Did you know that braces are not the only option for patients who want to straighten their teeth? At King’s Dental Clinic in Southwark and Hammersmith we also offer treatment with removable appliances, which can be used to correct a wide selection of orthodontic conditions.
Removable orthodontic appliances come with a range of lifestyle and health benefits. They are made of clear plastic, which means that they are not immediately noticeable to anyone not “in the know”. This means you can straighten your teeth conveniently and discreetly.
Because you can take them out for short periods to clean, to brush your teeth and to eat and drink, removable appliances have minimal impact on your lifestyle. You should wear them most of the time (your dentist will advise you how many hours a day you should be wearing your device) but removing them briefly will not impact upon your treatment.
Being able to take them out to clean also helps to avoid the difficulties some patients with conventional braces have around dental hygiene. Braces can be tricky to clean around, although your hygienist can provide useful tips and recommend the best techniques and special equipment to clean around your braces. With removable devices you can simply take them out to brush your teeth, helping to keep plaque at bay.
Often, removable orthodontic appliances can move your teeth more quickly and comfortably than traditional braces, too. Your treatment time and your best treatment options will depend on the type and amount of correction needed, and will be discussed by your dentist at your initial consultation.
The Inman Aligner is just one of the popular removable orthodontic devices available at King’s Dental Clinic. It uses a lingual coil sprint to put pressure on the back of the teeth and a bar across the front of the teeth to reverse the same pressure. These components work in unison to squeeze the teeth together.
Treatment times will vary, but results can be seen in as little as eight weeks.