Adult Orthodontic Treatments in Bristol

Teeth realignment is not for teenagers alone.

Remember when you were told that you needed dental braces as a teenager? Like many, when you heard this you probably refused to have the treatment done. After all, your teeth weren’t that crooked were they?

Although probably most teenagers did accept having braces, a significant number certainly did not, deterred by their appearance and the amount of potential bullying that was likely to follow. Given that the teenage years are important in terms of building a social life and developing character, it is hardly surprise that wearing “train track” braces did not come very high up the list of ‘should dos’!

What can be done in adult life?

Looking in the mirror now though, many of us will probably wish we had put up with those old style braces at the time so that our teeth were not as uneven. Many people believe that, not having had braces, the window of opportunity is now past to correct their crooked and uneven teeth.

Nothing could be further from the truth though and, at Beau Monde Dental Care in Bristol, we offer adult orthodontics that can correct the alignment of a patient’s teeth in a relatively short period of time.

Not only this, but modern adult orthodontics are also far more discreet and user friendly than the old style dental braces.

A new smile in just six months

Beau Monde Dental Care is a recognised provider of the Six Month Smiles orthodontic system for adults. We are proud of this fact and have been impressed with the results that it gives.

The ‘six months’ part of the name comes, unsurprisingly, from the average time that it takes to move the teeth back into position. Those with only slightly crooked teeth though will be happy to know that it can work in much less times in those situations. We will be able to give a better estimate of the time it will take during your initial consultation.

So, how does it work and why so quickly? Well, the system works in a similar manner to traditional braces but there are two significant differences.

Firstly, there is no need to fear the unsightly appearance as with traditional braces. The Six Month Smiles orthodontic system uses much finer materials that are also designed to match the colour of the teeth, making them more discreet.

Whilst there are other orthodontics which perhaps offer better levels of discretion; this benefit is negated by the much longer period of time that they take to work.

The second fact about these braces is that they are designed to work on the visible front teeth only, and not the rear. This dramatically helps to speed up the process as rear teeth are notoriously slow to be correct.

If you have avoided dental braces in the past or would just like to see if your crooked teeth can be improved, please call our Bristol dentist practice on 0117 330 3495 and we will be only too happy to help.