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Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on correcting misaligned teeth for a beautiful smile and optimal bite.
Some of the areas an orthodontist will focus on include:
Orthodontics helps treat many orthodontic issues with some of the more common issues listed below:
Crowding – This is a relatively common problem which is caused by the jaw not having enough space to accommodate all the teeth. This can cause uneven wear and tear leading to teeth and gum problems. Cleaning teeth is also more difficult.
Spacing – Spaces or gaps can happen when your teeth are smaller than the space available on the jaw. This can lead to food trapping and further drifting with age.
Open Bite – This is when the upper and lower teeth do not come together when the mouth is closed. This is mostly caused by prolonged habits such as thumb or finger sucking, use of a dummy.
Overbite – This is typically caused by genetics or is hereditary and is typically when the lower jaw is smaller or set back compared to the upper jaw.
Underbite – This is when the lower jaw and teeth protrude beyond the upper jaw and is a more complicated bite problem to correct.
Hypodontia – This genetic condition causing several baby and/or permanent teeth not to develop with the upper lateral incisors being the most commonly absent teeth. This leads to spacing and centreline issues in the front of the mouth.
Impacted Teeth – This issue is caused when teeth get stuck in the jawbone and do not come out properly.
Prevention of dental conditions – Correcting orthodontic issues helps prevent further complications that can arise such as tooth structure wear and tear, problems associated with accessibility for cleaning such as tooth decay and gum disease. Straighter teeth are easier to clean, facilitates better oral hygiene and so are less prone to decay and gum disease which happens when teeth are overcrowded.
Improve speech problems – Speech can be impaired due to issues with teeth alignment, so when these problems are treated, most people benefit from the quality of their speech improving as well.
Corrects issues with chewing and biting – It helps even out the teeth reducing the wear and tear on certain teeth and overall helping correct uses with chewing and biting.
Improves appearance and smile – Correcting misaligned, overcrowded, spaced out teeth and other orthodontic issues helps improve the appearance with straighter uniformly placed teeth for a smile to be proud of.
Boost confidence – An improved smile leads to improved confidence because smiling also helps improve mental health
Fixed braces – This is one of the most common and reliable treatments for adjusting teeth. Braces are available as traditional metal fixed braces, ceramic braces and lingual braces.
Removable braces – These types of braces look like retainers and as the name and can be taken out whenever required. These are worn over your teeth to reposition and straighten them. These are suitable for most but not for extremely complex cases.
Surgery – In more severe cases, combined case planning with an Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon at a local hospital to move the jaw may be needed to solve the issue.
Depending on the amount of adjusting your teeth require and type of braces you opt fory, the cost can vary.
Metal braces price – Approximately between £1,500 and £3,500
Cermaic braces price – Approximately between £1,500 and £4,000
Removable braces – Approximately £2,500 – £3,000.
Invisalign – Approximately £1,500 – £3,000.
You know you are receiving high-end digital dentistry, specialist treatments and care when you choose Mouth Dental. We have the best qualified in-house dental specialists, consultants and dental nurses while you can make use of our extended opening hours as well. We always choose the minimally invasive treatment option whenever possible and ensure that you never miss scheduled appointments with texts/emails so that it is one less thing for you to worry about. Enjoy free WiFi at our welcoming reception and two hours of free parking at the local Waitrose.
Aftercare is one the key elements to ensuring the success and longevity of your dental surgery treatments. You should always maintain good oral health by keeping your teeth and mouth clean with a daily routine. Aim to brush or rinse your mouth after every meal during orthodontic treatment. Don’t forget to clean in between your teeth for dental floss and interdental brushes. Follow precisely, the aftercare instructions given by your orthodontist.
If you have not been recommended one by your dentist and are looking for a reputed orthodontist to treat your dental issues, you can use some of the below tips to help you with your search.