When people come to our clinic, in Loughborough, to talk about teeth straightening options, the majority of them expresses an intense fear of having to have teeth out. It is an understandable fear. The more traditional type of braces often require 2-4 extractions (teeth removal) to allow the teeth to straighten. However, at our practices, we are proud to offer a variety of options that have reduced the extraction rates considerably. You may hear or read about this alternative method of treatment called non-extraction orthodontics, which is about the same as what we are talking about here.

We have a quiz for you.
Take a look at these types of braces:

  • Six Month Braces
  • Inman Aligner
  • Smilelign
  • Invisalign
  • Lingual braces

Question: Do you know what they have in common?
Answer: First of all, they are more aesthetically-focused and correct the teeth that are more visible when smiling, and secondly, they can work without teeth being taken out.

How do our dentists, here at Straight Teeth Suite, achieve that?

Introducing IPR

We use a technique called IPR (Inter Proximal Reduction), also known as enamel reproximation. With this technique, we shave off small amounts of enamel between the teeth, creating enough space for the teeth to move into. It is a safe and painless procedure that has been used for decades in orthodontics. And, if you are worried about the amount of enamel removal, we can reassure you it is minimal and definitely not visible.
This technique can also improve the appearance of the teeth, especially when the teeth are very wide. IPR does not cause any damage to the teeth, when carried out by an experienced dentist who uses the appropriate technique and equipment. In more moderate crowding, when IPR is not enough, we may have to take out one front tooth from the bottom jaw. This is not done very often, but is sometimes necessary, especially as an alternative to traditional braces, where 4 teeth may be required out.

Damon Braces: The Ultimate Option for Complex Cases

When we are treating more complex cases that require correction of the bite and back teeth, we tend to use braces called Damon braces. What is special about Damon braces is that in majority of cases we do not need to take out teeth. In most Damon cases, extractions are not necessary, unless the crowding is too severe or the profile too full. Otherwise, no teeth are extracted, because this type of braces has a tendency to widen the smile, creating space for the teeth to move and straighten.
At Straight Teeth suite Suite, no tooth is extracted unless absolutely necessary for the improvement of our patient’s overall health. We closely assess each case individually and come up with the best solution for every case, trying to avoid tooth extraction as much as humanly possible. With the help of sophisticated technology and advancements in dentistry, combined with our certified expertise in teeth straightening, among many others, we provide you with a wide, beautiful smile without any tooth being pulled out!

Want to know even more? Sure…You can contact us, call us on 01509-323-091

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