Cardiff Orthodontists is a team of specialist, professional orthodontic dentists with many years’ experience in teen and adult teeth straightening. We offer a range of treatments tailored a variety of orthodontic needs.
Clear and Invisible Braces – Straight Teeth in as Little as 6 Weeks!
Crooked or crowded teeth, unsightly gaps, a cross-bite or uneven bite are just a few of the problems many people have that affect their appearance and confidence.
But all these complaints and more can be treated easily and discretely with clear or invisible braces resulting in straight teeth is as little as a few weeks.
While some people have their teeth straightened for medical reasons, many patients are now choosing to see a cosmetic dentist to enhance the appearance of their teeth and improve self-confidence. Some people even choose to have their teeth whitened at the same time. There are several options for dental braces, which can be discussed with your orthodontist.
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Removable Braces and Aligners
As the name suggests, these are dental appliances that can removed by the patient. Most devices nowadays are clear and most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.
The benefit of removable braces include:
- The appliance can be taken out for eating, special occasions and cleaning the teeth
- Made from translucent materials – almost-invisible braces
- Some patients find them more comfortable than fixed braces
Invisalign Clear Braces Cardiff
Invisalign braces use a series of clear plastic aligners that are nearly invisible. They custom-made to fit exactly over your teeth like a discrete gum shield, and each set of aligners is replaced at two-week intervals to gently move your teeth into the position determined by your orthodontist’s treatment plan.
While removable for eating and cleaning your teeth, Invisalign need to be worn for 22 hours each day for treatment to be completed within the desired time.
Invisalign is generally suitable for mild to moderate alignment issues.
Inman Aligner for Fast Teeth Straightening
Inman Aligners are also removable and have the benefit of working very quickly to straighten the front teeth. The main difference between Inman Aligners and Invisalign is that they are use wires and brackets, which, are more noticeable, however the treatment is faster than Invisalign.
Quick Straight Teeth (QST)
These aligners are a cheaper alternative to Invisalign and offer many of the benefits at a lower cost. Please discuss the difference with your dentist.
These appliances for worn for the duration of the orthodontic treatment. The braces can be fitted over the teeth using clear or tooth coloured wires and brackets or the appliance can be mounted behind the teeth, providing truly invisible braces.
The benefits of fixed braces include:
- Faster results than removable braces
- Some systems can be used to treat more severe orthodontic issues
The main drawback is that they are not removable, making teeth a little harder to clean.
Incognito Invisible Braces
Incognito lingual braces are type of brace that is hidden. Unlike traditional braces, Incognito is fitted discretely on the back of the teeth, making them virtually invisible from the outside. The appliance is custom-made to ensure a precise fit for treating a wide range of problems from mild over-crowding to complex bite issues. The also have highly polished surfaces making them very comfortable to wear.
Six Month Smiles Clear Braces
Six Month Smiles braces are similar to traditional metal braces, the main difference being that the wires are tooth-coloured and the brackets are clear, making them nearly invisible. The braces are used for minor corrections to the front teeth, yet are quicker than similar removable systems like Invisalign.
Damon Clear Braces
Damon braces use a combination of wires and clear brackets to move teeth quickly into the desired position. The brackets are smaller and flatter than other fixed braces making them more comfortable. Being self-ligating braces you won’t need as many check ups.
Damon braces are relatively fast and can be used to treat a number of orthodontic problems.
These braces are similar to traditional metal braces, however the brackets are made from clear ceramic, which when combined with coloured wires makes then very discrete.
How much do braces cost? What is the price of an orthodontic treatment plan?
While NHS orthodontic treatment is free for under 18s, adults will need to opt for private treatment to heave their teeth straightened.
Prices for dental braces vary depending of the severity of the problem being corrected and the orthodontic system being used. Minor teeth straightening treatments to correct small issues with one or two teeth start at around £1,000, with typical treatment plans in the range of £2,000-£4,000.
Payment plans are available to make the treatment more affordable.
Free Initial Consultation
Want to find out more? Contact us to arrange a free initial consultation with our practice coordinator. We would also be happy to provide orthodontic patient reviews and testimonials.
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