Tooth straightening need not involve metal braces; at Staplehurst Dental Practice in Kent we realise that this can be a big barrier to treatment for many adult patients, which is why we offer several more discreet ways to straighten your teeth.
This may involve the use of fixed tooth-coloured braces, or of clear, removable aligners. Each appliance is best suited to a specific set of clinical circumstances, so your Kent dentist will undertake a thorough examination before recommending the best option to suit your needs.
One of the key things to remember about tooth straightening, whether you use braces or aligners, is that you will gain more than just aesthetic benefits. In a nutshell, straighter teeth tend to be healthier teeth because they are easier to keep clean. Reducing the number of awkward gaps where plaque can build up can cut your risk of gum disease and tooth decay – two leading causes of tooth loss.
Of course, you will need to practise good hygiene at home, and visit your dentist and hygienist as often as they recommend. If you are prescribed discreet braces at our Kent clinic, you will also be encouraged to pay a visit to the hygienist to learn how to clean around them effectively.
Six Month Smiles are a popular system of cosmetic braces that act, as you’ve probably guessed already, in an average of just half a year. They are able to act so quickly because they focus on the front six teeth – those that show when you smile. It is these teeth that the majority of patients at our Kent dental practice are interested in aligning.
Unlike conventional braces, Six Month Smiles comprise clear and tooth-coloured parts, which means that they blend in well with the natural colour of your teeth.
A popular alternative to fixed braces, Invisalign treatment involves the use of a series of clear, removable aligners to gently guide your teeth into a new position. Dental hygiene is a breeze with Invisalign because you don’t need to adopt any special techniques: just remove them to clean and brush your teeth.Back to Blog
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At Staplehurst Dental we are taking this pandemic seriously and are ensuring your health and safety comes first.
Following the recent announcement by the Prime Minister, we would like to reassure you that we will be remaining open unless instructed otherwise by our governing bodies.
The safety of our patients and staff is very important to us and along with all the correct PPE and universal infection control protocols in place, we will be able to continue with all planned appointments.
As per the Prime Ministers announcement, we too would recommend that you avoid cancelling or delaying any essential/planned treatments, in case this leads to future complications for your health.
If you require any of our services, please do get in touch, as we are here to help you.
We would like to thank you for your continued support and patience during this time, and hope you all remain safe!