Are you tired of looking at your crooked teeth in the mirror or in photos? If you feel insecure or anxious because of your teeth, you’re not alone. Almost 50% of British people are dissatisfied with their smile.
If you’re ready to make a change but worry that you’re running out of time, keep reading. Our dental office is here to help you learn how to get straight teeth, and fast.
What Is the Fastest Invisalign Works to Straighten Teeth?
Invisalign aligners are a popular alternate route to traditional wire braces. They are invisible braces that are often preferred by adults since they do not draw attention.
Invisalign treatment time can vary depending on factors such as teeth crowding, gaps, and age.
The average treatment time of Invisalign is 12-18 months. Minor adjustments may only take 6 months. Regardless, you will start to see results in as little as a few weeks.
Keep in mind that diligence is the key to quick results. Your results will be more reliable if you stick with the recommendations.
You should wear your Invisalign aligners for 20-22 hours per day. The aligners are removable braces. You will only remove them for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
Your ability to continue to eat your favourite foods is one of the advantages of using Invisalign. Even still, remain on top of the required wear time, and don’t get too casual. Your teeth can revert to their original positions if you don’t wear your aligners for the recommended time.
Can Fixed Braces Give Me Straight Teeth Quickly?
So, you’re considering Invisalign, but can fixed braces give you a quicker result? Similar to Invisalign, you may reach your intended result in as little as 6 months if you only need minor adjustments.
If you’re worried about the appearance of wires for an important event, we have quick-fix treatments available. We know that you want to feel confident and cherish special memories forever.
Our quick-fixes include clear ceramic fixed braces and lingual braces.
The wires in clear ceramic braces can be removed before an important event and easily replaced a few days later. For day-to-day life, the ceramics blend in with the colour of your teeth, making them less noticeable.
Lingual braces are another great invisible option. These braces fit behind your teeth as opposed to on the front. This is a fantastic option to start seeing quick results without having to put wires on display.
How Long Will it Take for Traditional Braces to Straighten My Teeth?
Traditional wire braces are often the most cost-effective route to a straighter smile. Your orthodontist will come up with a treatment plan based on your needs.
While a 6-month treatment plan is possible for minor adjustments, you’ll want to wait to remove your braces until your orthodontist is completely happy with your results. You don’t want to take them off too early and be left with unsatisfactory results.
The average treatment time for traditional braces is anywhere between 14-22 months. Keep in mind that there are more benefits than just straight teeth.
Successful braces treatment will make brushing and flossing easier. This helps prevent gum disease, cavities, and decay. You will also see a more favourable jaw alignment.
Can I Get Braces at the Age of 20, 30, or 40?
If you feel like you’ve missed out on your opportunity for a straight smile because you didn’t have braces as a kid, don’t worry.
You can absolutely get braces at any age. It’s not uncommon, either. According to the British Orthodontic Society, 80% of orthodontic patients are 26-55 years old.
Orthodontic treatment can be ideal during childhood due to the teeth and jaws still growing. However, this doesn’t mean that braces in adulthood can’t be just as successful.
Keep in mind that since the bones of an adult have stopped growing, treatment may take a little longer for you than for a child.
One of the most common reasons adults are tentative about getting braces is fear of embarrassment. With all the modern dental technology such as Invisalign and lingual braces, the appearance of braces no longer has to be a concern.
Don’t let a temporary process hold you back from long-term happiness!
Will My Braces Still Move My Teeth with a Broken Wire?
Unfortunately, if a wire breaks on your braces, it can make your treatment less effective. Additionally, broken braces can cause pain and discomfort. There is no need to panic, but you should take quick measures to get them fixed.
If a wire breaks, the best course of action is to get in contact with your dentist or orthodontist as quickly as possible. If your wire is causing you pain, you can cover the broken end in dental wax until you can visit your orthodontist.
While waiting to see your orthodontist, avoid eating hard and sticky foods. Instead, opt for soft foods. Rinse your mouth with saltwater and take an over-the-counter painkiller if you are experiencing pain inside your mouth.
It is much better to have your orthodontist check out a broken wire than to leave it and have it extend your treatment time.
Don’t Wait Any Longer for Straight Teeth
Do your smile a favour and don’t wait any longer to begin your journey to straight teeth. Many options will have your teeth straightened in no time.
Whether its Invisalign, lingual braces, clear ceramic fixed braces, or traditional braces, we’ve got you covered. Download a voucher for a free consultation today!