As an adult, you may feel that the time for braces in Milton Keynes has passed you by. Braces are just for spotty teenagers, right?
Not so. While the jaw does set at age 18, teeth can move around in the jaw at any age, so it is still possible to straighten up your smile as a grown up.
Here at Northlight Dental, we love to help our adult patients find the braces in Milton Keynes that are right for them. Thankfully, these days it’s not all about conspicuous fixed, metal braces. There are discreet options on offer.
Invisalign is a very popular treatment – more than 4 million patients worldwide to date. This is because it fits very neatly into the patient’s lifestyle.
It uses clear aligners that are like thin, transparent mouth guards, so once in place on the teeth, can’t be seen. The aligners are also removable, meaning they are easy to keep clean. And, if you have a super special occasion to attend such as wedding or a public speaking engagement, you can pop the aligners out for an hour or two.
It does take a bit of discipline. You must remember to take the aligners out and clean them each time you eat or drink something other than plain water, then pop them back in. But, if you can deal with that, these are a great option.
Clear, fixed braces
These use the same technology as traditional metal braces but with one key difference: they blend into the teeth rather than stand out from them. The brackets are ceramic, and the wires are coated in a tooth-coloured material, making them discreet.
These are fixed metal braces but instead of fitting to the front of the teeth, they are fixed to the back. This means that they offer the same level of treatment as traditional braces but are hidden from view.
Find out more
Want to know which braces in Milton Keynes are right for you? Drop in and have a chat with our teeth straightening dentist Dr Neha Passan. Neha can help you decide which option is right for your condition, lifestyle and budget.