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Improve the aesthetics of your smile at your dentist in West Byfleet

Factors affecting the aesthetics of your teeth and how this can be detrimental for oral health

Orthodontics is the field of dentistry that is involved in straightening your teeth and improving the aesthetics of your smile as well as your overall oral health at the same time. Orthodontics uses dental braces to help correct misalignment of the teeth, crookedness, wonky and protruding teeth and also to help resolve bite disorders and which can be overbite, underbite or crossbite and not only does this help make your smile more beautiful but also prevents dental complications in the future. Issues with the alignment of your teeth can affect your oral health because when your teeth are not straight then sometimes your toothbrush cannot effectively brush all surfaces of your teeth and bacteria can linger in those hard-to-reach areas and lead to the buildup of plaque and the formation of tartar which are the main factors of many complicated dental issues. Visit us at Byfleet Dental Boutique and speak to your dentist in West Byfleet to find out more about the different types of orthodontic treatments which are available and what treatment procedure will be the best to address your personal requirements.


Orthodontic braces


Conventional orthodontic braces, which are commonly seen in teenagers, involve metal brackets and wires which are attached directly to the teeth and alter the positioning of the teeth as necessary. Conventional metal braces are the most common form of orthodontic treatment and they are very effective in what they do. The process of straightening your teeth can take a long period of time however this also ensures the longevity of the results.


Conventional metal braces are highly visible in the mouth and therefore there is a reluctance amongst adults in considering orthodontic treatment if they have not done so during their younger years. This reluctance has led to much research and design in dentistry and now there are many different options available at your dentist in West Byfleet as an attractive alternative to conventional metal braces.


Invisible orthodontics - Invisalign


Invisalign is an increasingly popular form of invisible orthodontics available at your dentist in West Byfleet. Invisalign uses transparent, metal-free aligners which are a plastic form of dental braces that are individually tailored for your teeth using specialised 3-dimensional scans to help achieve accurate results whilst ensuring comfort and discretion at the same time. The Invisalign treatment process involves working your way through a series of aligners which gradually help position your teeth into their correct positions. Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks at a time and can move your teeth by up to 0.25 mm when worn for 20-22 hours a day. The duration of the treatment will depend on the severity of the misalignment of your teeth and the extent of movement required and you can visit your dentist during this time to ensure that the process is coming along successfully.


Speak to your dentist to find out more about the different orthodontic treatments which are available for you and how we can help improve the way you smile today.