There are a multitude of reasons why crooked teeth may not have been addressed earlier in life, all too often the issue was either never raised or perhaps wasn’t deemed severe enough to warrant your dentist recommending you for NHS orthodontics. Maybe the idea of undergoing years of metal braces, or ‘train tracks’, didn’t appeal to your teenage self and you decided to stick with what nature blessed you with. Many people’s teeth crowd together more in their late teens when braces are less acceptable. Whatever the background, it doesn’t change the fact that many of us reach adulthood with a smile that we’re not overly proud of and even, in some cases, feel too self-conscious to show.
If this sounds like you, don’t despair! There are now so many options for adults who crave a straighter and more aesthetic smile, without the need to undergo invasive or expensive cosmetic dentistry. If years of wearing metal braces didn’t appeal to you as a teenager, then it’s probably safe to say that it still doesn’t. The great news is that there are now orthodontic systems available that are very aesthetic and hardly noticeable, allowing you to undergo treatment with confidence and, ultimately, reach the goal of a straight smile.
Aesthetic orthodontic options
Here at Gaskell Avenue Dental in Knutsford, Cheshire, we offer both Invisalign and CFast, both of which are highly aesthetic systems but work in different ways. Invisalign works by using a series of clear aligners to gently and effectively straighten the teeth. These fit over the teeth and are designed to be removed when eating and also when cleaning the teeth. This style of treatment takes around 9-15 months to complete, depending on each individual case. CFast is a fixed system using clear brackets and wires, and works by focusing on the front teeth only. By concentrating on this area alone, the treatment is quick and can take as little as 6 months for many patients.
As every patient is unique, a consultation is required before any dental treatment is carried out, and the same applies to orthodontics. This is so that we can assess what needs to be done and provide appropriate advice as to what the best course of action would be for you. If you are interested in straightening your smile, give us a call on 01565 633 034 to book a no-obligation consultation.