Dentists in Derby, Derbyshire Etwall Dental Practice, 44 Main Street, Etwall, Derby, Derbyshire DE65 6LP

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Adult Clear Braces

Braces are not just for teens, they are used by millions of Adults around the world. If you have put up with protruding or crooked teeth for most of your adult life, then why not consider orthodontic treatment to transform your smile and revive your self-confidence?

At Etwall Dental Practice we believe that your smile is one your most important features, and if you don’t feel happy smiling and laughing openly, we want to help.

We offer a range of adult orthodontic treatments to correct crooked or misaligned teeth in a subtle and speedy way.

Invisalign

If you want straighter teeth but don’t want people to notice you’re having orthodontic treatment, then Invisalign is a subtle way to achieve your goals.

The transparent, removable aligners tackle issues such as crooked teeth, wide gaps, cross bites and underbites.

At Etwall Dental Practice, your dentist will advise if Invisalign is the right system for your orthodontic issues. If so, impressions will be taken of your teeth so that our laboratory can create your first set of aligners – which are similar to a mouth guard.

Once you start treatment you will need to wear your aligners every day but these can be removed for eating and cleaning. Every two weeks, you will visit us at Etwall Dental Practice for a new set of aligners. Each new set of aligners will be designed to help your teeth gently move into their new, straighter position.

At the end of your treatment, we will provide you with a retainer so that you can maintain the new position of your teeth.


Fixed Braces

What is a fixed brace system?

Fixed braces are a common and effective orthodontic method to re-adjust teeth. They are also known as “train tracks” or “fixed appliances” and can be fabricated from ceramic or metallic materials. The brace system comprises of individual brackets attached to the tooth and an arch-wire running through them. The appliance exerts controlled pressure to shift the teeth gradually into the desired position.

What is the duration of a fixed brace treatment?

On average, it can take between 12 to 24 months to complete orthodontic therapy, but it varies in each patient’s case. It is essential to regularly visit your orthodontist during this period, so they can monitor your progress and make the required adjustments.

Will the braces be comfortable?

During your initial brace fitting, you may experience some discomfort, and your teeth may feel slightly tender, but this is only temporary.

Will there be restrictions on the intake of certain food groups?

Slight changes to your diet may be required for optimal fixed brace treatment. Extra care is required while consuming hard foods as they are not an ideal choice for patients with fixed braces. Sticky foods such as chewing gum or toffee can damage the brace and should be avoided.

Will I have to follow a special dental hygiene routine?

Our team of professionals can formulate an oral hygiene regime for you during your treatment. They can recommend specific orthodontic brushes and special products such as dental floss and also demonstrate the correct techniques to use them. It is also advisable to regularly visit our hygienist so they can keep your teeth clean.

 


6 Month SmilesTM

6 Month SmilesTM or 6 month braces are an innovative method to straighten your teeth quickly yet gently. The brace system design originated in the USA, but the treatment is gaining more popularity in England. The treatment derives its name from the fact that some patients can achieve their desired smile is as little as six months.

This treatment differs from traditional brace systems as it focuses on straightening the crown or visible part of the teeth in the smile zone. The system is not designed to correct the roots or make significant changes in bite. For patients who do not require roots to be adjusted, six-month smiles could provide a fast-acting option. If you are looking for a more comprehensive teeth re-adjustment, we offer an extensive portfolio of orthodontic treatments such as DamonTM braces, lingual braces and more.

What are the advantages offered by 6 Month SmilesTM?

  • A discreet treatment as the braces are compact and tooth-coloured and can blend in with your teeth
  • Reduced treatment time
  • Cost-efficiency compared to traditional brace treatments
  • Minimal disturbance to your daily routine

How does a 6 Month SmileTM treatment deliver such quick results?

The 6 Month SmileTM system is designed to address the misalignment in the smile area and not straighten the roots. As a result, the re-adjustment process can take place in a shorter timeframe.

Are the braces metallic?

The wires and brackets are colour-matched to your tooth. This feature is a leading contributor to the increasing popularity of the 6 Month SmileTM system.

Will the 6 Month SmileTM treatment be comfortable?

The 6 Month SmileTM system utilises gentle force to straighten teeth. Contrary to a common misconception, the treatment duration is not reduced by additional tightening of the wire. The speedy results are achieved by focussing on cosmetic improvements and not root repositioning.

Why is a retainer required after the straightening process?

Wearing a retainer after teeth have been straightened, diminishes the chances of an orthodontic relapse. Most patients will require a combination of fixed retainer and removable Essix retainer.

How will an orthodontic consultation benefit me?

Etwall Dental Practice offers a wide array of braces which can straighten teeth. Each treatment is better suited for different clinical needs. At a consultation, your orthodontist can understand your requirements and recommend the optimal option for you.

At an initial consultation, our practitioners at Etwall Dental Practice will assess your teeth and oral conditions. If you are a suitable candidate, our team will take x-rays and photographs. An oral impression will also be made to fabricate your bespoke 6 Month SmileTM braces.

In the follow-up appointment, the braces will be bonded to your teeth. Subsequent adjustment sessions will be scheduled every four to six weeks. The treatment duration depends on the severity of the case and can be discussed during your initial consultation.

After your teeth have been aligned and straightened, the braces will be detached by your orthodontist. Retainers will be provided to prevent the teeth from relapsing to their previous position.

All orthodontic packages include FREE end of treatment fixed and removable retainers, take home teeth whitening and enamel contouring.

To schedule a FREE consultation, please call Etwall Dental Practice on 01283 733391.


Inman Aligner

In just 18 weeks, the Inman aligner can dramatically change the position of your teeth, creating the straighter, more symmetrical look you’ve always wanted.

This removable orthodontic appliance uses a spring technology to correct crooked or protruding front teeth, rotated teeth and crossbites.

The spring mechanisms gently apply pressure on the teeth and help them move into a new position.

If your Etwall Dental Practice dentist feels this is the right treatment for you, we will take impressions of your teeth so our laboratory can create your custom-made aligner.

You will need to wear the Inman aligner daily during the course of treatment and can remove it for eating and cleaning.


Clear Braces

Traditional brace systems are proven to produce long-lasting results; however, many patients are put off by the thought of metallic brackets and wires attached to their teeth. So, at Etwall Dental Practice, we offer patients clear braces; which achieve the same excellent results of a traditional brace, without the unsightly appearance.

Clear braces are popular with many of our adult patients who require extensive orthodontic work. The brackets – which are fixed to the teeth – are tooth-coloured and made from ceramics. The wire is thin and matches the colour of natural teeth, so it is a discrete and barely noticeable.

Additionally, we utilise self-litigating brackets instead of the traditional elastic bands, which are again less noticeable yet extremely durable.

Just like a traditional brace system, you will visit the practice periodically so that the wire can be tightened as the position of your teeth change.

To book your orthodontic consultation, please click here or call us on 01283 733391.