Should I Get Straight Teeth Treatment, Even During a Pandemic?

Did you plan on gaining straight, attractive teeth with a visit to your dentist, but the COVID-19 pandemic put everything on hold? Perhaps you’re a little more fearful about your dentist appointment with the risk of the virus spreading, or, you may feel it’s now pointless with government guidelines now advising you to wear a mask – is there any point? Is your own dentist only seeing emergency patients? These are all worthy questions to be asking yourself considering the circumstances.

However, here at Dental Solutions in Lymm we believe that now is the best time to get straight teeth treatment. We have a range of options for you which will provide you with the treatment that suits best and give your smile that extra ‘wow factor’ when you do get the chance to take your mask off and reveal your brand new smile!

I’m still worried about the spread of the virus, will I still be safe?

We completely understand that some people will be worried about their safety. The health and safety of our patients is our top priority so in order to adhere to all government guidelines, we’ve put in place several additional safety protocols which will allow us to provide you with our best treatment as safely as possible. Our blog on the new measures we’ve put in place will inform you of what you should expect, and can help to inform and reassure you that you’re in the safest place for your treatment.

What options do I have to get straight teeth treatment?

Many patients tend to feel uncomfortable at the thought of having traditional metal train track braces to achieve straight teeth. Considering the length of time for the treatment to provide results and how cramped it can feel in your mouth, patients tend to want alternatives to get straight teeth. Thankfully, your alternative options of Invisalign and Quick Straight Teeth (QST) treatment could be a better solution for you. They are discrete, barely noticeable and provide you with straight teeth in no time at all!


Invisalign is an extremely popular treatment with our patients due to their discreet look. The only way anyone will know is if you told them yourself! It’s a treatment that uses virtually invisible aligners that you wear in your mouth which helps to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth.

We also use the latest technology in dentistry to conduct the treatment with the iTero Intraoral Scanner, which allows us to make a virtual impression of your teeth and gums without the need for putty. You’ll be able to see the results of your treatment on screen and it’ll ensure that your aligners and retainers are always the perfect fit for your teeth.

Quick Straight Teeth

QST is another form of treatment that provides quick results, without the appearance of traditional fixed metal braces. The system is designed to fix small teeth alignment issues and help you get straight teeth in a short space of time- usually less than 6 months. Instead of metal brackets they’re made from clear or tooth coloured ceramic, so a lot less noticeable when you smile. Once the brackets and wires are in place, you’ll need to visit us every two to four weeks for adjustments, monitoring, and tightening. You have to be careful to clean your teeth properly when you’re wearing ceramic brackets and they also stain easily so you do need to be careful what you eat.

What are my next steps?

If you feel as though either of these treatments might be something you’re looking for to get straight teeth, even in these uncertain times, Dental Solutions can help. We’re currently offering virtual consultations online for our patients so it saves you a visit to the practice itself and keeps you safe even if you’re still worried about your safety. Or if you prefer to come to the practice to meet us face to face, we can offer initial consultations too with our orthodontic dentists Lauren Westhead or Amy Norfolk. In addition, our orthodontic facilitator Lisa Meechan can answer any questions that you have before you meet our dentists and can take you through the treatment itself so you’re more familiar with how each will work. We offer interest-free credit over 10 months so treatment prices can start from just £50 per week.

There are also several other methods to contact us and book your appointment, or you can fill out the form below and we’ll get back in touch with you as soon as possible to arrange the next steps. Also, be sure to check out our offers page which provides further information about our Invisalign and Quick Straight Teeth packages. Our orthodontic pages also have patient stories so you can learn more about our patients and their own teeth straightening journeys. We look forward to meeting you soon!


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