How Long to Lovely Straight Teeth?

Close-up photo of a natural white teeth

Close-up photo of a natural white teethGetting teeth straightened takes forever and a day, and looks awful, right? Well, not necessarily. All that heavy-duty metal work that people imagine when they think of wearing braces is really only necessary for severe misalignments of the back teeth or to realign the bite. Teeth straightening these days can often mean being able to have clear braces in Buckinghamshire.

People who have made it through their teens to adulthood without their dentist suggesting they need such braces probably only have moderate to mild wonkiness with their teeth and can use one of the various kinds of clear braces in Buckinghamshire. These are available from accredited dentists, such as Garden View Dental Care in Beaconsfield.

One great system takes the tried and trusted mechanics of traditional braces treatments and updates them to use on mild to moderate issues with the front 6-8 teeth, which is what most adults want clear braces for. It’s called Six Month Smiles.

Pulling power

Six Month Smiles clear braces in Buckinghamshire rely on pulling mechanics, just like traditional braces. However, because they are moving just the teeth with one root instead of three, and are dealing with milder misalignments, they use much less force.

Less force means smaller brackets, which have the bonus of being made of clear ceramic. See-through brackets blend in with the teeth rather than obscuring them. They are joined together with finer wires that are made of tooth-coloured nickel titanium. Instead of looking like a villain from the James Bond movies, patients look like they have a bit of jewellery on their teeth.

These clear braces in Buckinghamshire take between 4-9 months to move the teeth. The average time is 6 months. Once the teeth are in place, patients need to wear a retainer. It takes about a year for the bone around the teeth to settle down and hold them in their final position unaided.

Retainers can be bonded to the back of the teeth, or worn at night like a mouth guard. People who are not very disciplined with such things are advised to opt for the fixed retainer.