With so many systems of teeth straightening, researching and comparing them could take forever. Dentistry is not yet at the stage where patients need to go to comparethemarket.com to find out which braces are right for them, but they do need to see a good dentist. Booking an initial consultation for braces in Farnham can often be free, or the cost of the consultation is taken off the treatment fee when a patient decides to go ahead.
Most dentists offer braces treatment, and some, such as Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic, also have highly trained dentists whose main area of focus within dentistry is braces. In Farnham, patients can find such dentists by reading about the practice team on the practice website.
When the teeth, and not the bite, need realigning, treatment can be a lot quicker. Let’s take a look at a couple of systems of braces in Farnham:
Cfast is a system for making simple corrections to the front 6 teeth on the upper and lower jaws. Cfast braces are fixed braces. They consist of barely noticeable clear brackets fixed to the front surface of the teeth and strung together with tooth-coloured wires. The angles of the brackets determine in which direction the teeth move, and the wires, which are periodically tightened, supply the force to move them.
The Inman Aligner works on crowding or protrusion of the front teeth only. The front teeth are gently guided to an ideal position in a matter of weeks, with forces created by nickel titanium coil springs that power 2 aligner bows. These bows gently oppose each other, guiding the teeth into their new position. These gentle forces are active over a very large range of movement, which is why the Inman Aligner works so quickly.
The inner bow pushes forwards, while the outer bow pulls back on the front teeth. The Inman aligner is removable for eating and social occasions, but it must be in place for 16–20 hours a day. Treatment takes 6–18 weeks, depending on what needs doing.
Most people need to wear a retainer when treatment is over.