There are a number of alternatives to traditional braces that may be suitable for older patients who don’t want to wear noticeable appliances including:
This treatment features a series of custom-made clear aligners that are changed every two weeks and gradually move teeth to their desired position. They are removable, so you can keep teeth and gums clean, and there is no restriction on what you can eat.
After any type of orthodontic treatment, you will need to wear a retainer to keep your newly straightened teeth in line.
This innovative orthodontic system offers a more discreet way to straighten teeth by using a series of clear, customised aligners. With no fixed brackets or wires, these can be taken out for cleaning your teeth and eating. Each aligner is very slightly different so crooked, crowded or gappy teeth can be gradually moved to an improved position.
Treatment times can vary but most cases are usually completed within 6-12 months. However, you do have to be sure to wear the aligners for 22-24 hours per day to benefit from successful and speedy results. You will also need to wear a retainer following treatment to keep your newly aligned teeth straight.