The Benefits of Modern Orthodontics

Effective teeth straightening solutions in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham.

Orthodontics, more commonly known as the practice of using dental braces to straighten teeth, has been used for a long time now, with the earliest versions looking more akin to an instrument of torture! Thankfully, modern orthodontics have advanced greatly and are now much more comfortable, effective and discreet to wear.

Train Track Braces

The perception most people living around Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham have of a dental brace is the old style metal brace which was relatively common for quite a while. Although these braces did their job, they were certainly not without their disadvantages.

Teenagers often found that whilst wearing these braces they became reluctant to smile and that their overall confidence was adversely affected. This is understandable looking at the way the devices were constructed and how obvious they were when being worn.

This old style of dental brace also made it very difficult to keep your teeth clean as food often became trapped in the wire, causing not only dental decay, but halitosis from the rotting food particles.

Modern Orthodontics

If you are looking for a way to straighten your teeth, you need not be put off by the above information as modern orthodontics are now available for both adults and children and are fitted by a trained orthodontist. Not only are these new braces readily available but there are also different types to suit different problems.

Some braces, such as the Inman Aligner are very fast acting indeed; however, these are ideally suited only for those with relatively minor alignment issues. The Six Month Smiles orthodontic system is also fast acting, as the name implies, but is only really suitable for use on the visible front teeth.

For more general alignment issues, one of the most popular orthodontics is Invisalign which is not only highly efficient but also extremely discreet and comfortable to wear. Unlike many other braces, these are easily removed to enable the wearer to clean their teeth.


If the choice of available orthodontics seems overwhelming, there is no need to worry as orthodontists are trained to recognise your own problem and to recommend a suitable brace for your own individual needs.

At Arthur House Dental Care, we provide a wide range of orthodontics and these include not only the ones mentioned above but also Damon braces, Insignia Braces, Social 6 braces and even interceptive orthodontics for youngsters which our own dentists have used successfully on their own children.

If you have been considering having your teeth straightened and live in the Sutton Coldfied, Birmingham area, why not give us a call and arrange a consultation to see what we can offer you? Our friendly team are waiting on 0121 323 4492.