Dr Stephen Dodd

teeth straightening

Adult Orthodontics

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Fast-acting braces for adults

I am trained and experienced in the latest, fast-acting braces solution systems for adults. I can help you find the right treatment to enhance your smile and improve your confidence.


Inman Aligner®

  • The Inman Aligner® is popular because it offers a rapid orthodontic solution.

  • It can move and straighten your teeth in as little as six weeks (although 16 weeks is average).

  • This is ideal if you want to concentrate on moving your front teeth.

  • This removable aligner can be taken out for meals and social occasions.

  • Does not require any damage to healthy teeth.

Six Month Smiles®

  • Average treatment time of just six months.

  • Clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires make this system barely visible.

  • Most suitable for mild alignment, spacing or crowding issues of the front teeth.

  • The modern materials offer a high level of comfort.

  • Quick and convenient appointments.

  • Less expensive and more cost effective when compared to traditional braces, aligners or veneers.

Secret Smile®

  • Totally invisible as brackets are fitted to the inside of your teeth.

  • Treatment time is usually between 4 and 9 months.

  • Ideal for moving your front six teeth.

  • Quick and convenient appointments.


 
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Invisalign® - Invisible braces

Invisalign® aligners are removable and nearly invisible. As you replace each aligner every two weeks, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week, gradually moving towards the projected final position. Offering a high level of comfort, Invisalign® straightens your teeth without interfering with your everyday life. You will know how long your treatment is likely to take from the outset and computer simulation gives you a predicted image of how your teeth will look at the end of your treatment.

Adult orthodontics FAQs

What are adult braces?

Adult braces are sometimes referred to as adult orthodontics, invisible braces or cosmetic braces. They are an orthodontic – teeth straightening – solution designed with people like you in mind, busy adults who want to correct the appearance and alignment of their teeth as quickly and as discreetly as possible. In fact, many of these adult braces or aligners are almost invisible to the casual observer.

Am I too old for braces?

You’re never too old for braces. I provide cosmetic brace solutions to patients of all ages, proving that it’s never too late to have straighter teeth. Many people suffer the embarrassment of crooked teeth in silence, and often regret not wearing braces when they were a teenager. Adult orthodontics are discreet and widely accepted these days, which means you no longer have to settle for a less than perfect smile.

Do adult braces hurt?

Adult braces tend to work by using a low, gentle force to move specific teeth into the right position. This gentle approach means that you shouldn’t experience too much pain. You may feel some slight discomfort immediately after I fit your brace or change an aligner but this can generally be controlled using over-the-counter pain medication.

Will I have to wear a retainer?

I always recommend that you wear a retainer after any orthodontic treatment, as this will help keep your teeth in their new position (after all, they have probably been out of alignment for many years). I will explain more about how and when you need to wear your retainer when you come into the practice.

 
 
 

Your best smile.

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