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What are the most popular teeth straightening treatments?

Many adults come to realise that the teeth they have can be improved and straightened. If you are looking to make some improvements to your smile with some teeth straightening treatments where do you start, and what are the most popular systems currently on offer? Here we review the most common treatments.

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Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces are very popular teeth straightening options. They are comprised of subtle clear or tooth coloured brackets which are fitted to the front of your teeth. Their colouring makes them less noticeable than metal braces, but they still provide great results and are budget friendly.

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Lingual braces

Lingual braces

Lingual braces are effectively small brackets and arch wires that are bonded to the back of the teeth. This makes them virtually impossible to see. For those who do not want their straightening treatment to be noticeable these are a great alternative for those who cannot wear clear aligners.

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Clear aligners

Clear aligners

Clear aligners are an extremely popular teeth straightening treatment. They are easy to use, working like a mouthguard, and being updated and changed gradually, a few weeks at a time. Thin and transparent, clear aligners are difficult to spot.

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Metal braces

Metal braces

Metal braces are a traditional option, comprising of small metal brackets fitted to the front of the teeth with a wire running between them kept in place by small elastic bands. They are a very effective, affordable option, improving on comfort levels in recent years.

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Self- ligating braces

Self- ligating braces

Self – ligating braces are made up of small metal clips that keep the traditional wires in place. This makes them different from traditional metal braces. Self - ligating braces tend to need less treatment time than traditional braces too.