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Straight teeth with clear adult orthodontic braces in Fleet


Teeth straightening is not just for teenagers. In the UK, adults have come to understand the importance of straight teeth not just from a cosmetic point of but also for the good of your dental health.

At Time Dental near Fleet in Hampshire we see many adult patients who are looking to get their teeth straightened. So there’s actually no age limit for orthodontic braces. What we’ve found is the adult population want to get their teeth straightened as quickly as possible and as discreetly as possible.

We’ve already discussed the treatment options of clear fixed dental braces with treatment length as little as 6 months, as well as Invisalign clear aligners which are removable and discreet with treatment length ranging from 12-18 months. As your adult orthodontic dentist in Fleet, at Time Dental we also provide Clear smile brace discreet lingual and the Inman aligner.

Clear smile brace discreet lingual

This type of brace runs on the inside of your teeth which makes it truly invisible. Metal brackets are fixed to the inside of your upper or lower teeth and are aligned and straightened over 8 to 14 months,depending on the complexity.

The two things that make this option tricky for the patient is the fact that the tongue will be very sore for at least 1 to 2 months and in that time you will be speaking with a lisp. Most patients will adapt and the lisp can disappear but some patients will have a lisp fo the whole of the treatment time. Cleaning lingual braces is also extremely difficult as you cannot see the braces around the back of the teeth.

Inman Aligner

This appliance is designed for the upper or lower front four teeth. The Inman aligner is a removable braces that it is relatively clear but can feel very bulky in the mouth. All patients will speak with a lisp for the first 1 to 2 months and then the speech can return to normal. However some patients will speak with a lisp for the duration of the treatment time which can be for 3 to 5 months.

This appliance works extremely fast and the advantage is that you can take it out and eat what ever you normally eat. It uses very gentle pressure which is why it works so fast so it is not uncomfortable when being worn.

As you can see these two options can present with speech lisps but if you can handle that then they can work well for you. Time Dental as your dentist in Fleet also provide clear fixed braces as well as Invisalign so if your looking straighten you teeth in Fleet, contact Time Dental today on 01252 723 008.


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