Crooked teeth are a source of concern for many people. You may worry about how you look or experience discomfort or difficulties with eating or speaking. If you are familiar with these issues, then the Dental Surgery Burnham can help, with orthodontics in Burnham. This is a particular service which focuses on how the teeth, jaws and face develop.
Treatment is often carried out during childhood when there is a mixture of baby and adult teeth and every year over 200,000 children and teenagers in England and Wales have orthodontic treatment. Having straighter teeth is a long-term investment in your health and wellbeing so, if you an adult who did not have corrective procedures as a child, it is useful to consider treatment now.
What are the benefits?
Straighter teeth look better, which enhances your self-esteem and improves your confidence. They are also healthier. Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to clean as there are fewer gaps in which plaque can accumulate. Correctly positioned teeth are also more stable as they are properly supported and less likely to move around in the mouth, get damaged or become loose. Orthodontics can also help with discomfort due to poorly positioned teeth as well as issues around using the mouth normally. Metal braces used to be the only option, but there are less obtrusive, more comfortable appliances available now.
A clear solution to crooked teeth
A very popular treatment at our surgery is Invisalign, which makes use of clear plastic aligners. You can see in advance the predicted results, thanks to a 3D computer programme, and the braces are virtually invisible. They can be removed for eating, cleaning and special occasions so fit easily into your lifestyle. Most people looking at you will have no idea that you are wearing braces. The aligners guide your teeth gently into the correct position and you will be given a new set every 7-10 days to adapt to the changing shape of your mouth. Apart from a slight feeling of tightness when you get your new aligners, the whole process is very comfortable. You can have the smile you want without the inconvenience, discomfort and unsightliness of traditional methods.