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Quick braces and straighter teeth on a deadline

For many of the people we see here at Heaton Mersey Orthodontic Centre having straighter teeth has been on their wish list for many years. So why is it that they finally decide to take action and have their teeth straightened?

Having a special event on the horizon can be a big catalyst. We often see brides- or grooms-to-be or other members of a wedding party who want their teeth to look as good as possible in the hundreds of photos that will be taken of them on their big day.

Other people are faced with a milestone birthday or anniversary and realise they don’t want to continue to feel self-conscious about crooked teeth for the rest of their lives.

Of course, when there’s a big event looming, it means that there’s also a deadline we have to think about. What time frame are we dealing with? When is the event? What can be achieved in that time?

In situations where a patient wants to look good for a special occasion, our first step is to look at whether they are a suitable candidate for quick braces here in our Manchester orthodontic centre. While quick braces may not be the best option for really complex cases, there are a growing number of solutions that can significantly makeover a smile when you’re working to a deadline.

Here at Heaton Mersey, our ‘quick’ braces of choice tend to be Six Month Smiles and Damon Clear braces; we may also recommend using AcceleDent for just 20 minutes a day to speed up your treatment time.

Both Six Month Smiles and Damon Clear braces use tooth-coloured wires and clear brackets to give you a discreet, almost invisible fixed brace system with a high level of comfort and excellent, fast results. Thanks to the lack of ties and high technology arch wires, these brace systems are easy to keep clean and can complete your treatment in as little as a few months, depending on your individual case.

AcceleDent® Aura is a simple-to-use, hands-free device that you would use – if we recommend it – for approximately 20 minutes a day. This FDA-cleared device uses gentle micropulses, called SoftPulse Technology®, to speed up the bone remodelling that happens with orthodontic treatment and allow your teeth to move up to 50% faster.

Different solutions suit different people, so the best thing you can do if you need quick braces is make an appointment and find out more.

If you have a special event coming up and are uncomfortable with how your teeth might look in all the photos as they are now, or if you simply want orthodontic treatment to happen as quickly as possible, give us a call at Heaton Mersey Orthodontic Centre on 0161 825 0214 and ask about quick braces in Manchester.