Teeth Straightening at Saving Smiles Weedon and Rushden
- Do you have crooked teeth that stop you smiling in photos?
- Do you want to straighten your teeth without anyone knowing?
- Do you still think braces are the metal monstrosities of your childhood?
- Have you heard of “Anterior Aesthetic Orthodontics”?
Saving Smiles dental practice are your trusted experts in Weedon and Rushden. Our dental practices serves patients from areas of Daventry, Weedon, Rugby, Wellingborough, Rushden and beyond.
Having the smile you’ve always wanted is not out of reach. Straightening your teeth will improve your self-confidence and you WILL be able to smile in those photos
The benefit of having straighter teeth isn’t limited to improving your self-confidence. Straight teeth are less prone to tooth decay and gum disease because they are easier to clean.
BUT I’M TOO OLD!!!
We have an open-door policy and are delighted to welcome you at any age.
It’s true that braces are more likely to be seen in children and teenagers. However, it’s a common misconception that once we hit adulthood our teeth won’t move. That’s why we offer Anterior Aesthetic Orthodontics at Saving Smiles.
Anterior Aesthetic Orthodontics
Anterior Aesthetic Orthodontics is the levelling and aligning of the “front smile teeth” using orthodontic appliances for cosmetic reasons. Limiting the movement to these front teeth makes the time the process takes significantly shorter than straightening all the teeth.
Orthodontics for Kids
It is important for young children to undergo orthodontic screening. This screening helps to identify developing bite or jaw problems; by having the assessment completed early, it may be treated early and does not allow the condition to worsen or create more complex treatment in the future. Your dentist can then refer to a specialist orthodontist if it is felt necessary to do so.
Orthodontics for Adults
When you see your dentist at Saving Smiles they will determine whether you will benefit from straightening your teeth.
Sometimes they may recommend a referral to a specialist orthodontist if they feel your case is too complicated for anterior aesthetic orthodontics.
Based on diagnostic tools that include a full medical and dental health history, a clinical exam, models of your teeth, and special X-rays and photographs, we can decide whether orthodontics is recommended, and develop a treatment plan that’s right for you.
You can also read some independent advice here at the British Orthodontic Society.
The cost of teeth straightening treatment is very much dependent on individual circumstances and will be discussed with you at the time of your assessment.
The good news is that we offer interest free credit which can help spread the cost of any treatment.
Here at Saving Smiles, we feel an enormous sense of gratification when our patients return to tell us how their lives have dramatically changed for the better after they have had their teeth straightened
Your dentist can determine whether you can benefit from orthodontics. Based on diagnostic tools that include a full medical and dental health history, a clinical exam, plaster models of your teeth, and special X-rays and photographs, we can decide whether orthodontics are recommended, and develop a treatment plan that’s right for you.
How long your treatment takes will depend on your individual case, the degree of movement we need to achieve, and the type of treatment you’re having. We will explain how long your treatment will take once your treatment plan is put together.
Minor teeth straightening can be carried out in as little as four to nine months with a system like Six Month Smiles, while more complex cases can take anywhere between nine and 24 months with Invisalign.
Some discomfort for 2-3 days after the placement of the appliances, and after each adjustment, is to be expected. This is because of the initiation of the movement and the natural reaction in the bone to the pressure applied. This can be described as a dull throbbing ache. There should not be any sharp pains, and if this sort of pain persists after a few days then it needs to be checked by your Orthodontist.
The number and frequency of your teeth straightening appointments will depend again on which brace or aligner system you have. Typically, appointments occur four to eight weeks apart once your treatment has started however, this can vary.
The cost of your teeth straightening at Saving Smiles in Weedon and Rushden will depend on a number of factors, from the type of treatment to the complexity, duration and number of appointments you need.
Before you give the go-ahead to any teeth straightening treatment, we would give you a full breakdown of the treatment plan, including the proposed costs.
The treatments start from £2000, with options to spread the cost through monthly payments.
Unfortunately, nothing in life is permanent, especially in nature. However, if the aftercare plan of wearing the retainers is followed then there is no reason why the teeth will not stay in the desired position. This does assume that the teeth and gums remain healthy, and are well looked and regularly checked by a professional.
Teeth Straightening Solutions Offered at Saving Smiles
We offer several different affordable options to fix crooked teeth. They are all aesthetically pleasing either consisting of clear removeable aligners or fixed braces with tooth-coloured brackets attached to the teeth and tooth-coloured wires.
The appliance best suited to you will be discussed at your assessment appointment.
Braces —the most common orthodontics treatment, braces consist of bands, wires and/or brackets. Bands are fixed around the teeth or tooth and used as anchors for the appliance, while brackets are most often bonded to the front of the tooth.
Arch wires are passed through the brackets and attached to the bands. Tightening the arch wire puts tension on the teeth, gradually moving them to their proper position.
Aligners — vitually invisible aligners, an alternative to traditional braces for adults, serial aligners are being used to move teeth in the same way that fixed appliances work, only without metal wires and brackets.
Aligners are virtually invisible and are removed for eating, brushing and flossing.
Anterior Aesthetic Orthodontics – For more details on the systems of anterior aesthetic braces we provide at Saving Smiles, please review the following websites:
What are you waiting for! Get booked in now for the smile you’ve always wanted.