How many times have you flicked through old photos of good times and felt down about how you look? Something as simple as a misaligned smile can make happy memories too hard to look back on. Teeth straightening treatment can help to change that, transforming your smile to grant you the confidence you deserve.
Signs your teeth need straightening
Misaligned teeth can make it difficult to provide your smile with effective oral care. Therefore, if you notice that your teeth are beginning to move, consider a teeth straightening treatment.
If you are struggling to reach everywhere you need with your toothbrush and floss is impossible to fit in between certain teeth, this can be a problem. Without efficient cleaning, you may suffer from unpleasant smelling breath and possible plaque build up, which can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease.
Unable to chew food
If chewing your food becomes too much of a chore because of crooked teeth, speak to your orthodontist. Your teeth should not make daily routines a struggle.
Teeth straightening treatments can also be offered if your smile is causing you issues with your self-confidence. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, speak to your orthodontist about your options.
Teeth Straightening Treatments
Clear, removable and completely effective. Invisalign offers a comfortable and convenient teeth straightening treatment, which is flexible to your daily routine. As a removable retainer, there’s no demand for high maintenance care and cleaning. This can be particularly helpful while brushing your teeth and eating - so there’s no restricting what you can eat either!
As a more traditional teeth straightening treatment, fixed braces are secured along the front of your teeth using wire inserted through brackets. This helps to create tension which gently pulls your teeth into a straighter alignment.
While many people worry about how fixed braces can look, modern designs allow metal braces to be smaller and more comfortable than they once were. This is also a popular treatment among younger patients who can switch out their coloured brands. Ceramic brackets are also available, which are tooth coloured for a more natural look.
While lingual braces are very similar to fixed braces, they are secured to the back of your teeth instead of the front. This teeth straightening treatment consists of small metal brackets and arch wires. During wear, they apply gentle pressure to gradually straighten your teeth. This can be particularly useful for smiles with gaps, rotated teeth, overcrowding or bite issues.
Booking teeth straightening treatment
At Dulwich Orthodontic Centre we offer a comprehensive service with a range of teeth straightening treatments available. To request a consultation, please complete our online form and our team will be in touch.