Orthodontics is a treatment that is used to correct teeth that have moved out of position and for managing overcrowded mouths. Sometimes teeth do not develop in the optimal way and may be misaligned or crooked and affect your bite, the medical term for this is malocclusion.
Crooked or misaligned teeth are a common problem for many people, both young and old, making the teeth harder to keep clean, increasing the risk of decay and gum disease and making them feel self-conscious when they smile.
It’s a common misconception that orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth is only given to young people and many adults believe they are now too old to get any help, which is almost always not the case. There is also a misconception that orthodontic treatment is long, uncomfortable and necessitates the wearing of prominent metal braces. However, orthodontics has advanced markedly in recent years and today we are able to offer a range of different braces and aligners that are virtually invisible in the mouth and work much faster than conventional treatment.
At Woodlands Dental Practice we use clear aligners to treat the majority of our orthodontic cases. This treatment is fast and effective and because the aligners are virtually invisible it is particularly relevant for adult patients.
Everyone’s orthodontic needs are different which is why we assess each patient individually to see they are suitable for treatment. To find out if you could benefit from the latest orthodontic treatments call us today on 01628 824558 to arrange a consultation.