Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that fixes a variety of dental problems, including overcrowding, crookedness, overbites and underbites, misalignment and irregular jaw alignment. There are many advanced and effective solutions available from your London dentist.
Evolution of aligners
The treatment options for adults have expanded enormously over the years, taking into account important factors such as discretion, which is vital both for maintaining confidence and having the least impact on everyday interactions, and time taken out of a busy lifestyle.
To this end there are multiple alternatives to regular metal wire braces, and these are discussed on their own pages in this section. Invisalign boasts perhaps the fullest discretion with its near ‘invisible’ aligners that blend into the teeth, while products such as 6 Month Smiles offer an unprecedented shortness of treatment.
Benefits of orthodontic treatment
There are a number of long term health benefits of having treatment to correct orthodontic problems. Especially important are the reduced risk of tooth or gum decay, which can prevent further expensive treatment or tooth loss in future, and the fact that aligned and healthy teeth are easier cleaned and flossed than teeth left crooked or irregular.
Bad bites can affect your nutrition and cause premature wearing of the back teeth, while a misaligned jaw may interfere with your speech. Misalignment and malocclusion also affect the look and lower the self-esteem of many adults, who feel renewed and more confident after treatment.