Many adults with crooked teeth are self-conscious or embarrassed about their smiles. They are however, deterred from seeking a solution because they think that the only options are braces or veneers. Most adults would rather choose to live with the smile that they have.
It is a fact that misaligned teeth in adults is as prevalent as in childhood. Many people are surprised to learn that teeth have a natural tendency to drift throughout our lives, and can become crowded or crossed-over as we age. Factors influencing the degree of crowding include tooth wear, clenching or grinding, loss of teeth and the health of the supporting bone and gum tissue.
Modern dental innovation and technological development means that even as an adult teeth straightening has never been easier, or less obvious. Invisalign® and Cfast™ are two such alternatives.
Invisalign® is a system that uses clear, custom-made removable aligners to gradually move teeth. Without the wire and brackets the trays are almost undetectable. Invisalign® moves the teeth and can correct the bite if needed; it may take as long as traditional braces to achieve the desired outcome.
Cfast™ (cosmetically focused adult straight teeth) uses a camouflaged form of braces to straighten the teeth, usually within 3 to 6 months. It is “cosmetically focused” because the treatment straightens crooked or misaligned front teeth only, without changing the bite. This is a fantastic alternative for people who do not want prolonged conventional orthodontic treatment nor invasive porcelain veneers and crowns.
If you want straighter teeth and thought that your only options are conventional braces or a mouth full of veneers, you may be excited to know that there are now conservative, affordable and practical options for the busy adult.
Camden Medical Centre