Braces

It’s never too late for braces in Camden

Have you been regretting not getting your teeth straightened when you were young? Or are you regretting not having worn your retainer as much as you should and now your teeth are out of line again? If so, don’t worry, even as an adult you can get your teeth straightened.

And here at Ace Dental, we have a wide range of braces in Camden, so there is bound to be one to suit you, your lifestyle and your budget.

Braces in CamdenTeeth straightening at any age

If you thought that after the age of 18 or so, you could no longer get your teeth straightened, then you will be delighted to know this is not the case. While it is true that the jawbone sets hard around that time, teeth can be moved at any age. All they need is some sustained pressure. After 72 hours, the jawbone responds to relieve the pressure. It dissolves the bone around the tooth that is being pushed or pulled and then builds it up again behind the direction of pressure. Thus, the socket gradually moves and the tooth never becomes loose.

This process can be done at any age, but as you age it takes longer to achieve. People who have had missing teeth for some time often find that their teeth have wandered a bit and so need to wear braces in Camden to realign them before having restorations fitted, be they dentures, bridges or dental implants.

Which braces are right for you?

Whatever your reasons for needing braces in Camden, at Ace Dental we have quite a range to choose from. You might need braces that are fixed to your teeth so that you don’t have to think about them once they are on. Or you might prefer braces that are removable. Removable braces make eating much easier but you need discipline to remember to put them back in so that the pressure is sustained and you don’t find yourself continually having to restart those all-important initial 72 hours before movement starts.

You might be happy with metal braces, or you might prefer something more discreet. There is a spectrum of discretion that runs from metal, to tooth-coloured, to invisible and completely hidden.

Things you might not know about braces

Most people know a little about braces, but there are many facts that you might not know. This information will help anyone considering getting braces in Camden.

Braces aren’t just for straightening teeth

The obvious use for braces in Camden is straightening crooked, gappy or overcrowded teeth, but braces can also be used to improve a misaligned bite. If you think you may have a misaligned jaw or teeth, here at Ace Dental in Camden we can see if braces could be the answer for you.

Braces in CamdenBraces can be invisible

Braces no longer have to mean having a mouth full of metal. Clear braces still use wires and brackets, but the clear brackets and tooth-coloured wire means they are very discreet. Lingual braces are another option, being fitted to the backs of the teeth they are practically invisible to anyone looking at you.

Braces can be used more than once

Many people wear braces in their teens, but that doesn’t stop them from needing them again as adults. Over the years, teeth can shift again, so a lot of adults return for a second course of braces in Camden.

You will need to watch what you eat

If you have fixed braces, you will need to be a bit careful when eating. Hard or sticky foods can damage the braces if you aren’t careful, and other foods can get stuck in them. The dentist will give you lots of advice about foods to avoid or be wary of.

Good oral hygiene is a must

As the dentist will tell you, it is very important to be extra vigilant about cleaning your teeth once you’ve been fitted with braces in Camden. Food can get caught around the brackets, so you will need to make sure you clean them well.

There are more advantages than straight teeth

A straight and even smile may be the main advantage to getting braces in Camden, but there are lots of other advantages too. Misaligned and crowded teeth can lead to lots of other problems, including gum disease, bad breath and tooth erosion. Bacteria is more likely to build up in hard-to-clean crevices, and mouth bacteria can lead to more serious conditions.

A full menu of options for braces in Camden

When it comes to dentistry, no area has moved forward in such leaps and bounds as that of teeth straightening. Public knowledge lags a bit behind though and many people continue to labour under the misapprehension that braces in Camden are chunky metal things that totally obscure their teeth and dig into their cheeks. Not so, at least, not here at Ace Dental, where our list of options for braces in Camden is so long it’s like a good restaurant menu.

Why do we have so many braces in Camden?

Yes, we know that there can be too much choice, but when it comes to braces in Camden, we think that having a really good range of options means that we can cater to everyone’s alignment issues, their lifestyle and their budget.

Braces in CamdenWhat about budget?

Teeth straightening is an investment in the future of your teeth. Straighter teeth last longer because they are easier to keep free from plaque and they are more efficient at chewing, with the whole pressure shared equally so that some teeth don’t crumble away from overuse before their time.

So, what you pay out now will no doubt be saved on later when you avoid fillings, crowns, and maybe even dentures, bridge and dental implants.

Of course, we understand that not many people in austerity-struck London can afford to pay for their braces in one go, which is why we offer different finance options, including 0% finance. Please call for more information.

You can choose from:

Fixed braces – these feature smaller brackets and finer wires than before, but are still the best way to correct severely misaligned teeth. Braces that go on the front of the teeth are made with clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured wires so that they blend in with the teeth. We also have braces that go on the tongue side of the teeth and are completely hidden from view.

Removable braces – no brackets and wires, but very thin clear plastic trays that go over the teeth like a mouth guard. The movement is done with pressure points built into the aligners that press on the teeth to nudge them into position. Progression is achieved by having a series of aligners.

A world of choice with braces in Camden

Have you noticed how so many conditions in modern medicine are on a spectrum? That means that someone may have that condition mildly while someone else has a more severe version of it. You could say the same about misalignments? You might just have a mild misalignment, just the one tooth that didn’t descend properly, or was slightly set back. Someone else might have a moderate misalignment where all the teeth are a bit wonky. Someone else might have something pretty severe going on with their jawbones, so that they don’t bite together properly. All of these problems can be solved with braces in Camden at Ace Dental.

Braces in CamdenThing is, kids in the UK who have problems with their bite will probably be able to get help from the NHS. It’s the ones with less severe problems who fall through the funding net and can grow up feeling awful about their teeth but not able to get free treatment. If this was you, you will be relieved to hear that it is never too late to get braces in Camden and get that smile you always wanted.

Teeth move

Teeth are not fixed in the jawbone. Instead, they sit in sockets and are held in place by various fibres like a spider in its web strung between the bars on a gate. To move your teeth all you need is sustained pressure on it. Keep up a gentle pressure for more than 72 hours and the jawbone responds to relieve it. It dissolves the bone in front of the direction of pressure and then builds it up again behind the direction of pressure.

How braces work

Braces work to produce that pressure. The kind that are fixed onto the teeth creating a pulling pressure with wires strung between brackets. The pressure is maintained by tightening the wires every few weeks.

Clear aligners, which go on over the teeth like mouth guards, do the same thing but have bumps and ridges carefully placed inside them that create a pushing pressure. The pressure is maintained by using a series of aligners and changing from one to the next every week or two.

Which kind is right for you? Come and find out!

Teeth straightening with modern braces in Camden

We have great news for anyone out there who is looking to get their teeth aligned with braces in Camden. You couldn’t choose a better time to get your teeth straightened. Modern braces offer you a way to straight teeth that will not compromise your lifestyle or appearance whilst you are wearing them. Advances in the way braces work mean quicker treatment times, increased comfort and more discretion. Many braces in Camden are clear or tooth-coloured. We have lots of brace options to help you get the smile of your dreams, including the brace that is taking the world by storm, Invisalign. Why not join the millions of adults enjoying the benefits of straighter teeth with one of our modern brace systems?

Braces in CamdenOur teeth straightening braces in Camden are able to fix problems such as crooked, crowded or gappy teeth, usually in just a few months. Treatment times vary from patient to patient.

Invisalign

Here at Ace Dental we have discreet braces in Camden, so discreet, they are almost invisible. This brace is called Invisalign. Invisalign is popular with adults, perhaps due to the fact is removable and transparent. Many adults who had ruled out fixing their teeth because they didn’t want to wear visible braces, now have straight teeth thanks to Invisalign.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign works in a different way to traditional braces. It uses aligners made of thin, clear plastic, which are worn over your teeth. These aligners move your teeth from being crooked to straight. Most people will never realise you are wearing the aligners when they are in your mouth; great news for anyone who does not want to draw attention to the fact they are having their teeth straightened.

Can Invisalign help you?

Invisalign can straighten mild to moderate tooth straightening needs. If you have more severe tooth straightening requirements, you may need additional treatments. Invisalign should work for you if you are committed to your treatment plan. If you feel you will be able to keep your aligners in for the majority of the day and night, you are a good candidate for Invisalign. Call us today to find out more.

Keep your braces treatment quiet

Braces in Camden have come a long way: time was, if you wanted straighter teeth, fixed metal braces were your only option. And while they did the job, it was a bit like getting a sledge hammer to crack a nut. Never mind the taunts of ‘brace face’ and stares and personal questions from strangers that accompanied treatment. It’s no wonder adults didn’t often choose to wear these highly conspicuous devices.

You see, while fixed metal braces in Camden are necessary for complex realignment of the teeth and jaws, such as teenagers need, for adults who just want to straighten up their teeth a little, there are now better tools for the job. Fixed metal braces will do the work, but how much better if it can be done more quickly and discreetly?

Braces in CamdenEnter clear and hidden braces in Camden. Yes, it is possible to get straighter teeth without anyone knowing. There are a range of options available. At Ace Dental, we offer the following treatments.

Invisalign

These are clear plastic, removable aligners, similar to mouth guards. They come in pairs and slot neatly over the teeth and gums. Once in place, they are invisible to all but the most dedicated observer.

Inman Aligner

Treatment with this aligner can be very quick: it can take as little as six weeks. And while it is held in place with metal fixings, the section across the front of the teeth can be made from clear plastic, making it reasonably discreet.

Quick Straight Teeth

There are two methods available from QST: either a clear aligner, similar to Invisalign, or a fixed braces system that uses tooth-coloured brackets and wires, that blend into the teeth.

Lingual braces

These fixed metal braces can do almost all the work that their front-facing counterparts can. Only difference is, they are fixed to the back profile of the teeth, and so are hidden from view.

Six Month Smiles

These are tooth-coloured fixed metal braces that work in a similar way to Quick Straight Teeth.

Why not drop into Ace Dental today and find out more about braces in Camden?

Is it possible to have fixed braces in Camden that are discreet?

Fixed braces often invoke images of children or teenagers with unattractive metal brackets and wires. Truth is that metal braces are very effective in aligning the teeth in their proper position and braces can prevent a lot of oral problems from developing. However, modern dentistry has more than metal to offer. If the idea of metal braces makes you feel image-conscious, then you may wish to consider discreet braces.

At Ace Dental, you can enjoy the benefits of fixed braces in Camden without compromising your appearance. Our dental practice offers Six Month Smiles and lingual braces, both of which are safe and effective. While each of these braces target different problems and cannot be used by everyone, they share a common trait – they are much less noticeable. This way you can continue smiling without anyone knowing that you are undergoing treatment.

Braces in CamdenSix Month Smiles

Unlike regular braces that are made of metal parts directly glued on your teeth, Six Month Smiles brackets are made of clear ceramic and the wires are tooth-coloured. This treatment targets the front teeth and is ideal for patients with minor alignment issues. They are comfortable to wear and they do not move your tooth roots like regular braces. As a result, treatment time is reduced significantly and you can enjoy your new smile within six months or less. Six Month Smiles braces in Camden are the best solution for patients who are getting ready for a significant life event such as a wedding, since the treatment process is quick, simple and straightforward.

Lingual braces

Lingual braces have been around for many years but they only gained popularity in recent years due to them being hidden behind the teeth and capacity to treat complex problems. As their name suggests, these braces are glued to the back of the teeth. Unlike regular braces which are standard, lingual braces in Camden are customised to fit behind each tooth. Lingual braces are entirely discreet and can help with any misalignment problems as well as complex bite problems.

Get in touch

If you are looking for a discreet fixed brace treatment, which really deliver results, then you should contact our friendly dental team.

Removing the barriers to straight teeth

Getting your teeth straightened may be one of those things you’d really love to do but never get around to because you just can’t imagine taking a couple of years out to wear uncomfortable, heavy-metal braces that attract unwanted attention. Maybe you’d have done it as a kid, but now that you’re an adult, it’s not a look you really want to have. Well, the good news is that teeth straightening has undergone a revolution and braces in Camden have never been so comfortable and discreet, and treatment times have never been so fast.

Here at Ace Dental, we have a range of braces in Camden that can give you the lovely straight smile you have always wanted without the hassle and inconvenience that has put you off treatment for years. And, if it literally is years and years, don’t worry, the great thing about getting your teeth straightened is that you can get it done at any age.

Braces in CamdenHow teeth move

Sustained pressure plays a vital role in getting the teeth to move. The jawbone responds to this pressure by removing bone cells on the compression side of the pressure and simultaneously adding new bone cells on the tension side.

Our braces in Camden

If you are adult with a mild to moderate case of misalignment, we have a range of braces that can straighten out your teeth in a relatively short period of time. We also have a teeth-straightening dentist to deal with the more complex cases.

Our braces include:

Inman Aligner

This removable device is great for realigning the front teeth using transparent aligner bows that sandwich the teeth to realign them. Treatment can take from 6-18 weeks. This device can also act as a retainer, which saves you money.

Invisalign

Invisalign employs clear, removable aligners that look like mouth guards. Instead of just one device, you receive a series of them which are worn one after the other. Each has built-in pressure points that nudge the teeth into alignment little by little. They are removable so you can eat and drink normally.

We also offer other brands such as Quick Straight Teeth and Six Month Smiles.

The straight talk on braces in Camden

Many people look to receive braces in Camden when they are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth. However, they are also a great solution for crooked teeth, overbites or underbites and incorrect jawbone positions. Here at Ace Dental, we offer different straightening solutions to suit your needs.

Braces in CamdenTypes of treatment

We have embraced the fast and exciting advances made in the world of braces. In your initial consultation, our dentist will check out your teeth and gums, take bite tests, and discuss what you’d like, to suggest the best option for you. Our up to date technology allows us to offer the following treatments:

  • Quick Straight Teeth: QST is a bracket system that works if you’re looking to fix the front 6-8 teeth. It is a very subtle way to receive treatment which takes up to six months;
  • Lingual braces: this option takes longer. It is suited for more serious misalignments, not just the front teeth. It usually takes around 24 months. You don’t have to worry about having a visible metal mouth for two years though as the brackets are hidden behind the teeth;
  • Tooth-coloured braces: similarly, tooth coloured braces allow people to receive treatment without bringing attention to the fact that they’re sorting their teeth out.

Who can get braces?

People of all ages can reap the benefits of braces in Camden. However, the ideal time to start teeth straightening treatment is around 10 years old, as the mouth is still growing and therefore the teeth are more susceptible to being shaped and straightened.

That is not to rule out braces as an option for adults. It can be useful for those who want to improve the appearance of their teeth. Thanks to the alternatives to traditional braces, it means patients don’t have to feel self-conscious about choosing to acquire braces to treat their teeth as an adult.

It’s also important to have healthy gums and teeth, as they need to be reasonably strong to suit braces. Our braces dentist will determine whether or not you are suitable for treatment. If you generally maintain good oral hygiene, our braces dentist should be able to give you the green light.

Which are the braces for you?

Being a modern human is all about choice. Sometimes it can even feel like there is too much choice and you can find yourself spending hours in the haircare aisle wondering which shampoo is best for you, trying to find that one that will cater to all your issues. It’s getting a bit like that with braces in Camden. There are metal braces, plastic braces, braces for the front teeth only, and even braces that go behind the teeth.

Braces in CamdenAt Ace Dental, we stock the whole wide range of braces so you can be sure that there is one to suit your needs. However, we aren’t going to leave you to work out for yourself which ones are right for you. When you come to us for braces in Camden, our trained braces dentist will take a good look at your teeth alignment issues and answer all your questions. Together you and our dentist will work out which brand of braces is going to best suit your lifestyle, your alignment issues and your pocket.

Yes, you may have a yearning for those invisible plastic aligners, but if they can’t do the job, we are going to steer you towards braces designed for your issues. You may want to get the job done as quickly as possible, but teeth can only move so fast, and you only get one set of teeth, so it’s better to get the right braces for you and take your time with this process.

Discreet braces for adults

Taking your time does not have to mean being burdened with unattractive metalwork all over the front of your teeth for months on end. The really big clunky braces are out of date and really only used for super serious alignment issues these days. For most adults, it’s more a case of straightening up a few mildly misaligned teeth at the front of the mouth. For such issue, we can probably use either clear aligners or clear ceramic brackets with tooth-coloured wires. If you do have more complex issues, we have braces in Camden that go on the backs of your teeth rather than the front, and no one can see them.