Teeth straightening the modern way

Woman using a teeth aligner

There are so many options available when it comes to teeth straightening today. Modern technology has advanced the materials and methods used and treatments are now more inconspicuous and more efficient than traditional fixed, metal braces.

There are even some treatments that are removable so the patient doesn’t need to live with an appliance fixed in their mouth for months on end. At practices in Leicestershire, such as Ingrams Dental Practice in Coalville, braces don’t have to restrict a person’s normal lifestyle.

Inman Aligner

In Coalville, braces don’t have to be used at all to straighten teeth. The Inman Aligner is a modern system that doesn’t rely on a fixed appliance in the patient’s mouth. The Inman Aligner uses a clear plastic retainer with two spring loaded bars that fit over the front four teeth.

Because the device uses springs instead of adjustment wires, the Inman Aligner applies constant pressure to the teeth, adjusting them more efficiently.

The Inman Aligner is hardly noticeable when it’s in the patient’s mouth and can easily be removed to allow time for brushing and eating. Once the teeth have been adjusted into the desired position, a retainer is used to stop them from drifting back to their old state.

Six Month Smiles

If the patient requires less adjustment in a shorter amount of time, Six Month Smiles can provide fast, cost-effective results. Six Month Smiles are fixed into the mouth like traditional braces but only work on the front teeth. This drastically reduces the amount of time it takes for the effects to be seen.

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These braces in Coalville are considered a cosmetic treatment because they only affect the front six teeth in the patient’s smile. They are made from clear and tooth-coloured materials to make them less conspicuous than traditional metal braces.

CFast Smiles

CFast Smiles stands for Cosmetically Focused Adult Straight Teeth and this system of clear braces can straighten a patient’s teeth in as little as 4—9 months.

CFast uses clear and tooth-coloured brackets and wires to straighten the teeth discreetly. As with Six Month Smiles, it works on the ‘social six’ front teeth for a quick, cosmetic adjustment.