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Straight teeth without metal braces? Here’s how it’s done

14th June 2016

The thought of metal braces can be enough to put many adults off seeking orthodontic treatment, which is why at Denchic Dental Spa in North London we are pleased to offer a range of subtler alternatives.

In the modern day and age, teeth straightening and orthodontics need not equal metal braces. At our North London dental spa our clients have benefit from treatment with both discreet fixed appliances and clear, nigh-on invisible removable devices. The best treatment in your case will depend on the type and amount of correction you need, and will be determined by your dentist when you come in for a consultation.

North London braces and aligners

The orthodontic treatments available from Denchic in North London are:

Six Month Smiles

This popular system of cosmetic braces is designed for mild to moderate correction of issues affecting the front teeth. As the name suggests, average treatment times is just half a year. Some clients who only required minor orthodontic correction completed their treatment in half that time at our North London dental clinic, and the majority of people finish treatment within nine months.

These braces comprise clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires, thus they blend in with the natural colour of your teeth. They work so quickly because they focus on the “social six” teeth – those in your smile line.

Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is an alternative to braces, used primarily to treat adult relapse cases, and protruding front teeth. Treatment involves using a single, removable aligner which has a special design of spring-loaded bars to quickly push and pull your teeth into a better position.

Average treatment time with the Inman Aligner is between six and 16 weeks, and it acts as a retainer at the end of treatment. Protruding front teeth are more at risk of accidental damage, to this aligner helps to protect your smile.


Invisalign comprises a series of clear, removable aligners that fit over your teeth to guide them into a new position. You change your aligner fortnightly, and the exact number of aligners required will depend on the type and amount of correction that is needed.

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