Everyone wants everything in super-quick time these days – so why not straight teeth? Well, getting your best smile takes time and patience, but it will be worth it in the end, trust us. So, is there any way you can speed up the time it takes to straighten your teeth – and which braces works the fastest?
First, let’s be honest. Quick is not always good – and often it pays to take your time. It’s the same with braces and aligners – if you want the best possible results, you’ll need to comfortable with wearing your braces or aligners for months rather than weeks, depending on what you need doing. But what are your options?
Braces are brilliant – they’re an excellent way to straighten teeth, and because they’re fixed, there’s no chance that you’ll forget to wear them or take them out. And unlike braces of years gone by, today’s options are smart, discreet and high-tech. We use self-ligating braces, which use special sliding clips instead of elastic bands to hold the wires in place, making it easier to adapt as your teeth straighten. They also use less force, and the absence of elastic bands can make cleaning your teeth simpler, too.
With clear braces, people will barely know you’ve got them. Seriously. Just like metal braces, our clear braces are self-ligating, but they use discreet, tooth-coloured brackets to help them blend into your smile better. They’re a great option for people who might feel a bit self-conscious about having braces, but you’ll soon get used to them. Both metal braces and the clear version work swiftly and efficiently, with people often seeing a noticeable difference within weeks.
Unlike braces, Invisalign uses a series of removable clear, plastic aligners to gently shift your teeth into place over a matter of months. It’s a really simple way of transforming your smile, where you can eat what you like, clean your teeth easily, and even take out the aligners for special occasions (just briefly, mind!). Generally, Invisalign is a bit quicker than traditional braces, but it really depends on your particular case – the less your teeth need straightening, the quicker it will be.
Whatever system you choose, the sooner you start treatment, the quicker you’ll have the smile you’ve always wanted – remember, it’s never too late!