Benefits of Orthodontic Treatments

Published on 14/12/2014

Demand for orthodontic treatments has seen an increase from adults in Essex as they seek new and improved ways to improve their smiles.

Orthodontic treatment

Leigh Dental Centre uses two main types of appliances to help straighten teeth of our patients:

A removable appliance where you will be able to take the appliance out to eat and brush your teeth or a fixed appliance where brackets are attached directly to the teeth and a wire used to join the brackets together. This wire creates the tension necessary to move the teeth.

The time taken for treatment will depend on how far the teeth need to be moved and the number of teeth involved. It can take anywhere from 6 months to 2 and a half years. It will be necessary for you to attend review appointments every 4 – 6 weeks so that the dentist can monitor your teeth’s progress.

Following your treatment you may need to wear a retainer for a minimum of 6 months to allow the teeth to have time to settle into their new position and allow bone to grow round the roots securing them in place.

Benefits of teeth straightening

Some of the main benefits of orthodontic treatments are;

  • It can improve your appearance and therefore your confidence. If you no longer feel self-conscious when you smile you can concentrate on living life to the full.
  • Teeth straightening helps spread your bite to reduce the pressure put on your teeth, this will mean that you will experience less wear and tear on your teeth and should result in better long term health for your teeth and gums
  • With straightened teeth it makes easier to clean your teeth and helps reduce the chances of developing cavities and gum disease.

Leigh Dental Centre provide Cfast and Invisible Braces to help straighten your teeth if you have any queries regarding these treatments or improving your smile call us on 01702472929 to arrange an appointment.