Teeth straightening treatment in Derby & Burton-upon-Trent
Dental Perfection offer a range of orthodontic options to straighten your teeth as part of our devotion to creating wonderful, healthy smiles.
If you are considering fixed braces or Invisalign to straighten your teeth, you may feel confused about which option is best. You may have many questions about both treatments; Which is more effective? Which is more affordable? Ultimately, you want to choose the treatment that will get you the perfect smile you have always dreamed of. So are braces or Invisalign the better choice for you
Orthodontic Treatments available include:
Fixed braces with metal or tooth coloured bracket
Commonly known as ‘train tracks’ a traditional style for straightening teeth. Metal wires are fixed to the teeth and adjustments are made over the period in order to get a successful outcome.
Fixed tooth coloured braces
Coloured braces are comparable to traditional braces however rather than having metal brackets they come with coloured attachments from feedback from patients these are more pleasing to the eye and less visible for somebody who is conscious.
Ligature free metal fixed braces
Ligature free metal fixed braces off a quicker treatment time. They enable rapid movement for the teeth and another advantage is you have fewer visits to the dentist for adjustments.
The Invisalign is a common choice for patients as is it virtually invisible and removable. The braces are made from clear aligners which are worn over the teeth however are not fixed in place meaning you can remove when eating, drinking and brushing your teeth.
Teeth Straightening FAQI am concerned & conscious of the appearance of my smile - what can I do about this?
Here at Dental perfection we offer a free cosmetic consultation for all patients. This is a great chance for you to express your concerns to the dentist and gives the dentist an opportunity to discuss different treatment options available to suit your requirements.I have missing teeth & I am interested in having Dental Implants - is this something you offer?
You might be a suitable candidate for orthodontic treatment if you have:
Yes, we offer free consultations for patients interested in dental implants, at this appointment the dentist will assess your suitability for implants and inform you of costing’s. We are a gold status provider of strowman implants therefore we have a wealth of experience and have dealt with many cases from single implants to full mouth restorations & denture retained implants.Does orthodontics hurt?
The process of moving teeth can be uncomfortable for some patients however this is usually minimal and does not require any form of painkillers. It Is often most commonly found after an adjustment has been made to the braces or a new aligner in the case of invisalign is fitted.Will my wisdom teeth change my result?
Providing a good retention is kept in place such as a wired lingual retainer or removable retainer wisdom teeth do not necessarily affect the straightness of the new smile.Will my teeth stay where they are once my orthodontics has been completed?
Teeth like any other part of our biology does have the tendency to move and change with time and therefore the only way we can maintain the smile we desire is using either fixed retainers such as a wire on the inside of the teeth or removable retainers which are worn at night.
|INVISALIGN||SIX MONTH SMILE||FIXED ORTHODONTICS|
|A clear, invisible brace||Visible||Very visible|
|No wires or brackets||Both wires & brackets||Both wires & brackets|
|Treatment period approximately 6-18 months dependent upon complexity of case||Treatment period approximately 6-9 months. Six month smile is usually only used for less complex cases.||Treatment period approximately 12 – 24 months dependent upon complexity of case|
|Prices start from £1995||Prices start from £1700||Prices start from £1700|
|No glue required||Involvement of glue||Involvement of glue|
|Dental visits every 6-8 weeks||Dental visits every month||Dental visits every month|
|Not ideal for all cases||Not ideal for all cases||Ideal for almost any case|
|No difficulty eating – the aligners are to be taken out whilst eating.||Can cause difficulty eating, food trapping. Very difficult to floss teeth||Difficulty eating, food trapping. Very difficult to floss teeth|
|Patients to expect a little discomfort when changing onto a new aligner due to gentle pressure||Patient to expect a significant amount of discomfort when brace is tightened due to||Patient to expect a significant amount of discomfort when brace is tightened|