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Straighten your teeth without train track braces

At Stella Maris Dental, we understand that the term ‘train track braces’ might conjure up images of bulky, metal orthodontic gear, deterring many from pursuing the smile they’ve always wanted. 

Fortunately, the world of orthodontics has evolved, offering modern, less intrusive methods to achieve beautifully straight teeth without the traditional drawbacks.

With flexible payment options starting from as little as £56 a month, our goal in Birmingham is to restore your confidence with a smile you’re proud to showcase. Let’s take a look at the ways you can straighten your teeth without the need for train track braces.

Do you need braces?

First of all, there’s the big question to ask. Many of us might need orthodontic treatment without even realising it. Crowded teeth, gaps, overbites, underbites, and other misalignments can not only affect your smile but also your oral health. If you’re experiencing difficulty chewing, biting, speech impediments, or simply desire a straighter smile, it might be time to consider your options, including the traditional ‘train track braces’ and the modern alternatives available.

Understanding train track braces

Young girl with train track braces smiling in the sunshine outdoors in glasses

Traditional train track braces have been a reliable method for correcting dental misalignments for decades. Consisting of metal brackets connected by wires, they’re effective but can be uncomfortable and aesthetically displeasing to some.

At Stella Maris Dental, we also offer these traditional braces, expertly fitted by our specialists, including options for our younger patients.

Fitting train track braces is a detailed process that involves cleaning and drying your teeth, applying a bonding glue, attaching the brackets, and then connecting them with the wire. The process can be lengthy and requires regular visits to the orthodontist for adjustments.

Seeking alternatives?

For those seeking alternatives to train track braces, options include clear aligners like Invisalign, lingual braces (attached to the back of the teeth), and ceramic braces (similar to traditional braces but with tooth-coloured brackets). Each option offers distinct advantages, particularly in aesthetics and comfort.

Cosmetic fixed braces – Six month smiles

Close up of girl's smile with clear, discreet train track braces

Known as ‘Six month smiles’, these straightening systems are similar to traditional fixed braces but are more discreet. This is because the wires and brackets are tooth coloured. They allow the teeth to be moved in a controlled way into their desired position, with treatment expected to take between 4 – 9 months.

Invisalign and its benefits

Invisalign aligners offer an invisible, removable, and comfortable solution for those looking to straighten their teeth without the hassle of traditional braces. Suitable for most lifestyles, these aligners are changed weekly, gently guiding your teeth into their new position. Most cases are completed within 6-9 months, making it a quick and effective solution for adults. They also typically require fewer visits to the dentist or orthodontist, as several sets of aligners are provided in advance.

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Discreet, removable, and comfortable; Invisalign is custom-made to fit your teeth. Replace each aligner week-by-week and move your teeth to their desired position

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The cost of Invisalign

Close up of Invisalign box with logo and clear aligner

We offer Single arch Invisalign treatment from £3295 per single arch or a double arch from £3,895.

With our 0% finance options, you’ll pay £156.04 per month over 24 months. £5.20 a day!

Train track braces vs. Invisalign

When comparing traditional braces to Invisalign, it’s essential to consider aesthetics, comfort, maintenance, and cost. Invisalign offers a discreet solution with easier maintenance, while train track braces often come with a lower initial cost and can be more effective for complex alignment issues.

Our frequently asked questions

Is there an age limit for using ‘train track braces’ or their alternatives?

Orthodontic treatment can be effective at nearly any age, provided the patient has healthy teeth and gums. While ‘train track braces’ and their alternatives are commonly associated with teenagers, more adults than ever are opting for orthodontic treatment to achieve the smile they’ve always wanted.

How long will I need to wear a retainer after my treatment?

Retainers are crucial for maintaining the position of your straightened teeth. The answer is the rest of your life, or as long as you want to keep your teeth straight, as teeth will inevitably want to move back to their original position.

I’ve had Invisalign treatment and Im really happy with the result. It took only ten months and made massive change on my teeth which I wouldn’t believe before. Dr Hema Arora has done a great job, a big thank you for her and the Stella Maris team!:-) – Renata

Can I eat and drink normally with Invisalign?

Yes, one of the significant benefits of Invisalign is the ability to remove the aligners. This means you can eat and drink whatever you like without restrictions. However, it’s important to clean your teeth and the aligners before putting them back in to maintain oral hygiene.

What happens if I experience discomfort with my braces or aligners?

Some discomfort is normal when you first start wearing braces or aligners or after adjustments. However, if the discomfort persists or is severe, we encourage you to contact Stella Maris Dental immediately. Our team is here to ensure your treatment is as comfortable as possible.

What is the cost difference between ‘train track braces’ and alternatives like Invisalign?

The cost can vary depending on the complexity of your case and the length of treatment. Traditional ‘train track braces’ are often less expensive upfront compared to options like Invisalign. However, we offer competitive pricing and finance options for all our treatments to make them accessible to everyone.

At Stella Maris Dental, your dream of having straight teeth without the need for traditional train track braces is within reach. With affordable options, a variety of treatments, and a team dedicated to providing friendly and effective care, there’s no reason to delay. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation, and let’s embark on the journey to a more confident you.

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Don’t compromise your dental care by going for second best or delaying treatment. Go for the very best that modern dentistry can offer and spread your investment with our 0% finance.

  • Spread the fees over 24 months (for treatments valued over £300.00)
  • No interest to pay whatsoever
  • No deposit required - but is optional

* Up to 24 months is interest free. If you would like to take finance over a longer period then an interest charge will apply.

** Interest free finance spread across up to 24 months for treatments valued over £300.00

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