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Teeth straightening for adults in Richmond: Invisalign and Incognito hidden braces

Teeth straightening is no longer a teenage affair. In fact, a growing number of adults in the UK are choosing to straighten their teeth because they understand the importance of maintaining good oral health.


Healthy teeth can be straightened at any age, so there’s no such thing as being too old for orthodontics. However, treatment for adults is somewhat different in two respects. On the one hand, jaw development has stopped in adults, therefore teeth straightening appliances are different from those used for growing children.

On the other hand, the thought of having traditional metal braces is unappealing to some adults. Luckily, modern dentistry offers many alternatives to metal braces to straighten adult teeth.

At Sheen Dental in Richmond, Invisalign and Incognito braces allow you to achieve the smile you always wanted, discreetly. Patients can choose between these two innovative and efficient teeth straightening methods following a consultation with our experienced orthodontist.

Incognito lingual braces

Incognito braces are made of small metal brackets and wires bonded to the back of your teeth. Just like regular braces, they apply continuous pressure to your teeth gradually moving them to their right positions.

Incognito braces are great for treating mild to complex orthodontic problems such as crooked and crowded teeth, spaces and gaps between teeth as well as protruding teeth and overbites. There is no standard treatment duration as it varies for each individual. Moderate cases can be completed within 15 months, whereas more complex cases may require up to 24 months.

Invisalign clear braces

Invisalign consists of a series of clear, plastic, custom-made aligners that gradually move your teeth into their right positions. Invisalign braces are invisible and easy towear, therefore you don’t have to make big changes in your daily routine.

Invisalign invisible braces can correct crooked teeth and overbites. The aligners are very comfortable as they fit snugly over your teeth and gums. Although they can be removed for eating and cleaning your teeth, you have to wear them for at least 22 hours a day.

If you are considering orthodontic treatment with Incognito or Invisalign in Richmond, please contact Sheen Dental today.


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