Let’s get things straight

February 1st, 2016

We live in a world where there is increasing focus on appearance for both men and women. The market is flooded with creams and potions designed to help us travel back in time to a more youthful appearance. Whilst it’s possible that some of these products can have some positive effects on our appearance, it’s unlikely that they will all lead to long term physical changes. This is where orthodontics differs. With support from our team at Ock Street you can bring about long term improvements to the appearance of your teeth. With appropriate care taken, these changes could be life-long.

Orthodontic treatment is generally associated with children and adolescents, but increasingly adults are booking in for consultations and undertaking treatment programmes. When working with children, orthodontics are used to support growth and development. For adults, however, treatment goals are more based around remedying existing problems and reducing wear as well as providing an enhanced new smile.

So, is orthodontic treatment for you? There are numerous problems that it could support you with, for example:

  • Having too many teeth (crowding)
  • Uneven or irregular spaces between your teeth
  • Misalignment
  • Teeth that are overly worn (bruxism)
  • Protruding teeth
  • Jaws that are underdeveloped

These problems could have been brought about by a number of factors, for example crowding can be caused by teeth being too large and worn away teeth might be triggered by grinding of teeth at night. The best possible solution for you depends on the problem, cause, and your individual teeth.

There are many treatment options to support you with these problems, and to help restore your confidence. We offer braces such as Incognito (lingual braces which are hidden behind your teeth: others needn’t know you’re wearing them!), and traditional fixed braces which are available in white to match your teeth, as well as the more traditional metal. We also use a number of tooth straightening approaches including Inman Aligner (which can straighten your front teeth in as little as 12 weeks), and Invisalign (a removable tooth aligning system). At Ock Street we also use tooth veneers to straighten teeth, and offer composite build ups and tooth recontouring to support tooth straightening procedures.

If you’re considering corrective work to your smile in the form of orthodontics, the best idea is to book in for a consultation with our team. We can take a look at your teeth and carry out an assessment with you. We will then be able to put together a suggested treatment plan for you, based on the options that are open to you.

Orthodontic treatment has come a long way from the ‘train track’ style braces you’ll remember from school. The options these days are much more subtle and fit in much better around our lifestyles. Why not find out what your options are: you might be surprised at just how easy it is to rejuvenate your smile. Give us a call today to book your consultation.

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