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Cosmetic Teeth Straightening

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Cosmetic teeth straightening

Cosmetic teeth straightening is also called short-term orthodontics or social orthodontics. This procedure is an aesthetic treatment that straightens the teeth within six months. It focuses on straightening the front teeth that are visible when you smile.

Cosmetic teeth straightening is mostly suitable for people who want a cosmetic fix for their misaligned teeth. The bones supporting the front teeth are less dense than those at the back, so treatment for straightening the front teeth may take less time.

Your dentist may recommend wearing removable aligners or clear brackets with tooth-coloured wires if you want to undergo cosmetic teeth straightening treatment. These treatments are less noticeable than traditional braces and gradually straighten the teeth

If you want to straighten your teeth for medical reasons, traditional braces may be more suitable as cosmetic braces may not correct your bite or improve the teeth function. Cosmetic teeth straightening is usually not suitable for some people, so you need to consult your dentist to know if you can undergo the process.

Benefits of cosmetic teeth straightening

Cosmetic teeth straightening can improve your smile and appearance. Its main benefit is that it has a shorter treatment time than other teeth straightening treatments since it only corrects the front teeth.

Types of cosmetic teeth straightening

Different cosmetic teeth straightening treatments are available, including Invisalign, Six Month Smiles, Inman Aligners and Cfast.

Some cosmetic straightening treatments involve attaching a brace to the front teeth, but the brace is less visible than traditional fixed braces.

Inman Aligners and Invisalign treatments use custom-made, clear aligners that gradually move the teeth into their right alignment.

How do cosmetic teeth straightening work?

Cosmetic teeth straightening treatment aims to move the front six or eight teeth that people see when they smile. Below is how this teeth-straightening option works;

  • Six Month Smiles cosmetic teeth straightening uses tooth-coloured wires and brackets to move the front teeth into their perfect positions
  • Inman Aligners and Invisalign use removable plastic aligners that move the teeth by applying subtle pressure on them. These aligners are transparent, making them a virtually invisible option for teeth straightening
  • Cfast has a tooth-coloured brace fixed to the front teeth. The wires and plastic brackets gently align the teeth by exerting light force

What is the cost of cosmetic teeth straightening?

The cost of cosmetic teeth straightening varies depending on the type of treatment and the complexity of your misalignment. However, your cosmetic teeth straightening may cost less than traditional orthodontic treatment since the treatment only requires moving the front teeth. For accurate cosmetic teeth straightening quotes, you need to visit your dentist.

If you want to undergo cosmetic teeth straightening and have a beautiful smile within six months, visit Smile Clinic London or call 020 7139 8611 to schedule a consultation with our dentist.

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