An effective alternative for minor orthodontic cases
If you’ve been told by your dentist you need braces, don’t go running for the hills. Not yet anyway. While you may immediately think you’ve got two years ahead of you with a mouth full of metal, this isn’t always the case. There is a number of orthodontic appliances which can straighten teeth, and removable braces are one of them.
What are removable braces?
Just like we all have our own set of finger prints, we all have our own unique set of teeth. This means that every patient case is different and not all require a significant amount of work. If only minor treatment is needed to correct the alignment of your teeth, removable braces could be an option. These braces are made up of a plastic plate and wires and, as their name suggests, can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing.
How do removable braces work?
Removable braces work just like fixed braces do. Throughout your treatment, the wires in the braces are tightened, guiding your teeth into the desired position. They are most commonly used for treating minor orthodontic problems associated with your upper teeth.
Removable braces for a great treatment experience
Being able to get straight teeth and achieve the smile you’ve always wanted without needing to wear uncomfortable orthodontic appliances certainly sounds like a win-win situation. Removable braces are beneficial for a number of reasons, including:
- Can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing
- Reduces the risk of oral hygiene problems arising during treatment
- Easy to clean
- Length of treatment can be shorter than with traditional braces
- The appliance is relatively discreet and can be removed for important personal and professional occasions, such as a wedding.
Removable braces aren’t suitable for everyone but if you book a free consultation with us at the Isle of Man Dentist today we can advise you on whether or not you can benefit from them.