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.