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Straightening your teeth with braces in Windsor

When we think of the perfect smile we will probably imagine a straight, white symmetrical smile that fills a person’s lips when they smile. Many factors can affect the appearance of our smiles

Genetics can affect how our teeth grow from an early age. Tooth loss and related issues can pull our teeth out of alignment if adequate tooth replacement isn’t sought soon after tooth loss.

Luckily, thanks to modern techniques and materials, braces have come a long way from the days of uncomfortable ‘train track’ braces in Windsor.

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Fixed braces in Windsor are the most tried and tested method of straightening teeth. These types of braces have been in development for hundreds of years and have come a long way.

They can now straighten your teeth much quicker, in more comfort and with less obvious visual impact. In many cases, for adults, braces are manufactured from tooth-coloured and clear materials that make them much less noticeable than in the past.

Traditional fixed braces can solve problems with misaligned, crowded and gappy teeth. Having straighter teeth means that they are easier to keep clean, reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, which are both leading causes of tooth loss in adults.

The length of treatment varies from patient to patient, depending what needs correcting and how much. On average, treatment will last between 18 and 24 months. After treatment, you will need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth in place while they settle in.

Invisalign: modern alternative to traditional braces

Because of the rise in demand for alternative treatments to traditional braces, innovators have come up with more and more treatments.

One of the most successful of these here at Old Windsor Dental Practice is Invisalign. Invisalign uses a series of custom-moulded plastic trays that gradually reposition your teeth using gentle pressure.

Invisalign treatment benefits from being removable, making meal times much less of a hassle. It’s also easier to keep your teeth clean than with a fixed brace.

Invisalign is also almost as good as invisible when they are in use. Hardly anyone will notice you are even undergoing treatment with Invisalign.