Modern braces can be used to treat patients of all ages. At Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic in Farnham we offer a wide selection of orthodontic treatments, many of which are more discreet than traditional fixed braces.
Benefits of teeth straightening
Orthodontic treatment is seen as standard for children in teenagers in the UK, but an increasing number of adults are also seeking out treatment. When you come to our Farnham dental clinic for an orthodontic consultation, your orthodontist will create an entirely customised treatment plan designed to fit your individual needs. This may involve using fixed braces or removable aligners.
Whichever option is decided on, there are many benefits to be gained from straightening your teeth. Of course, the most obvious one is the aesthetic improvements this treatment can make to your smile, and the associated effects this can have on your self-esteem, confidence, and relationships with other people.
Other benefits include making your teeth easier to clean, thus cutting your risk of dental decay and gum disease; reducing the risk of damage or injury to protruding teeth; ensuring the forces of biting and chewing are evenly spread between the teeth; and helping with some cases of bruxism.
When you come into Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic in Farnham for teeth straightening treatment, your orthodontist will first undertake a clinical examination, then talk you through all appropriate treatments so that you can make an educated choice.
Among your Farnham orthodontic treatment options are:
Incognito lingual braces
These braces can correct a wide range of orthodontic issues, and afford maximum discretion because they are fitted to the rear (lingual) surfaces of your teeth. Depending on the type and amount of correction needed, treatment takes between 12 and 18 months, and nobody will be able to see you’re having treatment.
Treatment with these clear, removable aligners takes on average 12-16 months. They fit over your teeth, you can take them out for cleaning, and you change your aligner every fortnight.
These cosmetic braces can treat crowding, protruding teeth, and gummy smiles in six months. They have clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires.