Which type of adult braces are the right option for me?

Sarah Dangerfield
Practice Manager & Treatment Co-ordinator

Which Type Of Adult Braces Are The Right Option For Me?

If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, it can really affect your confidence. You may notice yourself hiding your smile in photographs, or putting your hand in front of your mouth when you laugh or smile. At Stella Maris Dental in West Bromwich, we are passionate about giving all of our patients the confidence to smile with our adult braces.

Many people that suffer from crooked teeth believe that they’ve left it too late in life to resolve their issues. However, thankfully this is not true. There are many different adult braces solutions that can improve the alignment of your teeth, and give you the smile you have always dreamed of. 

We offer a range of different options for straightening your teeth as an adult, to suit patients’ needs and lifestyles.

Cosmetic Fixed Braces

Cosmetic fixed braces are very similar to traditional fixed braces. However, to make them more discrete, the wires and brackets are tooth coloured. At Stella Maris Dental, we offer the Six Month Smiles and Quick Straight Teeth straightening solutions. They provide exceptional results by moving the teeth in a very controlled way until they reach their desired position.

These fixed braces are perfect for those patients that want to transform their teeth quickly and in time for a special occasion. Fixed braces provide the ability to transform severely crooked teeth. Treatment time takes an average of four to nine months for anterior cases

We also provide comprehensive orthodontics, which can take longer but may be the more appropriate option with fewer compromises for complex cases.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are the ideal adult braces solution for those patients who would like to be able to straighten their teeth discretely. We offer the Invisalign and Smilelign solutions which both consist of wearing a series of clear and removable aligners. 

Although clear aligners offer effective results, they are only suitable for mild cases of misaligned teeth. We can assess whether you are suitable for clear aligners and what result can be achieved, by scanning your jaws using our 3D intra-oral scanner and producing a digital animated plan of how we can expect your teeth to move and how long approximately the teeth will take to get to their desired positions.

The great thing about clear aligners are that they fit in with your lifestyle so well. You remove the aligner to eat, drink and brush your teeth. This means you can also remove them for special occasions, but this will impact the time it takes to achieve your goal. 

Rapid Removable Appliances

The Inman Aligner is a specially designed removable brace that aligns teeth quickly and effectively – perfect for those patients who would love a new and improved smile to show off at a special occasion.

The Inman Aligner uses coil springs and aligner bows to gently guide your teeth into their new position. Most patient cases will take between 6 and 18 weeks, as long as the brace is being worn for at least 20 hours per day. You will have regular appointments to check up on your progress. 

Book an appointment with our treatment co-ordinator

Are you considering starting your journey to a new and improved smile? We understand that you may not know which straightening system is the right one for you and your lifestyle. This is why we offer free no-obligation consultations with our treatment co-ordinator, Sarah. Sarah will be able to answer any questions you may have about each option, and give you advice on the best option for you. 

To book an appointment with Sarah, please call us on 0121 588 4541.


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