Orthodontics is an advanced treatment that can help reposition misaligned teeth so they will look more attractive and can bite together correctly. Orthodontic treatment for children can also help create more space for emerging teeth with early treatment useful in guiding jaw and facial growth, helping a child to achieve an attractive facial profile. To achieve these aims, orthodontics can use a number of different braces and other appliances which may be fixed or removable. These include palatal expanders to create more space in a child’s growing jaws, clear and fixed braces and headgear to correct more complex issues.
Who Can Have Orthodontic Treatment?
In the past orthodontic treatment used to be confined to children and teenagers, but it is becoming increasingly common for adults to straighten their teeth. You can have orthodontic treatment at any age, provided your teeth are strong and healthy enough to be moved.
How Long Will Treatment Take To Complete?
Treatment times can vary according to the orthodontic problems that need correction. Adults will generally complete treatment in a year or less, while orthodontic treatment for children may be more complicated and could take up to three years. Sometimes orthodontic treatment for children will be carried out in several stages, designed to coincide with growth spurts and which will help to minimise overall treatment times while providing optimal results. We can provide an accurate assessment of the time required when you visit 1300SMILES for your initial consultation.
What Are The Benefits Of Having Orthodontic Treatment?
A beautifully straight smile can help boost your confidence and self-esteem, and is a great reason for choosing to have orthodontic treatment. Orthodontics can also help your oral health as straighter teeth are easier to brush and floss thoroughly, reducing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Teeth that bite together properly will ensure the forces created during biting and chewing food are distributed more evenly and are less likely to become chipped, worn or broken. As well as improving your appearance, orthodontic treatment could be an investment in your dental health and is highly affordable with our Treatment Vouchers.
How Is Orthodontic Treatment Planned?
When you visit us for your first consultation, our dentist will carefully assess your teeth and jaws to see how they bite together and will identify any problems needing correction. They may need to take x-rays and impressions to assess your mouth more fully and to work out the best possible treatment plan. The next step will be to discuss this plan with you including why we feel this is the best course of action and the results that can reasonably be achieved with treatment. Questions are welcomed as we want you to have all the information you need to make your choice of treatment.
Are you ready for a straighter smile? Book online or call us to schedule your consultation.