How your teeth look can affect your self confidence, and making the decision to straighten your teeth can be exciting and a little daunting. You may be excited about having a new, straight smile, but concerned about how you will look while your teeth are changing.
At Peterborough Orthodontist Centre we offer traditional braces, but we also have options for near-invisible teeth straightening solutions. No-one will know you are wearing braces, so you can keep smiling even through treatment.
Invisalign uses custom made clear aligners, which fit comfortably over your teeth. The great attraction is that the aligners are nearly invisible, and can be removed for important occasions or when eating. The treatment itself is straightforward. The aligners work in a similar way to other types of braces, applying pressure gently to your teeth over a period of time until they are moved into a straight position.
Incognito braces offer a completely discrete teeth straightening experience. The brackets are fitted to the backs of your teeth, which means they are completely invisible. Unlike traditional braces, the Incognito brackets are 100% custom made to your exact requirements, which means they offer a more comfortable, enjoyable and effective treatment.
Clear braces are a fixed brace, using ceramic brackets which blend in with your natural teeth.
Fixed metal braces are fitted permanently until the desired straightening of teeth is achieved.
Retainers are used after you have had your teeth straightened to ensure that they remain in their new straight position. It's essential that retainers are worn as recommended by your Peterborough Orthodontic Centre orthodontist, in order to ensure you continue to enjoy your new, straighter smile.
For under 18's with severe tooth prominence or crowding, NHS orthodontic treatment may be available.
(Subject to qualifying under a national rating system known as IOTN)
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