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Never too late to have a perfect smile. Adult Orthodontics
Getting The Story Straight About Adult Braces

ADULT ORTHODONTICS

It’s never too late to create the perfect smile.

Whether you’re young or young at heart, recent advancements in orthodontics means everyone can benefit from straighter teeth and a better bite.

At Dentristry@Markethill we have a particular interest in orthodontics and we are committed to providing safe and effective treatment for results that can last a lifetime.

After a thorough assessment, where we examine your teeth and soft tissue, we’ll take the time to answer any questions you may have and together we’ll decide on which treatment is best for you.


A Faster Way to Noticeably Straighter Teeth

CLEAR BRACES (EG INVISALIGN)

Woman inserting clear invisalign aligner

Clear braces  such as Invisalign, are removable, nearly invisible aligners. It is ideal for the treatment of overcrowded or widely spaced teeth, crossbites, gapped teeth, overbites, open bites and underbites.

The aligners fit snugly over your teeth, gently moving and even rotating them when needed.

Every two weeks you are given a new set of custom made aligners designed to gradually move your teeth into their desired position- sometimes in as little as 6 months.

CLEAR CERAMIC BRACES

“Clear” or “invisible” braces are similar to thin mouth guards, such as those found in tooth whitening trays. Every aligner is created specifically for each individual patient and fits snugly over the teeth to gently control movement and rotation. Every few weeks we create a new set of custom-made aligners that will continue to move your teeth, slowly and precisely, into the correct position.

Clear aligners are perfect for adult patients who need small tooth adjustments or whose work or lifestyle make traditional braces impractical.

smile with clear braces fitted

CONVENTIONAL REMOVABLE APPLIANCES

woman holding removable brace

In situations where we only need to make small, simple tooth adjustments or to encourage more precise movements of those wearing fixed braces, these removable braces are the perfect solution.

They work by inserting an acrylic plate which fits along the roof of the mouth and creates the pressure needed to move the tooth/teeth.

Removable appliances are commonly used with our younger patients and can be used before the adult or permanent teeth are in place.


INMAN ALIGNER

Inman Aligners are a highly effective and proven treatment designed to quickly align your front teeth.

This simple removable appliance uses an innovative design that uses bows outside and inside the teeth to guide them into position. Because the appliance can be taken out (for special social occasions such as weddings) it also offers the opportunity to whiten the teeth at the same time as they are being repositioned.

However, although the Inman Aligner can be removed if necessary, we believe it should be worn for 16-20 hours per day for the best results.


FIXED APPLIANCE BRACES

Fixed braces, more commonly known as “train tracks”, are traditionally made of metal brackets that attach to the tooth. These brackets hold a wire that guides the teeth into the desired position.

We also offer more aesthetically pleasing and discreet tooth coloured ceramic brackets which we often use when treating adult orthodontic patients.


RESULTS

Upper cosmetic ceramic bracket brace

Patient's smile before cosmetic treatment with upper ceramic braces - Markethill Even smooth smile after treatment by Paul Reaneyadult braces armagh

Lower incisor was extracted before orthodontic treatment

Patient with crooked teeth before Orthodontics and extraction northern ireland Beautiful smile after using adult braces armagh

Clear ceramic cosmetic braces to align the upper front teeth

PAtient with crossed front teeth before braces northern ireland Straightened smile after using clear ceramic braces  markethill

Age is no limit to improving your smile

Older female patient with gap in front upper teeth beforeOrthodontics northern ireland Straight smile with no gap after using adult braces armagh

Upper cosmetic brace with discrete crystal clear brackets

Woman with projecting tooth before orthodontics northern ireland Straight smile provided by Paul Reaney using ceramic braces  markethill