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Invisible orthodontics as an attractive and discreet treatment option in Thorpe Bay

Improving the appearance of your smile

If you have clean teeth and healthy strong gums then you may want to consider improving the aesthetics of your smile. Here at Thorpe Bay Dental we have many different cosmetic dentistry procedures which you may like to find out about by speaking to our dentist in Thorpe Bay, to discover how you can improve your smile further.


There are many factors which may affect the aesthetic appearance of your teeth. You may have chipped or broken your teeth, you may have gaps in your teeth or overcrowded teeth, you may suffer with alignment problems with your teeth such as crooked, wonky or protruding teeth and many other issues which come in varying degrees of severity.


Book an appointment with your dentist in Thorpe Bay today and find out about the different treatments and procedures that may be suitable for you, how we can tailor them to your individual requirements and preferences, and how they can help you improve the appearance of your smile.


Invisible orthodontics


Orthodontic treatment is traditionally carried out using metal wires and brackets which can be commonly seen amongst teenagers. This is the most effective form of orthodontic treatment, however conventional metal braces are highly visible in the mouth. Because of this issue it has become common amongst the adult population to have a reluctance to undergo orthodontics using the conventional method, and most adults would rather put up with the aesthetic imperfections of their teeth than consider highly visible metal braces in their mouth. Many years of research have seen the introduction of invisible orthodontics of varying types.


If you require extensive orthodontic treatment due to a high degree of misalignment of your teeth then orthodontics using metal wires and brackets are the most effective treatment option for you. An attractive alternative to the highly visible conventional orthodontic braces is the use of clear/invisible orthodontic braces where the wires are clear or translucent and the brackets are enamel coloured to match your natural teeth. These work in exactly the same way as traditional metal braces and require the same duration of treatment for effective results.


Lingual braces also work using metal wires and brackets, however these are attached to the inside of your teeth so they are almost undetectable in your mouth. Lingual braces are also suitable for extensive treatment, however they may take slightly longer than traditional orthodontic braces, but they are a discreet and attractive alternative.


Speak to your dentist in Thorpe Bay to find out more about the many types of orthodontics at Thorpe Bay Dental. You will first undergo a full examination of your mouth to make sure that your teeth are clean and that your gums are strong and healthy, because orthodontic treatment requires good oral health. Once your dentist in Thorpe Bay is happy that orthodontics would benefit you then you can discuss the different treatment options available and find out which will be the most suitable treatment for you, according to your personal requirements and with your overall oral wellbeing in mind.