Ace Dental

11 October 2017

Line ‘em up!

The majority of our adult patients at Ace Dental who are thinking about getting braces in Camden only have mild misalignments in their teeth that need to be dealt with. These are also usually in the front six teeth, which are the ones that are mostly on display when we are talking to other people.

These are our biting teeth as well as our talking teeth, and they only have one root, unlike the molars at the back of the mouth, which have three roots per tooth. The molars have more roots because they need to be able to withstand the teeth grinding around in different directions as they chew our food into a paste that is easy to swallow.

The movement for the front teeth is simpler, hence the need for fewer roots. Braces in Camden designed to align the front six teeth only are usually much lighter and smaller because they do not need to create as much force to move the single-rooted teeth.

Straighter teeth the quick way

Take our Quick Straight Teeth braces in Camden, for example. They come into two removable designs.

The first is a series of clear plastic aligners that slip over the teeth to tightly hug them and look a bit like a mouth guard. The strategically designed aligners create pressure just where the teeth need to move. The braces can be taken out for cleaning and eating, and after one aligner has done its work, you move on to the next in the series.

Quick Straight Teeth also has a bracket and wire system of braces in Camden. This is not removable as the brackets are fixed onto the fronts of the teeth, and the wires are strung between them. It is the pulling pressure of the wires, which are tightened between the brackets, that gradually shifts the teeth into alignment. This system is also very discreet, as the brackets are made of clear ceramic and the wires are tooth-coloured, so the whole brace blends in with the teeth rather than dominating them.

Quick Straight Teeth are also very quick to work, typically taking 4–24 weeks to do their work, depending on your alignment issue.

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