If you mention having braces in Kent or using orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth then it probably automatically conjures up an image of metal ‘train tracks’ that can really draw attention to your smile. These types of fixed braces are still commonly used, and they definitely still have their place as they allow the teeth to be accurately repositioned. This is something that isn’t always possible with the use of clear aligners.

However the latest fixed braces can either use metal brackets or more aesthetic looking clear brackets. These braces employ a low friction system to give excellent results more quickly, helping to reduce treatment time. Unlike a lot of dental surgeries, Parrock Street uses quite a few different systems of braces as the dentists know one size definitely doesn’t fit all. This means when you visit Dr Rik Trivedi or another of the dentist in Kent you’ll be getting the best orthodontic system for your needs rather than the only one offered.

In-Ovation R Braces

This is a fixed brace that has a far more aesthetic appearance than traditional braces, and it’s far more comfortable as the brace has a low profile and is much easier to keep clean. It is a self-ligating brace and uses a free sliding technology that doesn’t place too much pressure on your teeth. The result is a faster treatment time using a system that is comfortable, and which allows for better oral hygiene during treatment.

Damon Braces

Damon braces are also fixed in place, and use clear brackets. This system uses a sliding mechanism that reduces friction on the teeth so they are able to move into the correct position more quickly and more comfortably. Damon braces appear virtually invisible, and are very discreet. Damon braces are able to correct a wide range of cases of malocclusion, including severe overcrowding.

Removable braces need to be worn for approximately twenty two hours a day in order for treatment to be successful. In contrast fixed braces are permanently in place until they are removed by your dentist. This means they are working hard all the time to produce results within a relatively short space of time. Removable aligners are definitely very good, but if you are the sort of person who is likely to forget to wear a brace then you might be better off opting for one of these newer and more discreet fixed braces.

The best way to find out which system is right for you is to make an appointment with our dental surgery in Kent. It is easy, as all you need to do is phone us on 01474 537191, or if you prefer you can email us on info@parrockdental.co.uk