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Age is no barrier to a beautiful smile

10/11/2016

It is never too late to get your teeth straightened, even if you have been an adult for longer than you care to remember.

In Burnham, braces are being worn by more and more adults who have discovered orthodontics has no age limits.

This is because, although it may feel like they are immovably fixed into the jawbone, the teeth can move around throughout a person’s entire life. This means that it is never too late to get crooked, crowded and misaligned teeth brought into line.

There are both physical and mental health benefits to wearing braces in Burnham. On a physical health level, the straighter and more aligned the teeth, the easier they are to keep clean. This reduces the incidence of cavities and infections, which in turn can lead to fillings and possibly even extraction. On a mental well being level, investing the time and money in straightening out teeth that are in good condition but misaligned can greatly increase people’s self-confidence. This is firstly because people are no longer suffering embarrassment every time they open their mouths to speak, laugh or smile. Secondly, being able to smile without worrying about how you look means that most people who have had braces find themselves smiling more. Smiling increases the production of serotonin and other natural feel-good chemicals in the body, thus leading to more smiling. More smiling and being happier makes it easy to attract friends and be more successful. And all this just from getting one’s teeth straightened.

At The Dental Surgery Burnham, braces are fitted to suit your needs, which is why we offer various different braces systems.

Six Month Smiles is probably the best-known cosmetic braces system in the world. It is used to straighten the six front teeth, employing brackets made of tooth-coloured ceramic, and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wire to adjust the teeth. Treatment takes between four and nine months.

Invisalign uses a series of plastic trays that fit over your teeth rather than brackets and wires.

Your dentist can advise you as to which Burnham braces system is best suited to your needs during an intitial free consultation. However, if major orthodontic work is required, we will refer you to a specialist.

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  • 43-45 High Street
  • Burnham
  • Buckinghamshire
  • SL1 7JD