This patient had crooked teeth and wanted them straightening. Treatment was a course of clear aligners to both upper and lower arches and the result was fantastic.
What can they do?
Orthodontics can be used to straighten your teeth, either using tray aligners or more traditional fixed braces. We often recommend that patients with crooked or misaligned teeth have orthodontic treatment prior to having composite veneers or teeth whitening, and the results can be outstanding.
Before and After
The patient was unhappy with his smile having crowded, crooked and mis-aligned teeth. Short term orthodontic treatment (fixed braces) to both upper and lower teeth transformed his smile.
The patient was unhappy with their yellow, crooked teeth. A combination of short term orthodontics (fixed braces), teeth whitening, and hygiene appointments, brightened and aligned the teeth.
Perceptions about braces have changed and so have the treatments
At Carew Dental we appreciate that braces were once seen as teenager ‘train tracks’, however treatments and perceptions have moved on, and adults regularly undergo orthodontic treatments.
We use discreet clear aligners, or tooth-coloured ceramic fixed braces, which are minimally visible and provide excellent results in a relatively short timeframe of 3 to 9 months. The type of braces we use will depend on the correction we wish to achieve as well as your personal preferences.
Carew Dental has teamed up with 3Dental clear aligners to bring you a revolutionary teeth-straightening solution. The system combines state-of-the art AI technology with cutting-edge dental innovation so that you can achieve a straighter smile, faster than ever before.
You can experience outstanding results using precision made clear aligners and by monitoring your treatment via your mobile phone on a weekly basis!
How does it work?
The monitoring works through an app on your phone where you scan your teeth, and the images are analysed using AI then sent straight to the Carew Dental clinical team. This means we monitor your progress on a week-to-week basis, and you don’t even have to come into the practice for reviews.
With traditional clear aligners we used to review your treatment in practice every 4-6 weeks, whereas now we are on hand any time and closely monitor your progress every step of the way.
Clear aligner treatment begins with an assessment of your teeth in practice where we will check that the treatment is suitable for you. Then we will take 3D scans of your teeth and work with 3Dental to create a treatment plan for you. Next, you will be provided with a series of clear aligners that must be worn 20 hours per day as they gently apply pressure and realign your teeth.
Throughout treatment, you will scan your teeth using your phone app and we will monitor all of the scans every week. The dental monitoring AI is mind-blowing and both you and our team will be alerted to any potential issues that may arise. This proactive approach allows for timely adjustments, ensuring your treatment stays on track whilst reducing the need for frequent in-practice appointments.
Plus, unlike with traditional fixed braces, you have the freedom to easily take the clear aligners out whenever is necessary. Meaning you can thoroughly care for your teeth, and eat, brush, and floss without any hassle.
Fixed Ceramic Braces
Fixed ceramic braces are the modern-day equivalent to metal, conventional fixed braces. The ceramic braces we use at Carew Dental are tooth-coloured, with tooth-coloured wires and bands and blend into the teeth, keeping your treatment as discreet and unobtrusive as possible.
Each brace is made up of individual brackets fixed to each tooth and threaded with a titanium wire that exerts a subtle pressure to realign your teeth over the course of 3 to 9 months.
To fit your brace we clean each tooth, before individually fitting each bracket, then thread a wire through all of the brackets and secure in place with clear elastics, designed to put pressure onto the teeth. Over the course of the treatment we will need to see you at regular intervals to replace the wire and elastics, to keep moving the teeth into the desired position.
Once the teeth are correctly positioned the brace will be removed and the teeth polished. You will also be provided with a clear retainer to help keep the teeth in position. Initially the retainer should be worn day and night, then after several months you will be able to wear it overnight only.
Sometimes, adult teeth will require a fixed retainer after orthodontic treatment. This is where a thin wire is attached permanently to the back of the teeth to hold them in the desired position. The wire is very discreet and unnoticeable to anybody but yourself.
How can we help you?
We’d love to hear from you! Contact us to book a routine appointment, arrange a consultation, or just for an informal chat about your treatment options.