Braces - Orthodontic Treatment
If you have crooked teeth or an irregular bite, orthodontic treatment may be a solution. Orthodontics not only helps to improve the general appearance of your smile but can also prevent future problems.
Why Would I need braces?
Some people have difficulty speaking properly because of alignment problems with their teeth and jaws.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.
When Should I start Braces?
Early examination is always best as it helps us detect and evaluate problems. We can then plan an appropriate treatment plan. Early treatment may also prevent more serious problems from developing and/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 commenced as soon as the last baby tooth has come out. This usually occurs in the early teens. In some cases, it is an advantage to start just before the last baby teeth are lost.
Many People believe orthodontic treatment is 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.