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Straightening Things Out: Using Ceramic Braces for Crooked Teeth in the UK

Crooked teeth can cause a range of issues, from self-consciousness to difficulty maintaining oral hygiene. Fortunately, effective solutions are available, and one popular option in the UK is ceramic braces. In this article, we will explore how ceramic braces can be used to correct crooked teeth. With before-and-after images and expert insights from Wimpole Street Dental Clinic, you’ll gain a better understanding of this treatment option and its benefits.

What are Ceramic Braces?

Ceramic braces are an orthodontic appliance used to straighten crooked teeth. They are similar to traditional metal braces but have clear or tooth-coloured brackets, making them less noticeable. This aesthetic advantage makes ceramic braces a popular choice for individuals seeking a discreet orthodontic treatment option.

The Benefits of Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces offer several advantages compared to other orthodontic treatments available in the UK. Firstly, their discreet appearance makes them an appealing choice, particularly for individuals who may feel self-conscious about wearing traditional metal braces. Additionally, ceramic braces are known for their durability, strength, and effectiveness in moving teeth into their desired position. According to a study conducted by the British Orthodontic Society, ceramic braces produce satisfactory results in correcting crooked teeth (source: [1]). They are also more resistant to staining than transparent aligners, making them a suitable option for those with more complex orthodontic needs.

The Treatment Process

The process of getting ceramic braces starts with an initial consultation with a qualified orthodontist at Wimpole Street Dental Clinic in London. During this consultation, the orthodontist will evaluate your teeth and create a personalized treatment plan. This plan will outline the duration of the treatment, the necessary adjustments, and the expected outcome.

Once the treatment plan is established, the next step is to have the ceramic braces fitted. This involves the bonding of the brackets onto the front surface of the teeth using a dental adhesive. The wire is then threaded through the brackets, and the necessary adjustments are made during follow-up appointments. These adjustments gradually shift the teeth into their correct alignment over time.

If you’re considering orthodontic treatment for crooked teeth, ceramic braces may be an excellent choice. Their discreet appearance, along with their durability and effectiveness, make them a popular option for individuals seeking a more aesthetic solution in the UK. To learn more about ceramic braces and how they can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted, contact the experts at Wimpole Street Dental Clinic in London. Schedule a consultation today and take the first step towards straightening things out.

[1] British Orthodontic Society – https://www.bos.org.uk/Index.htm


Created: 14/8/23

Clinically reviewed by: Prof Dr Christian Mehl

Written by: Dr Sanjana Sudarshan

About the author:

Sanjana, an accomplished Orthodontist, graduated with Honours from King’s College and excels in providing tailored treatments using diverse techniques. With a broad dental background, she manages complex conditions holistically. A passionate mentor, conference presenter, and charitable ambassador, she continuously supports the dental community.

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