From the aesthetic to the functional, crooked teeth can cause major problems. Whether your overcrowded, hard-to-clean teeth are putting you at risk tooth decay, your bad bite is causing difficulties such as speech problems, tooth wear and headaches, or you simply want to close a gap between your two front teeth, help is at hand at Roseneath Dental in St Peter Port. We offer a range of traditional and modern orthodontic solutions to straighten teeth and correct malocclusion, and we're experienced providers of early orthodontics for children, too. Whatever your age or lifestyle, we will work with you to find an orthodontic system to suit.
Sometimes called invisible braces, Smilelign is a system of clear plastic aligners that will give you the straight smile you always dreamed of. It is practically invisible, so people won’t even know you’re having your teeth straightened.
Step 1: visit Roseneath Dental for a consultation to confirm you’re a suitable candidate for Smilelign clear braces.
Step 2: your dentist will take impressions of your teeth, which will be sent to a dental lab to create your bespoke clear aligners.
Step 3: you’ll wear your aligners permanently (though they can be removed when you need to) for 2-3 weeks, then return to the dentist for a new set of aligners. This process will be repeated until your treatment is completed.
No longer the train tracks of old, braces today have been revolutionised by technological advances, resulting in teeth straightening that’s affordable, painless and fast. Typically, you can expect your orthodontic treatment to be completed within months rather than years.
Braces can be used to treat overcrowded, gappy and crooked problems with the bite. The system we use is extremely lightweight yet high-tech, gently moving both the crown and the root of the teeth simultaneously, resulting in a faster treatment time.
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Smilelign is a cosmetic treatment designed for the front ‘smiling’ teeth – so if there are deeper problems concerning bite and function, your dentist may recommend an alternative treatment.
If your dentist agrees that you’re suitable for Smilelign, you’ll begin with a consultation during which you’ll be able to see a 3D time-lapse image of your teeth before, during and after treatment. You’ll need to sit for dental impressions, which will be sent to a lab so that your bespoke clear aligners can be fabricated. Then you simply wear the aligners for the prescribed amount of time, returning to change them every few weeks until your treatment is complete.
This is dependent on your individual case, but typically treatment takes between 3 and 12 months. You’ll need to have a permanent retainer fitted behind your teeth after treatment to maintain the results.
Braces are suitable for patients of all ages, though you will need to undergo an orthodontic consultation at Roseneath Dental in St Peter Port to confirm the system is right for you.
Modern orthodontics require shorter treatment times, meaning fewer visits to the dentist, and therefore less expense. With braces, the need for tooth extractions is also greatly reduced or eliminated.
No, braces are fixed, which in some cases is recommended for optimum results.
In most cases, after orthodontic treatment we will recommend fixed or removable retainers, which will hold your teeth in the correct position discreetly and permanently.