Why Have Orthodontics?
Do I need orthodontics?
Anyone who is reluctant to talk or smile in public without hiding their teeth, assuming this is not because of tooth loss, may be able to benefit from orthodontic correction.
Braces can also help if you have difficulty chewing food or have noticeably crooked, crowded or protruding teeth, gaps, an overbite or an open bite where some teeth cannot be brought into contact.
What are the benefits?
Aside from looking great and feeling more confident with nice and straight teeth, you will walk away with a healthier mouth for life because it is far easier to clean and maintain straight teeth. That means you’ll lower your chances of tooth decay and gum disease. If you have a problem with your bite, orthodontic treatment will stop the erosion of enamel which can ultimately lead to tooth loss.
Will my teeth stay straight for life afterwards?
That is our aim. Our specialist orthodontists are among the most experienced experts in the UK at this work and so we can guarantee the best possible long term results.
In some cases we may ask you to continue wearing a retainer at bed time one night a week. For perfectly straight teeth and a great smile for the rest of your life, we think that’s worth it. Just think of how much time you spend doing your hair every week.