25th November 2015

Which Orthodontic Treatment is Right for You?

At Dental Solutions Lymm you can have the choice between different orthodontic treatments. We understand how hard it can be to choose one of the treatments and although we do recommend booking your free initial consultation with us to discuss these options, here is a rundown of the most common orthodontic treatments.


When choosing an Invisalign treatment you get custom made aligners which can correct orthodontic issues. You won’t have any wire or brackets and it is a modern way to achieve a straight smile with visible improvements much sooner!
The benefits of Invisalign are:

  • The clear aligners are nearly invisible
  • There is no metal to irritate gums or cheeks
  • They are removable when eating, drinking or cleaning
  • There are no food restrictions
  • Fewer appointments to the dentist needed

By choosing this orthodontic treatment you can treat the following issues:

  • Crowding
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Openbite
  • Spaces between teeth

The time frame for the Invisalign treatment is usually about a year for adults. The treatment time for teenagers is similar to the treatment time with traditional braces. Plus, the clear aligners can serve as retainers after treatment.

Six Month Smiles

The Six Month Smiles treatment is a fast alternative to traditional braces where the clear braces are less visible than the traditional ones. This treatment focuses on moving the teeth that show when you smile, it emphasises on the cosmetic appearance over the position of the bite.

The benefits of Six Month Smiles are:

  • A low force moves gently the teeth
  • It uses discreet clear braces
  • You can get a great smile in less time
  • It may be more economical than Invisalign or traditional braces
  • It is also more suitable for adults

This orthodontic treatment can treat crooked teeth and spaces between teeth.

The treatment lasts for six months and retainers should be worn after the braces come off.

Traditional Braces

The traditional braces consist of metal brackets which are bonded to the teeth to correct orthodontic problems. Wires are then attached to the brackets to move the teeth into position. Small rubber bands, called ligatures, attach the wires to the brackets.

The benefits of traditional braces are:

  • They are durable braces
  • They will not become discoloured
  • They correct a wide range of orthodontic problems
  • They’re also suitable for children, teenagers and adults

The treatable issues by this orthodontic treatment can be: crowding, overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, crooked teeth, gapped teeth and more!

They can last from 1 to 3 years depending on the severity of the orthodontic problem. Retainers should be worn after the braces come off.

Contact our Reception Team at 01925 756565 to book your appointment for one of these orthodontic treatments.

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