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23rd February 2017

Adult Braces in Stourbridge

As adult braces become more discreet, their usage increases and here in Stourbridge, there are plenty of adult braces options. Even if you’ve had perfectly straight teeth for most of your life, you might be surprised to discover your teeth shifting in their positions. This happens to a lot of people naturally over the years and is due to the many biting, chewing (and occasionally grinding) movements you make over your lifetime.

When teeth move out of position, you might find that their new, less attractive position bothers you when you look in the mirror and may even affect your confidence when it comes to smiling. You will be relieved to hear that this can be corrected; often with only a short treatment time. Finance plans are available to help you spread the cost. Please be assured, our expert team here at Lion Dental can restore your smile to its former level of attractiveness.

Your adult braces options in Stourbridge


Every individual set of teeth is different and the type of braces that will best correct your alignment issues and straighten your teeth are best advised upon dental examination. Here’s an overview of the different types of adult braces we can provide from our Stourbridge practice.


Fixed braces: Our fixed braces are discreet traditional-style braces, consisting of clear brackets bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth and a tooth-coloured wire connecting them. After an initial adjustment period, they should feel quite comfortable. They will remain in your mouth for the duration of the treatment time and be cleaned using careful brushing. Extremely effective, they guide your teeth into position using a gentle, but firm force, resulting in a restoration of your straight-toothed smile. The treatment time varies according to the alignment issue being corrected, but you may well be wearing them for over a year.


Six Month Smiles: This leading brand of fast braces corrects issues with the front 6 teeth in your mouth over an average treatment time of just 6 months. Again they consist of clear brackets and wires, but applied only to the front of the mouth. If your corrections need to be made to the ‘social 6’ teeth at the front of your mouth; the teeth which are revealed when you smile, then Six Month Smiles may be ideal.


Invisalign clear braces: A leading brand in removable braces, Invisalign clear aligners look like thin mouthguards worn snugly over the the teeth. They are custom-made, virtually invisible and removed when you eat or brush your teeth. During your treatment, you will wear a number of different aligners, each designed to drag your teeth a little further into position. The journey of your teeth is like a relay race, with each aligner performing its own particular task. Invisalign has treated over 4 million orthodontic patients worldwide and treats a large range of misalignment problems.


Why not come and visit our expert orthodontist, Francesca Dash, for more advice, or give us a call. A simple consultation with Francesca, who is one of the most highly qualified Invisalign providers in the country, will give you an idea of the treatment that can be provided, how straight we can get your smile and the costs involved. Please get in touch.

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