Finding the Right Fit

Woman showing teeth and smileFor most people, when buying a new outfit or a new pair of shoes, fit and function are all-important. After all, there are so many options out there and for something that’s potentially to be worn all day long, they need to make the right choice. The same is true of braces in North London. In fact, fit and function are perhaps even more important as these teeth-straightening appliances will likely need to be on all day and all night.

With the range of options out there for adult braces in North London, finding the right fit isn’t as easy as a quick internet search for reviews from former patients. It requires the expertise and experience of a braces dentist, such as Denchic Dental Spa, where patients can have their dental health thoroughly assessed, after which cost, convenience and lifestyle can be factored in.

In preparation for that initial braces consultation, patients can swot up on some of the basics of adult braces in North London, so they’ll be ready to ask questions and raise any concerns. Here are 3 popular options:

Six Month Smiles

For those focused on straightening out wonky front teeth, Six Month Smiles can do the job discreetly thanks to clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires. This design ensures these fixed braces won’t dominate the teeth, so patients looking to improve their smile don’t need to spend their entire treatment hiding it.

Inman aligner

When speed is of the essence, the Inman Aligner is worth exploring. Two spring-loaded bows push the front teeth into alignment in a matter of weeks, usually between 6-18. This treatment also comes with the added bonus of being removable.


Another removable appliance, Invisalign is a holistic treatment that can straighten out both the front and back teeth. There is no metal in sight but instead a series of clear, plastic aligners custom-made to fit the patient’s teeth. Pressure points built into the aligners push the teeth into alignment in, on average, 12 months. The aligners must be removed to eat, drink or brush to prevent them becoming stained, robbing them of their key selling point – an almost invisible appearance.