Teeth Straightening Options
Dental Boutique provide patients with a variety of options to straighten teeth
Not everyone is a suitable Invisalign patient, and not every patient wants Invisalign. At Dental Boutique our main aim is to provide each patient the best treatment for them and their oral health. From traditional braces to lingual braces and Snap-On Smiles we have options to help you receive the treatment you need.
Other treatments we offer:
Traditional braces are a series of metal brackets attached to each tooth. The applied pressure of the wires and brackets gradually moves teeth into the correct position. Modern versions of traditional braces are much more stream-lined than they used to be. While they are still visible when you smile, the brackets and wires are much less bulky. This treatment is still offered because it is one of the most effective methods for straightening teeth from simple cases right through to some of the more complex problems.
Lingual braces operate in the same way as traditional braces but with one key difference: the braces are bonded to the back (lingual) side of your teeth. This makes the treatment virtually invisible. Treatment time and efficacy of treatment is the same as traditional braces, with the added advantage that lingual braces are far more discreet.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain bonded to the front of your teeth. This treatment is great for concealing cosmetic chips, cracks, and gaps. The veneers are made from porcelain because this is a slightly stronger material than bonding and is stain-resistant. Remember: stain-resistant is not stain-proof. Taking care of dental restorations is just as important as taking care of your natural teeth. It’s important to understand that veneers are a cosmetic solution. They will not physically straighten your teeth but they will give you the appearance of a healthy, straight smile.
Snap-On Smile is a replica of your teeth which you can clip onto your teeth to give them a beautiful, healthy looking smile. Made from a hi-tech dental resin this cosmetic solution is extremely strong and you can eat and drink as normal when wearing it. Snap-On Smile is similar to veneers in that this treatment is purely cosmetic and will not require a lengthy straightening process.
If you would like to know more about how Dental Boutique can help you, or to book an appointment, please contact us today.