Time was nobody really wanted to suffer through months of treatment with braces to get teeth that lined up well. Most people were happy to go through life with teeth that were a tiny bit wonky in some way; it was only severely misaligned teeth and jaws that were singled out for treatment on the NHS and the kids receiving treatment were the butt of many a joke about ‘brace face’ and looking like Jaws from James Bond. These days, no one wants wonky teeth but neither do they want to be on the receiving end of teasing, or if they are adults at work, staring and intrusive questions from strangers.
Fortunately, dental research has produced a wide range of braces in Camden that can straighten wonky teeth while leaving the wearer’s dignity intact. Such braces are available from various dentists, such as Ace Dental.
The new braces materials
Metal braces are reserved these days for people with complex issues. For those with milder misalignments braces are made out of materials that are far less obtrusive.
Bracket and wire braces can be much smaller for milder misalignments as less force is required to shift the teeth. The brackets are made from clear ceramic instead of metal. The wires are finer and although still made from metal, they are coated in a tooth-coloured material.
Some braces do not even have brackets and wires but instead look like mouth guards. These are made of thermoplastic resin and are 3D printed from measurements taken with a handheld digital scanner. Such braces are entirely the product of the digital age.
All these various materials mean that braces are far more discreet than they used to be. Some, such as the aligners mentioned above, are as good as invisible once they are in place over the teeth.
This new generation of braces in Camden has made teeth straightening for adults far more appealing. Many now invest their earnings in straightening, often paying on a monthly basis. These investments pay off in teeth that last longer because they are no longer so susceptible to decay and gum disease.