Orthodontics

Discreet orthodontics in Camden for a healthy and beautiful smile

Many people are afraid to show their smile because of crooked and unattractive teeth. Luckily, dentistry has evolved considerably over the years and patients can now achieve a beautiful and healthy smile with the help of discreet orthodontics.

At Ace Dental in Camden, we appreciate the social consequences that can occur from having unattractive teeth. Yet, image-conscious teenagers and adults are reluctant to wear bulky metal brackets and wires. For this reason, many patients choose alternative orthodontic treatments for a more discreet and healthy way to achieve a beautiful smile around the average cost of conventional braces.

Orthodontics in CamdenInvisalign

Invisalign is an innovative alternative to traditional braces. Unlike regular metal braces that are attached to the teeth and cause pain and discomfort, Invisalign clear aligners are removable and allow patients to clean their teeth and eat their favourite foods without restriction. Treatment with Invisalign begins with a consultation to find out if you are a good candidate. After approval, 3D images of your mouth are taken and sent to the Invisalign laboratory in order to create a set of aligners that are custom-made for you. Every 7-10 days a new aligner is provided and the teeth gradually move into their correct position.

Lingual braces

Lingual braces are completely invisible when you smile because they are hidden behind the teeth. These braces are customised to match the shape and curve of your teeth and make a viable option for professionals who wish to straighten their teeth discreetly.

Tooth-coloured braces

Unlike traditional metal braces, tooth-coloured braces are less visible, since they are made to blend with the rest of the teeth. Tooth-coloured braces work just like metal braces but do so much less obviously, thanks to their ceramic (or clear) brackets and tooth-coloured wires.

The Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is a removable orthodontic appliance, designed to correct adult relapse and moderately misaligned teeth. This orthodontic treatment is barely visible, apart from a single clear wire. The Inman Aligner uses a lingual coil spring that puts pressure on the back teeth and a bar that is placed on the front teeth. These work together by pushing and pulling the teeth into alignment.

Straighten your teeth with orthodontics in Camden

Nowadays, people of any age can benefit from orthodontics. Teeth that are crooked, crowded, or gapped affect the way your mouth looks and works. Teeth straightening treatment not only improves the appearance of your smile, but your oral health as well. Straight teeth are easier to clean and less likely to develop tooth decay or gum disease.

At Ace Dental, we don’t want you to hide your natural smile out of embarrassment. That’s why we offer we offer a full range of orthodontic treatments at competitive prices. You can now opt for many treatments to suit your individual needs in regard to treatment time and lifestyle choices. From fixed braces to removable appliances, your orthodontist may suggest one or a combination of the following orthodontic treatments to correct your bite discreetly.

Orthodontics in CamdenInvisalign

Invisalign consists of a set of clear, removable, custom-made aligners that help your teeth gradually move to their right position. Your dentist will provide a new aligner every week and each one applies a slight adjustment to your teeth.

Invisalign aligners are very comfortable, because they are made of smooth plastic. Moreover, they are removable, therefore, you can take them out while eating, drinking and cleaning your teeth. However, they have to be worn at least 22 hours a day for effective treatment.

Inman aligner

The Inman Aligner is a cost-effective, removable, orthodontic appliance that moves teeth much quicker than other teeth straightening methods. It aligns crowded or protruding front teeth with two opposing spring loaded aligner bars. This movement provides mild but continuous pressure over a large range of movement, resulting in straighter teeth in as little as six weeks.

Lingual braces

Lingual braces allow you to straighten your teeth without compromising your current smile. They work the same as traditional metal braces, except that the brackets and wires are fixed on the inside of teeth. Besides being invisible, lingual braces have other advantages as well. Unlike Invisalign, they are more efficient for complex movements like correcting rotations, changing the heights of teeth, and closing extractions spaces. At Ace Dental, we use Damon lingual braces, which are suitable for almost every type of orthodontic problem, with treatment times up to about 24 months.

Orthodontic treatments that are totally invisible

Do you dream of having straighter teeth, but worry that braces will make you feel self-conscious? It’s a common dilemma – straighter teeth is among the most popular items on patients’ wish lists when asked what they would change about their smile, while at the same time the thought of wearing obvious metal braces is off-putting, and incompatible with busy social and professional lives.

secret smileIf this sounds familiar, there’s no need to despair. For patients who want to improve the aesthetic appearance of their smile by straightening their teeth, Secret Smile braces may be the perfect solution – and the best news is, nobody will know you are wearing them!

Secret Smile braces have been specially designed to improve the appearance of your smile. They are not designed to correct your bite – the way that your teeth meet together – although we offer a number of other discreet orthodontic products that can help if you need to change your bite.

These braces are specifically made to straighten your front six teeth – those that show when you smile. Secret Smile braces are lingual braces, which means they are fitted to the back of your teeth instead of the front, meaning nobody will know you are having treatment unless you choose to tell them. They work just like regular braces, using gentle forces to move your teeth into a new position, but because they only focus on the front six teeth treatment times are considerably shorter than with standard braces.

Because they are so discreet, Secret Smile braces are increasingly popular with celebrities and busy professionals who don’t want the world to know they are having orthodontic treatment.

As with all braces, you should avoid eating foods with a high sugar content or hard, crunchy foods that could damage the brace. You should also follow your dentist or hygienist’s instructions on how to clean around your brace properly to ensure that you maintain good dental hygiene throughout treatment.

Secret Smile braces could give you the smile you’ve always dreamt of in just a few months. If you’ve always wanted straighter teeth, get in touch with us to see how we can help.

What are fast orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the dental specialism that deals with the alignment of the teeth, and the bite (how your teeth meet together). If you have misaligned, crooked or gappy teeth, you may benefit from orthodontic treatment.

orthodonticsTraditionally, orthodontics are associated with lengthy treatment times to move the teeth into a more desirable position. However, there have been huge advances in orthodontic treatment recently, with vastly shortened treatment times. Fast orthodontics correct mild to moderate orthodontic problems quickly – often in just a few months.

At Ace Dental we are at the forefront of the latest orthodontic techniques and systems. We have a wide range of fast orthodontic treatments on offer. The best solution for you will depend on your individual needs, and will be discussed at your initial orthodontic consultation.

If you are suitable for treatment with fast orthodontics, you will have the options of either fixed appliances (braces) or removable appliances (clear aligners).

Fixed appliances

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles are clear braces that can correct mild to moderate problems with the front six teeth – those that show when you smile. They work fast by focussing on just a few teeth, with treatment on average taking between three and six months.

Quick Straight Teeth

Quick Straight Teeth fixed appliances focus on the teeth that show when you smile, and are great to fix mild to moderate orthodontic problems. They offer fast and predictable treatment and because they are clear and tooth-coloured are also highly discreet.

Removable appliances

Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is a removable clear aligner that is renowned for its fast treatment times. Its unique design applies gentle pressure to the front and back of the front four teeth, correcting minor alignment problems in as little as six weeks.

Quick Straight Teeth

Quick Straight Teeth offer two types of removable appliance. The best one for you will depend on your treatment needs. One is similar to the Inman Aligner, focussing on the teeth that show while you smile, whilst the other uses a series of aligners to gently move your teeth into a new position. Treatment times vary from four to 24 weeks, depending on the type and amount of correction required.