Straighter teeth are far less hassle than crowded, crooked or misaligned teeth. Straight teeth are much easier to keep clean. Misaligned teeth can have crannies and crevices in hard to get at places where plaque can build up and solidify into tartar. The bacteria in plaque and tartar give off acid. It eats away at your tooth enamel, creating holes through which decay can enter.
At Orpington Dental Care, we know exactly what happens to misaligned teeth. We treat the problems they create on a regular basis. That’s why we are such big fans of braces in Orpington, although you could argue that fitting them to create lots of mouths with straighter teeth in will do us out of a job!
But we are also firm believers in the ethos of teeth being for life and that we should be doing our utmost to help you hang on to yours for as long as you can, hopefully for your whole life.
Getting straighter teeth with braces in Orpington could help you save a whole load of money on remedial treatments in later life. Decay can lead to expensive root canal therapy. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss, and if you want to replace lost teeth with something fully functional, then you are looking at dental implants. These generally cost over £1,000 for one single crown implant.
The great news for adults with wonky teeth is that you can straighten them with braces that don’t dominate your mouth or interfere with your speech. We offer two great systems.
Six Month Smiles is great for straightening your front six teeth in a matter of mere months. They are bracket and wire braces, but the brackets are smaller and made of clear ceramic and the wires are tooth-coloured. The forces are gentler so they don’t hurt either.
Invisalign uses 3D printed clear plastic aligners that fit over your teeth like bite guards. You get a series of them, each one moving your teeth gradually forward. These are removable making eating and cleaning less hassle. These can be used for more complex cases.
To find out more about braces in Orpington, why not give us a call?