I am really interested in getting my teeth straightened

Hi there, I am really interested in getting my teeth straightened. To be honest it is literally 1 tooth which I feel very paranoid about. I am enquiring about prices and really need advice on what I would need to do.

Regards, Kim.

Hi Kim,

Thank you for your question about straightening your teeth.

Depending on the severity of the crowding and how far your one tooth is out of the arch line, there are a variety of options available to you. Most of the options relate to moving the tooth back into line by using some type of brace, or alternatively, maybe using a dental veneer or dental crown to give an instant result.

Here are a few of the treatments we’ve used at HRS Dentalcare to treat people with a similar problem.

Six Month Smiles – this is a discreet fixed brace which works using wires and brackets. However, these are tooth-coloured and smaller than older traditional braces, therefore less noticeable. Six Month Smiles is one of the fastest brace options available, realigning teeth in 6 months and can be used to address a number of problems including crowding, tooth gaps etc. They are faster than clear aligner systems such as ClearStep and Invisalign. We offer free teeth whitening with all our orthodontic treatments, which you will receive once you have completed your treatment.

Inman Aligner – the Inman Aligner is one of the faster brace systems available, able to correct orthodontic problems in 6-8 weeks. The Inman Aligner is only able to correct the front teeth, so I would need to see you first to determine whether it would be a good treatment option for you. As with all our other orthodontic treatments we provide a free tooth whitening once your treatment is completed.

Invisible Braces – these include Invisalign, Clear Aligner Invisible braces and Clearstep. All use thin, transparent plastic aligners to move the teeth into position without anyone noticing. Every two weeks you will change to the next aligner in the series, with each new aligner being slightly different from the one before. This gently encourages the teeth into a better position and can work quite quickly and can treat a greater range of problems than the Inman Aligner. We also offer teeth whitening with this treatment.

Crowns and Veneers – veneers and crowns create an instant transformation to create a beautiful, straight smile. With this treatment you may need some dental enamel removing and your permanent restorations will take between 2-3 weeks to make in a dental laboratory. You will wear temporary crowns and veneers while your personal restorations are being made.

If you are interested in any of the above treatments please call the practice today on 01453 826234 so we can thoroughly assess your dental health and help you find the best treatment for you.

Kind Regards,
Dr Neil Harris