There’s a lot of talk these days about ‘invisible braces’. Dental technology has moved on a lot in the past few decades, but does that really mean that we’ve managed to master the secret of invisibility? Of course, in most cases, ‘invisible braces’ are more accurately described as ‘nearly invisible braces’ but that just doesn’t sound quite as good.
At Ace Dental, we have a range of excellent teeth-straightening options for you to choose from when you want braces in Camden. Our partnership with the Secret Smile system of realignment means that we can, indeed, claim to offer invisible braces if you define this as equipment that cannot be seen when you look at your smile.
What’s the secret?
Well, at Ace Dental, we do like to think we work a little magic for many of our patients. However, with Secret Smile, the impressive quality is more grounded in science and dental advancements. When we offer you this type of braces in Camden, they are fixed to the backs of your teeth. If you absolutely need your braces to be invisible for work or personal reasons, then these may be the option for you.
How do they work?
Secret Smile braces in Camden work by applying almost imperceptible but nonetheless effective pressure to the backs of your teeth. This nudges the teeth into new positions a little at a time.
How does it feel?
When you first have Secret Smile lingual braces fitted, you will be aware of them sitting in your mouth. You may even keep nudging them with your tongue. It’s a little like when you first have a good clean at the hygienist and the backs of your teeth feel different for a while, so you are aware of them. Within a few days, you get used to the new sensation and you will no longer be able to consciously feel the equipment during your everyday experience.
As for the sensation of the teeth moving, you can expect to feel a little aching or pressure in the first few days after fitting and after each adjustment. At Ace Dental, we can talk you through tips for dealing with this when you have braces with us.