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Braces are something we generally associate with teens or young adults, however, there is nothing stopping anyone, at any age, from having braces to straighten their teeth. You may be surprised to know there is actually a solution to having straighter teeth without having to wear metal braces. Known as ‘invisible’ or ‘discrete’ orthodontics, this type of  treatment offers you the choice of wearing a clear and sometimes removable appliance while straightening and aligning your teeth over a period of time. This option is often favourable for adults who have professional careers and don’t feel comfortable wearing unsightly ‘train track’ braces for months on end. And, depending on individual cases, the treatment time is often a lot shorter.

It is important to remember that straighter teeth are healthier teeth. Adult orthodontics can be used to properly align your bite and straighten your teeth. Straighter teeth trap less food and plaque and are easier to keep clean. Better alignment of teeth could also reduce the amount of tooth wear. Hence, orthodontics can actually be a long-term investment in your oral health.

At Weston Cottage Dental, we are pleased to offer Invisalign ©

This treatment involves clear aligners which are a transparent, plastic form of dental braces used to adjust the teeth. Invisalign is the world’s most advanced clear aligner system, enabling you to get a straighter smile in some cases as little as 3 months. Unlike other forms of braces, this option is much less invasive, with your aligners being custom made to feel smooth and comfortable when in place. Invisalign is also removable, meaning you are able to brush, floss and eat as normal. Little by little, your teeth are shifted, taking you well on your way to that smile you have been dreaming of!