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.
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 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.
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.