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Consultancy on braces in london

Fixed orthodontic braces have become a very popular treatment with adults and teenagers in London lately. At Whites Dental, we offer a range of orthodontic braces at our two clinics in London, including Damon braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces, hidden braces and Invisalign braces. We also provide consultancy on the best options for correcting teeth and explain the process to achieve the smile you want.

Do you need braces? Does the idea of getting metal tracks put you off? Maybe you just can’t picture what you’ll look like with braces. Sometimes worrying about how we’ll look with braces can hold us back from taking that leap towards a healthier smile. Regardless of you what you might look like for a short period of time, think about the long-term effect you will have by getting braces. Ultimately, you would want to be healthy and look good. Crooked teeth are one of the reasons you should consider getting braces as it is hard to brush and floss misaligned teeth and may affect your dental health. Plaque and bacteria may build up in those hard to reach spots, leading to tooth decay.

Here are a few tips you should remember if you are thinking of getting braces:

Embrace your braces! Having braces is awesome – not because of the way they look or how they feel, but because of the results they will give you. When you have braces, it shows other people that you care about your appearance, and that you are trying to improve it. Remember that when your treatment is done, you will have a straight smile.

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Your options for type and style of braces

Considering asking for another style of braces. If you really do not like the traditional braces that you’ve been given, ask your orthodontist about other types of braces. Some of your options include:

  • Ceramic Braces: they are the same size as the traditional ones, except they are colored to look like your teeth.
  • Lingual Braces: they are located on the inside of the teeth so they won’t be visible. Be aware that they tend to be more uncomfortable at first, and they may hurt more.
  • Invisalign: this is not a type of braces. They are custom-made mouth guards that will align your teeth over a period of two years or more. They don’t work for serious dental issues.

Choose a colour that isn’t too flashy. If you have traditional braces, think about the colour bands you would like. Avoid bright colours such as orange, green, yellow red, light blue, purple, etc. These bands are more prone to popping. Also try avoid clear bands as they tend to stain. Do use grey, and silver. They will show the least and they won’t stain so easily. Avoid black, because it makes your teeth look yellow.

  • Try to experiment with different colours. You’ll get to know after some time which colours look best on you.
  • If you want to go with two or more colours, make sure they are in the same colour family (warm/cool) and that they do not clash with each other.

Don’t be shy! Keep a smile on your face, and hold your head high. A positive attitude and a friendly face will have much more effect on your appearance than your braces ever could. Be authentically yourself – that’s what really matters.  Don’t intentionally mumble or try to keep your mouth closed. People might get the wrong idea and think you’re shy or don’t want to talk to them.

Apps to see what you will look like with braces

Moreover, if you really want to know what you would look like with braces on, the good news is there are apps for that that will give you a Realistic Preview of What You’ll Look Like with Braces. Smile apps are quick and easy to use. All you need to do is follow the steps to start exploring how you’ll look with different orthodontic options. You can switch them out as often as you like, and when you find the one that works for you, save the image. Take it along to your next appointment to discuss whether or not it’s the right treatment for your smile.

To use an app:

  • Download the app onto your smart phone
  • Start the app and take a picture of yourself or upload one you already have
  • Use the app to add orthodontic equipment and adjust sizes or change colours
  • When all is good, save the image and share it with your orthodontist!
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Ready for the Real Thing?

Once you’ve got an idea of how you’ll look with braces, you can discuss your options with your orthodontist. Better yet, why don’t you let one of our orthodontists at Whites Dental work the app with you to find your smile solution!

Book an appointment today with us to discuss your smile options.

At Whites Dental we have some of the leading orthodontic dentists in London Bridge, who provie fixed brace, six month smiles, fast braces, damon braces and Invisalign clear braces to patients near us in London Bridge, Central London, Southwark, Elephant and Castle and London Waterloo. Our webpages on Fixed Braces  and Teeth Straightening provides information on how to find a good orthodontist in London.

We are located in London Waterloo, adjacent to Waterloo train station and across the road from Southwark Tube station. We are also a 10 minutes’ walking distance from London Bridge, Elephant and Castle tube station and Borough Market and 5 minutes’ walking distance from Blackfriars and Southbank stations.

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