Have you always dreamt of having straighter teeth? If the answer is yes, you are certainly not alone. New statistics from the British Dental Nurses Journal reveal a rise in adults seeking tooth-straightening treatment. According to the journal, eighty per cent of orthodontists reported an increase in adult patients amid concerns over DIY treatment. 60% say this is partly to do with greater awareness of adult orthodontic treatments. More than 15% say celebrity smiles and bloggers influence adult patients. Most of the patients are female and aged between 26-55 years.
If you are one of those people investigating teeth straightening options, visit The Edge Dental in Alderley Edge. We offer various treatments to suit a range of dental problems, and with our exceptional team, you know you are in safe hands.
Teeth straightening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments at our dentist in Alderley Edge. Hundreds of patients have undergone adult braces with our resident orthodontist specialist, Nadeem Ahmed. We offer most of the systems available on the market. This ensures there is something to suit you. We see some patients who want the convenience of an ‘invisible brace’. Others like the fastest solution and some the most cost-effective option. The team will always give you their honest opinion on what will suit your needs.
Fixed Lingual Braces
These little beauties are very clever as they have the same huge success rates as traditional braces, but they are hidden discreetly on the inside of your teeth. Small metal blocks are placed on the inside surface of the teeth. They are completely invisible to other people, so you can carry on life as usual without people knowing you are having orthodontic treatment.
Fixed Cosmetic Braces
For fixed cosmetic braces, we use small tooth-coloured ceramic blocks on the teeth. They are placed on each tooth and are held together with a thin wire. The wire gets adjusted every month, which encourages the teeth to move to the correct position. Once you have finished your treatment, you will be given removable retainers so that the teeth do not move back, and your beautifully straight smile stays intact.
Another popular tooth straightening treatment we can offer is Invisalign. Unlike traditional fixed braces, this tooth straightening option is virtually invisible, hence them often being known as ‘invisible braces.’ This means it is an excellent option if you do not want to look like you’re having orthodontic treatment.
One of the most notable advantages of Invisalign braces is the fact they are removable. A series of clear, clinical-grade plastic aligners are worn by the patient but can be removed for eating, brushing and even special occasions. For best results, however, you should wear them for a minimum of 20 hours per day.
The series of aligners are tailor-made using accurate 3D scans of your mouth. They are created to fit snugly and perfectly. This means that there is no rubbing or discomfort. There may be a bit of pressure felt when you initially get your new set of aligners every two weeks, but this means the teeth are being gradually pushed in the right direction.
How many aligners you need will depend on how much the teeth need to move. However, this is all ascertained before treatment begins. It is even possible to see an accurate 3D image of how your teeth will look in the final week of your treatment, which is an exciting prospect for patients.
As treatment progresses, we keep an eye on things and make sure treatment progresses as it should. Your dentist will also see you for routine dental care and hygiene appointments.
Once your treatment has finished, you will be able to flash your new, straighter smile with pride. As with any orthodontic treatment, you will need to wear a retainer afterwards, which means your teeth will stay in the correct position.
If you are interested in any of our orthodontic treatments, please contact us today on
01625 599 001 or email@example.com to chat things through.
We are more than happy to listen to your needs and offer advice on what option would be best suited to you.