Cosmetic Teeth Straightening
What is cosmetic teeth straightening?
Cosmetic teeth straightening is a technique designed to straighten your teeth in as little as six months. Clear brackets and a tooth coloured wire are placed on the front teeth to straighten them in a discreet manner.
It’s only suitable for adults who are looking for a cosmetic straightening fix. Unlike traditional orthodontic treatment, it only focuses on the front teeth, as the bone is less dense than the back teeth, meaning that treatment can be completed much quicker.
If you have a clinical need for teeth straightening, you should opt for more traditional braces, as cosmetic braces won’t improve the way you bite, or the way the teeth function.
Cosmetic teeth straightening is an orthodontic system sometimes also called social orthodontics or short term orthodontics. Brands include Six Month Smiles, Cfast and Inman Aligners.
Benefits of cosmetic teeth straightening
The main benefit of having cosmetic straightening is that the average treatment time is quicker than other types of braces because it only focuses on the front teeth.
Cosmetic teeth straightening is a type of discreet ceramic brace, so it’ll be barely visible you’re having your teeth straightened. Although the brace is attached to the front of the teeth, it’s much less apparent against the natural colour of your teeth than traditional fixed braces.
Cost of treatment
Cosmetic teeth straightening can be less expensive than traditional orthodontic treatment because only the front teeth are moved. To get an exact quote for your individual treatment plan, you’ll need to attend an initial consultation with your dentist.
Preparing to have treatment
Your initial consultation will determine whether cosmetic teeth straightening is a suitable treatment for you. If you have a clinical need for treatment, you’ll likely be recommended to have a different kind of brace fitted. Unlike some other types of braces, you usually don’t need to have teeth extracted before having cosmetic straightening, which means treatment can usually start soon after your consultation.