What is Orthodontic Treatment?
Orthodontic treatment is used to improve the appearance, position and function of crooked, crowded, protruding or abnormally arranged teeth. Orthodontic treatment can also be used to close gaps between the teeth.
What does orthodontic treatment involve?
Orthodontic treatment involves the use of devices such as braces to correct the position of teeth. Treatment and devices used vary from patient to patient depending on the problems associated with the teeth and the jaws.
The length of orthodontic treatment also depends on the severity of the problems with the teeth, but usually lasts between 18-24 months or more in the cases requiring advanced care.
Who might need orthodontic treatment?
If you have crowded or crooked teeth your teeth are at risk of becoming damaged. You are also at risk of putting excess strain on your jaw muscles. In some cases abnormal development of the teeth and jaw can affect the shape of the face.
If you have crowded or crooked teeth, visit Smile Studio today for an orthodontic consultation. Our orthodontist will assess the state of your teeth and their development. This assessment normally involves taking X-rays and photographs of your teeth, as well as making plaster models.
Common misconception: Braces and other forms of orthodontic treatment are meant for children and not adults.
Whilst the ideal age to have orthodontic treatment is around 12-13 years, it’s never too late to improve the health and appearance of your smile. Adults who may not have had access to orthodontic treatment in their childhood are increasingly seeking the same.
Both children and adults can choose, depending on the treatment needs, from metal, plastic or ceramic braces. Adults tend to prefer clear braces that are hardly visible on the teeth, whilst children can choose from a number of bright colours.
Benefits of orthodontic treatment:
1. Allow you to bite correctly;
2. Allow to eat more comfortably;
3. Allow you to clean and care for your teeth more easily;
4. Reduce trauma susceptibility of the front teeth;
5. Improve the appearance of your smile and general facial appearance.
Call us on 0711 279 035 or 020 4400622 to book your orthodontic consultation today.