North London? Well that’s where Denchic Dental Spa comes in. When you arrive at our practice, you will be welcomed by our friendly team. At your initial consultation, we will take x-rays of your teeth, we’ll check for any areas of decay and assess what kind of movement you require to see if you qualify for Six Month Smiles braces in North London.
If you decide to go ahead with Six Month Smiles treatment, we’ll take a set of impressions of your teeth. These impressions will be sent to our lab to prepare the brackets that will be placed on the fronts of your teeth. The brackets and wire are tooth-coloured or clear so they will blend into the background of your teeth.
Once your new braces are fitted, you’ll come back to our practice every three to four weeks for some minor adjustments, as this will give us an opportunity to see how your treatment is progressing.
Once you are happy with the position of your teeth, we can make retainers for you. We ask that you wear your retainers every night. That way you can keep your new smile for many years to come.
Modern dentistry just keeps getting better and better, and nowhere more so than in the area of teeth straightening. The digital age has led to new technologies and the use of new materials and technologies that allow researchers to come up with systems of braces that are more discreet and comfortable than ever before. There are now so many great systems of braces in North London.
It doesn’t matter if you couldn’t get NHS funding as a child, you can invest in your own equally effective and more discreet treatment with braces in North London, with us at Denchic Dental Spa.
People don’t seem to realise that teeth can move around in the jaw throughout life, no matter how old someone is, and getting braces is not age-dependent once you have at least some adult teeth. In fact, it’s not unusual for much older people to have teeth straightening so that they can have dental implants fitted.
At Denchic Dental Spa, we offer three kinds of braces in North London:
This removable device realigns the front teeth only. It uses the opposing forces of two metal spring-loaded aligner bows which fit in front of and behind the front teeth. Treatment takes only 6–18 weeks and the aligner doubles as a retainer to hold the teeth in place while they settle in.
These are transparent, plastic, 3D printed mouth guard-style trays. They fit so snugly over the teeth that they become almost invisible once they are in place. You start with tray 1 in the series, which is a tiny bit different than how your teeth are now. Carefully placed pressure points inside the aligner starts to move your teeth toward alignment. You wear each tray in the series for about a week to 10 days. Treatment takes about a year.
Six Month Smiles
Small, clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured wires use the same mechanical principles as traditional braces to move teeth. However, because they are moving the teeth and not realigning the bite, the forces are much gentler. Six Month Smiles takes, on average, six months to realign the front six social teeth — the ones most people are concerned about because they are most often on view.