If you have overcrowded, crooked and protruding teeth, or serious malocclusions, Southfield Dental can offer a variety of long and short-term solutions to create an aligned and attractive looking smile.
At Southfield Dental, our fixed braces consist of metal brackets and are attached to the front surface of the teeth and thin metal wires which are held in place with elastics. If your teeth are overcrowded, it may be necessary to remove one or more teeth before we fit your fixed braces.
We’ll then fix the brackets in place with a robust dental adhesive, which the wires are then attached to. The memory wire will move the crown of the tooth and will then focus on the root. To ensure the process is as efficient as possible, regular adjustments will need to be made every 4-6 weeks. Following the procedure, you may feel some slight discomfort, and we, therefore, advise taking paracetamol or ibuprofen to ease any soreness, as well as sticking to a soft diet.
If you’re looking to straighten your teeth, but wish to forgo noticeable orthodontics, we can offer a variety of discreet and short-term options for your consideration.
Clear aligners have proven to be an exceptional way to straighten teeth, especially for those who have lifestyles that cannot accommodate fixed braces. This treatment works by creating a series of custom-made clear aligners that are changed every two weeks, which gradually move teeth to their desired position.
A benefit of clear aligners is that they are removable, making it easy to keep your gums and teeth clean, and there is no restriction on what you can eat.
Lingual braces are much like traditional fixed braces. However, they are fixed to the inside surface of the teeth near the tongue and palette, making them virtually unnoticeable. Using continuous light pressure, the teeth are shifted to the desired position.
This innovative orthodontic system offers a more discreet way to straighten teeth by using a series of clear and customised aligners. An impression is taken of your teeth, and a 3D personalised plan is created, which will give you an idea of how your teeth will straighten.
Once the aligners have been produced in the laboratory, you’ll wear a different pair every two weeks to obtain the desired result, which usually takes between six to twelve months.
Using advanced technology, we can offer our patients a quick, safe and efficient short-term orthodontics solution to straighten your visible front teeth. Results can be noticeable from as little as six months, making it an ideal option for those wanting to improve their smile in a shorter time frame.
We also offer a custom-made aligner, which features a spring and thin bar to push and pull your front teeth into the desired position in as little as eight to sixteen weeks.