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There are many different kinds of braces: you are probably familiar with the ‘train track’ ones, worn mostly by teenagers. As an adult, wearing a mouth full of metal for up to two years is pretty much a no-no, especially if you work in a public-facing job such as teaching, sales or politics.
Luckily, there are other options when it comes to braces in Colchester. At Hello Dental, we offer two kinds of brace systems for cosmetic adjustments. These are ideal for adults as they work more quickly and discreetly than traditional braces in Colchester.
These remarkable braces can be effective in just nine weeks, although treatment can take up to a year, depending on the severity of your misalignment. They use brackets and wires, as standard metal braces do, but instead of moving the crown then the root, they move both at the same time, which is why they can do the job so much faster.
Fastbraces use a triangular bracket and square-shaped wire. This is what gives them the ability to work so quickly. They also use low-friction forces and so are more comfortable and easier to wear than regular braces.
Because they work more quickly, treatment is also cheaper, because you need fewer appointments to see your dentist for adjustments.
These transparent plastic aligners are popular with adult patients because they are so discreet. Made up of see-through trays, unless someone is really close up and examining your teeth, they can’t be seen.
Another benefit is that they are removable, so you take them out for eating and cleaning, though they do need to be worn for 22 hours a day to do their work. It does make them easy to maintain though and there’s no chance of stray bits of food getting caught and causing decay.
Treatment takes from a few months to a few years, depending on the level of misalignment you have.
Not sure if these braces in Colchester are for you? Why not give us a call, email or drop into our surgery today? We offer a free consultation, so you can find out which braces in Colchester are right for you.Back to Blog
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