Orthodontic Treatments in York
Anyone can have braces. You’re never too old to fix crooked teeth.
Teeth Straightening and Orthodontics
Orthodontics is the use of braces to straighten teeth. Making teeth straight improves their appearance and gives you confidence when smiling. Orthodontic treatment is most commonly used to improve the appearance of misaligned or crooked teeth.
Orthodontics at Fresh Dental Smile Clinic
Every orthodontic system is different, as is every orthodontic problem, so it is always best to find the perfect treatment suited to you. For more information you can choose one of the relevant options from the ‘services’ drop-down menu above, where a more detailed explanation of each treatment can be found.
Whatever your concerns, no matter how big or small, as a specialist orthodontics practice, we can help you achieve a smile you can be proud of. We offer a number of different options for both adults and children to suit your goals and your budget.
Orthodontists can treat a wide range of dental problems such as twisted teeth, crooked teeth, incorrect position of teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites and gaps can all be treated using teeth straightening treatments at our clinic in York.
The first step towards beautiful, straight teeth is finding the right orthodontic treatment for you. An initial free consultation with us will allow us to explore the range of systems available in order to determine the best one for your individual situation.
Different Types of Orthodontic Treatments
Below is a summary of some of the popular treatment options
Many people associate orthodontic treatment with having to spend several years wearing unattractive braces. Using clear or invisible braces and brackets, Six Month Smiles now offers patients the opportunity to have crooked or misaligned teeth straightened in as little as six months, heralding in a new era in cosmetic orthodontics which has since allowed patients to have their teeth aligned within a short time frame.
Treatment times often average around 6 months. It is mainly suitable for treating mild to moderate issues affecting the front 4-6 teeth of your smile. Great for a quick fix of teeth that have really bothered you for while.
To find out if you are suitable for 6 Month Smiles, book a consultation with one of our team today.
STb Social 6 lingual braces are attached to the back surfaces of the teeth, meaning that they are not visible. The STb Social 6 lingual brace is also a very fast and effective treatment and is often completed within a few months as it focuses on treating mild problems related to the front 4-6 teeth.
STb Social 6 braces can be used to treat mild to moderate orthodontics related problems, such as crowding and spacing. As always a full consultation with one of our dentists will be needed to decide whether this is the right treatment for you.
The Inman Aligner is a removable brace, with two spring loaded opposing bars that create forces to squeeze the teeth into place. The Inman Aligner is incredibly quick and can often achieve results in a matter of weeks. Initially the appliance can feel a bit bulky and will take some time to acclimatize to. As the brace is removable you have a greater level of freedom, and can remove the appliance for social events and eating. However, it is recommended that you generally wear the brace for a minimum of between 16-20 hours every day for progressive results.
The Inman Aligner is a good treatment for a number of orthodontic problems, but it is generally designed for simple tipping and tilting movements of front teeth only. The Inman Aligner is also sometimes a good choice for those who have had brace work in the past, but have suffered a relapse.
This is one of the most popular ‘invisible’ orthodontic treatments and involves wearing a series of translucent aligners to gently move your teeth into place. Invisalign is custom-made, so treatment times can vary depending on the complexity of tooth movement required. Invisalign can be used to treat a range of orthodontic problems, including twisted teeth, misalignment and gaps. A full consultation with one of our team dentists will be required to find out if Invisalign is the right treatment for you.
What are the Benefits of Invisalign?
• Discreet design of the aligners
• They can be removed for ease of eating, drinking and cleaning teeth
• More comfortable than traditional braces
• Ease of removal of the aligners enable patients to maintain oral health
The Incognito™ brace is the very latest advance in invisible lingual orthodontics and fits on the inside surface of teeth. Incognito braces or invisible braces are discreet and comfortable and offers the benefits of fixed braces. Users can show off a confident smile as the brace is hidden behind the teeth. Treatment is typically completed within 10 to 24 months.
Short-term Orthodontics for Adults
If you simply want to improve the appearance of the teeth that show when you smile, then you may be suitable for a more conservative approach. Short term orthodontics is concerned with aligning the front teeth and can be carried out by our dentists who are trained in using these types of systems. As we do not seek to make major changes to the way the teeth bite together, treatment times are often quicker.
Contact us on York 01904 623 687 for more information or you may also request an appointment for your orthodontic treatment(s) from this link.