Adult braces with your dentist in West Byfleet
Adult braces are one of the first steps to a perfect set of teeth and adult braces are the treatment of choice for many who have the purpose of making the best of their smile. Most of us consider getting teeth straightening treatment to correct cosmetic or bite problems.
Around half of people within the UK need this treatment. A third of them are children, but the rest are adults who either were not offered such treatment when they were younger, or their teeth have shifted over time, causing their teeth to cross.
Adult braces will straighten teeth, so the ability to take care of teeth and gums becomes easier whilst also adding comfort for eating. Adult braces will straighten crooked, crowded or poorly aligned teeth, close gaps between teeth and also correct your bite, so the top and bottom teeth will meet in the correct manner when your mouth is closed.
Not only will having straighter teeth allow you to have healthy teeth and gums, but it is also important to ensure your mouth is healthy before this procedure. You must be able to keep the teeth very clean while wearing braces. This is a strict requirement to avoid formation and build-up of plaque, tooth decay or gum disease.
The best age to have this brace treatment is normally around the age of 12 when a child’s mouth and jaws are still in the process of growing, but if this age has passed, there is no concern with adult treatment, it may only take a little longer. A dentist in West Byfleet can offer treatments that last from 6 months to 24 months and depending on your device choice we will need to arrange a time for you to visit our practice every 6 to 8 weeks.
But who doesn’t want a perfect smile? Important information you need to know before getting adult braces it that there are two types of braces, fixed or removable. As technology evolves, braces become more comfortable, more effective and more flexible to incorporate different lifestyle demands.
Fixed braces can come in various colours so you can choose from a range including metallic, stainless steel or gold to name a few. The dentist in West Byfleet offers a wide range of specific treatments and can also offer you a clear alternative to fixed braces called Invisalign. This treatment is one of the most popular teeth straightening treatments currently available.
At our practice, we also use the Inman Aligner which is a removable device. It can straighten your teeth quickly; even in a matter of weeks. Other options include Cfast and Six Month Smiles. Depending on your personal situation, we will be able to advise you on what we feel will be the most effective solution for you, whilst offering other choices that may be more suitable for your budget, timeframe or other considerations.
We will work together to ensure that your teeth straightening journey is as relaxed and productive as possible. Your dentist in West Byfleet wants you to be able to enjoy having healthier, straight teeth, but to also enjoy the journey in getting there as well.