There is little doubt that orthodontic technology has advanced considerably over the past few years, and it has never been easier to straighten your teeth. Even better, many of today’s orthodontic appliances are fully removable. This is something that has concerned many people in the past and which might’ve put off adults wanting to straighten their teeth. Traditional braces used to have bulky and highly visible metal brackets and wires that were not particularly appealing or easy to keep clean.

Modern orthodontics in Kent still includes fixed braces, but today’s appliances often have clear brackets and thin metal wires or even tooth coloured wires that are nearly invisible. Nowadays there are lots of different types of dental tools that can make cleaning fixed braces easier and more effective. In spite of this many people visiting Parrock Dental and Implant Centre will be interested in the less visible, removable braces on offer. So which is best?

It’s not really possible to say that one system is better than another as all are designed to slightly different things. Your choice of brace will depend on the kind of problems you’re having with your bite, and the kind of results you hope to achieve through having orthodontics in Kent. This is one reason why Dr Rik Trivedi and the dental team at Parrock Street offer patients such a wide range of braces rather than limiting the choice to just one or two that may or may not be the best solution.

It might seem preferable to wear a removable brace but it’s worth bearing in mind that some of the fixed braces can produce results within just a few months. Some systems such as Fastbraces are specially designed to move both the tooth and the root at the same time, through applying low forces combined with the latest technology that make this brace very comfortable.

It is best to keep an open mind about the type of orthodontics that could work best for you. A consultation with Dr Trivedi will enable him to fully assess your bite problems, and he’ll be able to discuss all the different options that might work well for you. Many people do find removable braces are very effective, but if he feels the fixed braces will work better, try to bear in mind that treatment could be relatively short and that the end result will be a healthy and straighter smile.

If you’d like to find out which braces system might be best for you then why not give us a call on 01474 537191? You’ll also find lots of information on all our orthodontic systems on our website at