02 Dec

Solve your teeth problems with braces from City of London dentists

Crooked or misaligned teeth are not only embarrassing but can cause problems with oral hygiene too. There is no need to suffer from having a smile that is not the way you want it. Your City of London dentist can remedy teeth which are misplaced or do not align correctly by fitting you with a brace. The effective solutions provided by braces will give you a lifetime of pride in your smile.
Although it is best to have a brace fitted in childhood when your teeth are still developing, it is a possible and effective treatment at any age. Braces can produce a variety of different results to deal a number of different problems. You may need your palate or jaw widening or require more space between teeth which are too close together. Even reshaping your teeth themselves is possible with some braces. Depending on the amount of work that needs to be done in your mouth, you may need to wear a brace for three years but courses of six weeks are not uncommon.
Having taken x-rays and moulds and impressions of your mouth, a brace to fit your unique shape will be constructed. Your teeth will have brackets attached to them once they have been prepared with an etchant which makes sure the bond is perfect. These brackets have an adjustable wire threaded through them. Your dentist will make adjustments at regular appointments to ensure that your teeth or jaws are being moved into the desired positions. A retainer might need to be worn after the treatment to make sure your teeth stay in their new positions.
Braces are now available in gold or even virtually invisible, depending on your preference. Friction-free braces are more comfortable and can be faster. Contact your City of London dentist today to find out more about how to achieve your perfect smile with braces.