Advanced solutions that work fast
When it comes to straightening the ‘social six’ – the teeth that show when you smile – you may not have to resign yourself to lengthy treatment with fixed metal braces. Lifestyle-friendly retainer-style braces provide a discreet solution that can be removed for eating and cleaning, and work much faster than traditional braces, often in a matter of weeks or months. If you’re interested in finding out more about the orthodontic options available at Ilkley Dental Practice, speak to a member of the team today to arrange a consultation.
When speed is of the essence
Removable cosmetic braces combine the most advanced technologies in terms of mechanics and materials with fast treatment times – so if your lifestyle precludes being able to commit to long-term orthodontics, or you want to straighten your teeth in time for a special event on the horizon, a removable, retainer-style brace could be just the option for you. The first step is to book an orthodontic consultation to find out which system is best suited to your needs, lifestyle and budget.
Removable braces, or retainer-style braces, usually combine an acrylic plate and a stainless-steel wire. They are made using your dental impressions and move your teeth gently into the desired position with the help of continual adjustment by your dentist.
You should wear your removable braces all the time – except for when you need to eat, clean your teeth or play contact sports. The advantage of removable braces is that you can clean your teeth more effectively than with fixed braces, reducing your risk of any unwanted oral health problems during treatment.
Removable braces are made in a dental lab using your dental impressions. Your dentist will show you how to clip them into place and remove them for cleaning.
Typically, treatment with removable braces is faster than with fixed braces and is usually completed in under 12 months.