Getting the most out of orthodontics

If you are considering orthodontics Essex treatment, you may feel like you have limited options. It is often thought that the only way to get a good result is by wearing metal braces for months or even years. However, this is not the case; at Crofts Dental Practice, we offer a wide range of discreet orthodontic products, each of which can give great results in a relatively short time frame. We are not affiliated with one particular company and will always put our patient’s interests first when considering treatment. orthodontics-essex

What are the different types of orthodontic treatment available at Crofts Dental Practice?

The different types of orthodontics Essex that we offer include:

Dental braces

This is the most common type of orthodontic treatment. Dental braces apply pressure to your teeth in order to move them into the correct positions.


These are usually made from metal or plastic and are used to keep your teeth in place after you have completed orthodontic treatment.

Invisalign clear aligners

These are clear, plastic trays that can straighten your teeth without using metal brackets or wires. You will need to wear them for at least 22 hours a day, and they should be removed before you eat, drink or brush your teeth.

Fixed space maintainers

These are devices that are cemented into place to help maintain the spacing between your teeth.

How do I know which type of treatment is right for me?

Unfortunately, we cannot guide you without an assessment. The first step is to schedule a consultation with our dental team. During the consultation, we will evaluate your teeth and bite to determine which type of treatment is right for you. We will also discuss the different options available and help you choose the one that’s right for you.

What are the benefits of discreet braces?

Discreet orthodontics Essex can offer many benefits for patients. First, discreet braces and aligners can be significantly less expensive, depending on the severity of the misalignment being corrected. Second, discreet braces can be a much more comfortable option for patients as they are less likely to cause irritation to the gums and cheeks. Finally, discreet tools do not have the same impact on your life as traditional treatment.

How long will my treatment take?

The average adult can complete their orthodontic treatment within 18 months to 3 years.

During your initial consultation, our dental team will be able to give you a more accurate estimate of how long your treatment will take.

The length of time you need to wear braces or aligners also depends on the severity of your misalignment. Patients with more severe misalignments will generally need to wear their braces or aligners for a longer time than patients with milder forms of misalignment.

What should I expect during treatment?

The level of discomfort you experience during treatment will depend on you and how well you adjust to wearing braces or aligners. Some patients may experience mild discomfort, while others may experience more significant issues and soreness. In general, however, most patients find that they quickly get used to wearing their aligners.