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Lady showing her new braces

Braces have become something of a rite of passage for people over the last 40 years. Not many people are fortunate enough to have perfectly straight, ungappy teeth. So, if they don’t get them fixed as a teenager, chances are, with the advent of cosmetic braces in Leeds, they’ll get them fixed as an adult. Some even do it twice! Having straighter teeth is much healthier for several reasons, and it looks better too.

Braces in Leeds are available for adults as well as teenagers from experienced teeth straightening dentists such as Enhance dental. Some braces are designed to correct a misaligned bite. These are the heavy-duty train track braces forever associated with teenagers. Braces for adults usually focus more on cosmetic changes. They only move the teeth and not the jaws. Jaw realignment has to be done early on before the bone hardens and cannot be changed.

Aligning the teeth is a simpler process that requires a lot less force. This means that the braces in Leeds for adults can be smaller, more discreet and sometimes almost invisible.

Six Month Smiles

This bracket and wire braces system uses small, clear ceramic brackets strung together with tooth-coloured wires. When they are cemented in place, they do not dominate the mouth, but blend in with the teeth. As Six Month Smiles work only on the front six social teeth, making minor realignments, their work is done in an average of only six months.

Inman Aligner

This device works on aligning the front two teeth only. It can reposition almost any misalignment, from twisting to protruding,to overlapping teeth. The Inman Aligner holds the teeth between two spring-loaded aligner bows and treatment usually takes 6—18 weeks. The aligner also doubles as a retainer, making it super cost-effective.

Invisalign

These mouth guard-like, 0.3mm thick aligners nudge rather than pull the teeth into position. Invisalign aligners are pretty much invisible once they are snapped on over the teeth, making them very popular with people who don’t want anyone to know they are getting their teeth straightened. They are also removable for eating and cleaning, but must be worn for at least 20 hours a day, so discipline is required.