Crooked teeth can diminish the attractiveness of your smile and undermine your confidence. What some people are not aware of is that teeth that are misaligned, crowded or have large gaps can also cause other problems. Having teeth in the wrong position can affect how you eat and speak as well as your overall dental health. Excessive spacing between the teeth can undermine their stability and uneven teeth are harder to clean as there are more places in which plaque can accumulate. This can lead to gum disease, bad breath, and discomfort if left unresolved. At Orpington Dental Care, we fit braces in Orpington to realign your teeth, enhance your smile, and improve your dental health.
Braces in Orpington for adults
Usually, braces are fitted when there is still a mixture of baby and adult teeth. This means that the teeth can be realigned as the jaw is developing to avoid problems in the future. However, it is never too late for straighter teeth, even if you are an adult who missed out on braces as a child or have had treatment in the past which has relapsed. Fixed braces are a good choice for younger patients as they are simple to live with but adults may have different requirements. Advances in technology mean that we are now able to offer our patients in Orpington braces that are discreet and faster than before.
We are pleased to offer braces in Orpington that fit into your lifestyle. Invisalign is a system that uses a series of clear plastic aligners which are changed every two weeks to gently guide your teeth into place. The aligners are almost invisible and very comfortable as they are made from smooth plastic. They are removeable for eating and cleaning so are simple to use and do not interfere with everyday life. If you prefer fixed braces then clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured wires can help to minimise their visual impact. These are used in the Six Month Smiles technique which really can be as rapid as the name suggests.
Having braces in Orpington has benefitted so many of our patients and we would like you to share their experiences.