dentistry and facial aesthetics
At myFACE, there are a number of treatments available to straighten teeth. They cover a range of costs, methods and treatment times.
Please see below an overview of the solutions offered at myFACE and to find out which option would suit you, contact the practice to book a free, no obligation consultation.
Invisalign is the new 'invisible brace' at myFACE. It moves teeth that are crowded, too far apart or have shifted since wearing conventional braces.
The convenience and ease of use have made it the choice of over half a million people, giving hundreds of thousands of people amazing new smiles.
Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, Invisalign uses Tim's instructions to create a series of custom made, removable mouth trays (aligners). These aligners apply a controlled amount of force to your teeth causing them to move. Average treatment time is 10 months.
Lingual orthodontics, fitted behind the teeth, really are truly invisible from the front. As the latest method of moving teeth discretely, they are growing greatly in popularity.
The custom-made brackets are fitted behind the teeth, and whilst the patient is still able to feel them with their tongue, the brace is not noticeable to others. There may be a period of adjustment when the brace is first fitted when you may find it harder to eat certain foods, and your speech may be affected, but for the majority of patients this is relatively short.
As well as straightening teeth, there are other, less obvious benefits to lingual orthodontics. Lingual systems are easier to clean than conventional braces, and it is often found that damage due to poor brushing is minimised in patients with lingual braces, compared to those with traditional 'train tracks'.
Lingual orthodontics can be used to treat a wide range of issues, including overcrowding and rotated teeth. However, average treatment times vary depending on the individual circumstance.
The Inman Aligner is a near invisible brace that is suitable for making minor adjustments to straighten teeth. Treatment times are generally shorter than for other orthodontic treatments, taking only approximately 16 weeks.
Many people prefer the idea of the Inman Aligner as there are no brackets like conventional braces, and the device is removable, not to mention the relatively short treatment time.
However, it's not suitable for everyone. To find out if it could be an option for you, please contact the practice.
Once you have completed your treatment, it is important to wear a retainer to maintain the alignment of your teeth.
Watch this brief video from the British Orthodontic Society to understand why.