The term ‘orthodontics’ quite often holds negative connotations for most of the general public, however once looked into further you will realise that orthodontics is one of the most common fields of dentistry. Our orthodontist Marylebone is here to help you improve your oral health by focusing on correcting bite disorders, overcrowding and gaps in the teeth and correcting misalignment issues and crookedness of the teeth. Misaligned, wonky and protruding teeth can be uncomfortable and embarrassing and can affect your self-confidence. Find out more about our orthodontist today if you are suffering from aesthetic issues pertaining to your otherwise healthy teeth and discover what treatment options are available for you to help correct your dental problems and achieve your desired smile.
There are many different types of orthodontic treatment available according to individual requirements. Orthodontics is mainly involved with the use of dental braces to correct alignment and aesthetics of the teeth and also to help in the treatment of bite disorders. Speak to your orthodontist Marylebone to find out which type of brace may be suitable for your individual requirements and preference.
Traditional braces are made out of metal brackets and wires which are attached to the teeth and apply continuous pressure to each tooth, whilst the wires pull the teeth together straightening and aligning them in the process. This is the most widespread and commonly used method of treatment by our orthodontist Marylebone; it is proven to be a highly effective method of teeth straightening and is especially common amongst children and teenagers with misaligned, uneven teeth and and bite disorders. It is a gradual process which takes several months and even years to achieve the desired result, therefore it is important to visit your dentist regularly from an early age so that any issues can be detected quickly and therefore treatment can be easier, swifter and more effective.
Lingual braces are similar to traditional braces in that they are also made out of metal however traditional braces are highly visible and therefore may not always meet individual requirements, especially amongst adults who may be embarrassed or feel uncomfortable about wearing them, especially over a long period of time. If this is you, then get in touch with our orthodontist in London today. Lingual braces are an attractive alternative as they are attached to the inside of the teeth and therefore are a more discreet method of orthodontics for those who may be self-conscious about the way they look. Lingual braces do however take slightly longer than traditional braces to achieve the desired result.
Following successful treatment by traditional or lingual braces, our orthodontist may recommend the use of retainers which are removable dental appliances which help increase the longevity of the treatment by maintaining the new shape and position of your teeth. The retainer will be manufactured to precisely and accurately fit the new alignment of your teeth and are of different types including those that are glued to the back of the teeth or clear retainers which are usually worn overnight and work whilst you are sleeping. Speak to us today to find out how our orthodontist can help you.