Teeth Straightening For Teenagers and Adults in Ascot
Amongst our broad range of modern treatments, our clinic has a comprehensive selection of teeth straightening solutions for patients who seek a perfect smile.
Patients who may benefit from our teeth straightening treatments can have problems with teeth that are ‘gappy’, misaligned, crooked or overcrowded. These issues can be solely aesthetic, but can also cause problems with the bite, with eating or with speech. In some cases, patients also feel very self-aware because of their smile, and in some cases embarrassment may occur.
Here at Ascot Dental Practice we have treatment types for more complex cases as well as cosmetic treatments that work solely on the ‘social six’ teeth at the front of the mouth.
Am I Suitable For Teeth Straightening?
We can treat children, teenagers and adults with our modern smile straightening solutions. Following a detailed consultation, we will assess your needs and offer the right treatment so that you can achieve the straight smile you have always wanted. In some instances, intervening as early as possible with orthodontic treatment can prevent the need for extensive straightening treatment years down the line.
Can I Get Traditional Braces At Ascot Dental Practice?
We do offer traditional braces at our clinic, and we are pleased to offer the most modern versions of these effective dental devices. Traditional braces have come a long way in the last decade, and are much more comfortable than they used to be. They are also much less likely to have an adverse effect on your speech or eating habits.
We only tend to offer traditional braces as a treatment when there are detailed issues with the bite or in cases where the arch of teeth requires a lot of straightening. However, these types of braces can be an appropriate treatment for some aesthetic issues too, giving you a choice including both traditional ‘wired’ braces and more modern aesthetic based solutions. There are benefits to both and we can ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision following a consultation at the clinic.
Can I Get Invisalign At Ascot Dental Practice?
We are pleased to offer Invisalign treatment at our clinic; the leading brand in smile straightening that proves to be continuously popular with patients. The system is effective, very convenient and extremely discreet.
It is the discrete wearing of the system that tends to make Invisalign so popular with our patients. The aligners are almost completely invisible, even to people standing right next to you so you can also expect to be free of the brackets and wires associated with traditional braces. Even better, you can take the aligners out to have meals and brush your teeth. The benefits are plentiful with this innovative and modern straightening solution!
How Do Invisalign Aligners Work?
Invisalign treatment begins with a comprehensive consultation with our Invisalign consultant who will want to know your expectations for the process. Based on the results you would like, and our experience and knowledge, we can then create a comprehensive Invisalign plan to suit your needs.
After chatting with you, a digital scan of your smile is taken so that we can make digital representations of how your smile looks now. Using this scan information we can also show you how your teeth will look after your treatment. With our recommendations and feedback from you, we can make any final adjustments before making a comprehensive Invisalign treatment plan.
To prepare for your treatment, we usually don't need to extract any teeth and instead we can complete polishing between them to allow for movement into the right position.
We then have your first set of thin and comfortable aligners made, which you will wear for between 20 and 22 hours every day for two weeks before coming in to receive your next set of aligners. This will happen every two weeks until the end of treatment. We will also continue to check progress regularly so any tweaks that need to be made can be put in place, keeping you on track to achieve the desired results.
Invisalign Treatment Time
During your use of the aligners your teeth will be moving very gently into position. This process can take between 3-24 months depending on how severe your dental problems are to begin with, and depending on whether you have been able to use the aligners for the right amount of time needed, every day for the straightening to occur.
At the end of treatment we complete detail work where we ensure your smile is going to be as you expected it to be. We will then speak to you about retainers you will need to keep your teeth straight. Removable retainers are available but we encourage patients to opt for permanent retainers which are more effective at keeping the teeth in position.
We can only provide you with a transparent cost for treatment following a consultation because costs vary so much depending on the extent of work you need. We can also discuss payment plans with you which can help spread the full treatment cost, making treatment even more accessible!
How Can I Discuss Straightening My Smile With Ascot Dental Practice?
If you are struggling with a crooked, misaligned or ‘gappy’ smile, please call our team about teeth straightening treatments. You can speak to our receptionists on 01344 873448 for more information and to book a consultation. Your perfect straight smile is within your reach at Ascot Dental Practice!