Braces for Teens and Adults

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Why straighten teeth?

People have orthodontic treatment to improve the appearance, health and function of their teeth.  If you didn’t have the chance to do it when you were a child… now is the time.  As an adult, proven techniques of orthodontic appliances are highly effective in correcting your teeth alignment.

Early treatment may prevent more serious problems from developing or make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated. Early treatment may also achieve results that are not possible once the face and jaws have stopped growing.

In most cases, orthodontic treatment is diagnosed and started as soon as the last baby tooth has been shed. This usually occurs in the early teens.  In some cases, it is an advantage to start just before the last baby teeth are shed.

In the past, orthodontic treatment was generally restricted to children. However, the basic process involved in moving teeth is the same at any age and orthodontic treatment is also successful for adults.

Because an adult’s facial bones are no longer growing, some severe malocclusions cannot be corrected with braces alone. In such cases, orthodontic treatment combined with jaw surgery can achieve dramatic improvements.

Appearance

People are very aware of how teeth look and an attractive smile can play an important role in enhancing self-confidence.

Nowadays, with good oral hygiene and regular dental care, your teeth should last a lifetime – wouldn’t it be nice if they looked good too? don’t hide that smile anymore!

Hygiene

It’s more difficult to clean your teeth when they are crowded and overlapping.  Inadequate cleaning is a major factor in tooth decay, gum disease and eventual tooth loss.

Whilst it is possible to keep even the most crooked teeth clean, having your teeth straightened will make it easier for you to look after them.

Tooth wear

It is known that some bad bites lead to clenching, grinding, and excessive wear and/or uneven wear of the teeth.

Gum damage

In severe malocclusions the teeth can damage the gum or cheeks.

For example, in cases of deep bite, the lower front teeth can bite into the gum behind the upper front teeth. This will eventually cause major dental problems.

Jaw joint problems

It is also known that some bad bites stress the jaw joint causing damage and pain in and around the joint, and in many cases headaches that last days.

Speech

Some people have difficulty speaking properly because of alignment problems with their teeth and jaws.  This problem may be solved by just correcting your teeth alignment.

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