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Teeth Straightening – is it for you?

Published on 12/08/2016

Still not sure whether teeth straightening is for you? Here we have put together all the key facts so you can make the right decision for you.

Ten years ago teeth straightening was reserved as a treatment purely for teenagers. However, over the past few years, with the advances in teeth straightening procedures, more and more adults are turning to teeth straightening to improve the appearance of their teeth and their bite. Teeth straightening can also help to improve the health of your teeth, jaw joints and gums by spreading the biting pressure across all of your teeth.

There are a variety of different treatment options available and prior to any treatment, you will need to attend an assessment with your dentist. Not all teeth straightening procedures are suitable for all people and all problems so your dentist will be able to advise on the best treatment for you.

Here at Leigh Dental Centre we currently use two different teeth straightening procedures.

Invisible Braces

Invisible Braces help to move your teeth without the need for unsightly metal brackets and wires. Invisible Braces use nearly invisible aligners similar to Invisalign to give you the smile you desire within six months.

Following a full assessment, the dentist will create a series of Invisible Braces which are changed every 4 – 6 weeks to allow your teeth to more gradually into the desired position. Invisible Braces allow you to undergo teeth straightening without anybody knowing and with the minimum possible discomfort.

Invisible Braces are removed when you eat allowing you to have a full and varied diet without the need to worry about food getting stuck in your braces or causing damage to the brackets or wires. Invisible Braces also allow you to continue to maintain your oral hygiene routine. By removing the Invisible Braces it is possible to keep both your teeth and gums and the aligners clean and plaque-free.

Invisible Braces are an affordable and effective means of straightening your teeth, no matter what your age.


CFast is a fast and effective treatment, with results possible in as little as six months. CFast takes less time than conventional orthodontic treatment as it focuses purely on those teeth that are visible when you smile. With thousands of happy customers, CFast is becoming one of the most popular teeth straightening procedures within the UK.

The aligners are designed so they are almost invisible this means that you need not be concerned with everyone knowing you are straightening your teeth! The treatment uses clear brackets and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires and moves teeth in a similar way to using clear aligners.

Because the aligners and the speed treatment is complete CFast can be cheaper than other more traditional teeth straightening treatments.

In order to help you achieve the smile, you desire Leigh Dental Centre are able to offer 0% finance options and regularly have special offers! So what are you waiting for? If you would like to find out more about teeth straightening call Leigh Dental Centre today on 01702 472929 and book a consultation.