Teeth straightening can improve the appearance of crooked or overcrowded teeth
Can I have teeth straightening?
Teeth straightening procedures can improve the appearance of crooked or overcrowded teeth no matter what your age is. Many adults believe they had missed the chance to have straight teeth and a smile that they could be proud of. However, over the past few years there has been a large increase in the availability of teeth straightening procedures.
There are a variety of different teeth straightening procedures available and your dentist will be able to advise you on the best one to suit your needs.
Are there alternatives to ‘traditional’ wire braces?
There are now a variety of different teeth straightening treatments available. Although traditional wire braces are incredibly effective, it is now possible to use braces with tooth-coloured wires and clear brackets, or clear aligners to straighten your teeth.
Can I have a brace through the NHS?
Teeth straightening treatment is available to children under the age of 18, providing you meet the necessary criteria. Adults will need to pay privately for their teeth straightening. Here at Ringmer Dental we are pleased to be able to offer interest free finance to help you spread the cost of your cosmetic dental treatment, ensuring nothing is out of reach.
Will I need to have teeth extracted?
We will do everything possible to preserve your existing natural teeth, but if it is the best option, we may look to extract teeth. All of this will be discussed with you prior to treatment.
How long will my treatment take?
This will depend on each individual case, the degree of movement and the type of treatment you are having. The dentist will be able to give you a better idea once they have completed your treatment plan.
Benefits of Teeth Straightening
- Teeth straightening improves Confidence and Self Esteem – teeth straightening can dramatically improve the attractiveness of your smile and therefore your confidence. This in turn can increase your social and career success.
- Teeth straightening promotes healthier Teeth and Gums – straighter teeth are easier to keep clean, reducing the chance of cavities and gum disease.
- Teeth straightening improves Bite – teeth straightening can also improve dental function. By aligning the teeth, the forces exerted on them when you chew, talk or simply move your teeth are balanced, resulting in better long-term health of your teeth, gums and jawbone.
- Teeth straightening improves your overall Health – your teeth and gums can provide a clear picture of your overall health. If you look after your teeth and gums, you are also likely to look after the rest of your body.