Realise Your Full Smile With Teeth Straightening From Your City of London Dentist
Teeth straightening is a type of orthodontic treatment that is undertaken to restore or improve performance and cosmetic appearance of your teeth. Whether you are looking for cosmetic improvement or your teeth are causing problems and discomfort, your City of London dentist will be able to assess the possibilities of teeth straightening.
Aside from appearance there are medical issues that can arise from crooked teeth. Angled teeth will apply pressure in uneven and uncomfortable ways to your jaw and other teeth. Angled and overlapping teeth can be problematic to clean since plaque and food particles can become stuck with hard to reach places.
The treatment will normally involve the use of a brace. Braces place gentle but continuous pressure on your teeth to realign them into the correct position. Because of the gradual process of braces adjustment it will be necessary to wear the braces for several months at minimum and perhaps for several years. Depending on the braces it might only be necessary to wear them at night. If your teeth are tightly packed, your dentist may recommend the removal of one or more teeth to allow the others room to move to the correct position. The first stage to consider orthodontic treatments is with the first arrival of your adult teeth, early adjustments will be easier and likely remain for life.
Braces come in a variety of shapes and styles, including both fixed and removable. Your local dentist will be able to talk you through the requirements of each one and recommend which will suit your individual needs most comfortably.