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Teeth straightening

Straightening your teeth can not only improve your confidence and appearance, but also improve the function of misaligned and crowded teeth.

There’s no ‘one size fits all’ option when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. Our specialist orthodontists can assess your needs and recommend the best straightening options for you.

Watch our video for a summary of the five different teeth straightening options we offer. Find out:

  • The ins and outs of the treatments
  • How long each method takes
  • Which treatment could be best for you

Remember, every smile is unique. Visit one of our dental centres to discuss your needs.

Dentist discussing treatment with patient

Six Month Smile®

Misaligned teeth can affect your confidence in your smile, as well as reducing the potential for good dental hygiene.

We offer a number of different treatments to help straighten teeth, including Six Month Smile® cosmetic braces, an alternative to braces and teeth straightening methods.

Six Month Smile's Lucid-Lok™ clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires are barely visible, and they gently move your teeth into the desired position. Your dentist will discuss with you if Six Month Smile® is the best option for you.

Patient waiting in the dentist chair

Lingual braces

Lingual braces are an alternative, discreet method for straightening your teeth.

They are special braces, tailor made to fit the shape of your mouth and attached to the back of your teeth so they can’t be seen.

These braces can only be removed by your orthodontist when your treatment is completed.

Dentist with patient

Orthodontic metal braces

Metal or ceramic brackets are the most commonly used type of brace and can straighten both your upper and lower teeth.

A metal brace consists of small brackets that are cemented to your teeth and joined together with wire. These wires are gradually tightened over time, applying gentle pressure to your teeth to move them into your desired position.

Specialist orthodontic treatment is not available at all of our dental centres, however your dentist can refer you to one of our specialists.

Gentleman with nice white teeth

Inman aligner

Once you’ve had orthodontic treatment, there may be a small chance your teeth will move back towards their original position. The Inman aligner is a special brace that can help stop this from happening.

The Inman aligner is a very discreet retainer that applies gentle pressure to teeth so that they remain in their new position. How long you need to wear them will depend on your specific needs.

The Inman aligner is designed to treat the upper and lower front teeth only.

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