Teeth Straightening with Discreet Braces in Leeds

Dentist working on a patient

Dentist working on a patient

These days, people of all ages want to straighten their teeth. However, most adults are discouraged by the thought of having to wear metal braces for several months. Luckily, modern dentistry has greatly improved and it is possible to achieve teeth straightening discreetly without the use of metal braces.

Discreet braces in Leeds are designed to suit the lifestyle of teenagers and adults. From less noticeable fixed braces to removable aligners, many choices are available and offered by various dental practices in Leeds, such as Enhancedental.

Clear Braces

Clear braces work in the same way as metal braces, however, they are made of clear or tooth-coloured brackets and wires. This way they are virtually invisible, while moving teeth into their right position.

Lingual braces

Lingual braces are metal braces which are fixed to the back of the teeth. Lingual braces can fix a wide variety of tooth problems including severely misaligned teeth and complex bite issues. Just like regular braces, they exert steady pressure on the teeth to help them move into their right position over time. Lingual braces, however, are customised to fit each individual tooth and are entirely invisible, making them a great alternative for patients who are self-conscious of their smile.

Invisalign

Unlike clear and lingual braces in Leeds, Invisalign consists of a series of custom-made, transparent, plastic, removable aligners that fit snugly over the teeth and gums. Invisalign aligners are made with the aid of 3D technology, which enables dentists to control every step of the treatment. As they are clear, they are ideal for adults who don’t want to advertise the fact that they are wearing braces!

Since they are removable, they can be taken out for eating and brushing. However, they have to be worn at least 22 hours per day for maximum effect. Treatment time differs from individual to individual, but it usually ranges from 9 — 12 months.

Inman Aligner

An Inman aligner is a custom-made, removable teeth straightening device, ideal for minor improvements to the front teeth. It straightens teeth through the use of two opposing coils that put pressure on the teeth and help them gradually move in just a few weeks.