Sometimes we don’t actually need braces in order to straighten out our teeth, there are other options for teeth that aren’t severely overcrowded. Many people just have mildly overcrowded teeth that are just slightly crooked. In instances like this aligners may be able to solve the problem. Sometimes it’s just a ‘bite’ correction that needs resolving. There are different options for children who have a palate that’s too narrow, which causes the space to be too small for adult teeth to grow correctly.
Removable aligners are great for people wanting to straighten their teeth but don’t want something fixed into their mouth. Perhaps you have a special event to go to? Or maybe you don’t like the idea of eating or brushing your teeth whilst wearing an appliance? Well you won’t have to with removable aligners. Staplehurst Dental in Kent offer three different types of removable aligners to suit the needs of its patients. Invisalign aligners are removable clear aligners that need to be worn for 20-22 hours per day. They take between 6 and 18 months to get the desired look and are changed every 2 weeks by your dentist. Invisalign is an excellent way to straighten out mild to moderately overcrowded teeth whilst still being discreet. Invisalign Teen is very similar to normal Invisalign but it’s designed specifically for teenagers who may forget to wear their aligner every now and then. Invisalign i7 in Kent is the newest Invisalign treatment, they work very similar to the standard aligners but can obtain results in only 3 months!
A palatal expander may be used to expand the arch of a child’s teeth if it is too small and narrow. The expander will make a space for any adult teeth to move into the correct positions. A key is turned on a number of different occasions to expand the arch and causing extra bone to grow. Expanders could be an excellent option for fixing any problems before any adult teeth show, potentially removing the need for teeth straightening treatment in the future. In addition, they are almost invisible which will help with confidence.