Orthodontics is a field in dentistry that focuses on the misalignment of teeth that may be contorted, protruding, overcrowded or have any kind of problems with the bite. Here at The Dental Studio, we focus on making you feel comfortable. Our friendly and professional team will do everything in their power to provide you with a pleasant experience while offering extensive materials and strong techniques to leave you with teeth you can be proud of.
The benefits of orthodontics
It is important to us here at The Dental Studio to promote good oral health, and we, therefore, recommend orthodontics in Colchester to take care of all your dental hygiene needs. When a person suffers from crooked or misaligned teeth, it can be hard for them to thoroughly clean their teeth and take care of their gums, which may result in more damage or problems in the future. In some cases, abnormal teeth positioning can not only result in tooth decay, gum disease and potential loss of teeth but also affect the shape of your face.
Orthodontics in Colchester can help to correct these problems and allow for easily accessible teeth cleaning; your toothbrush can easily get into all the places that it previously could not and remove the build-up of bacteria and plaque, improving your happiness and confidence.
When growing up, our teeth are constantly changing, and this is why getting orthodontic treatment between the ages of 7 and 10 can be very beneficial. While children are constantly losing and gaining teeth, using orthodontic treatments can keep on top of any misalignments and fix problems that may affect their confidence and happiness in the future. However, there is no set age for undergoing orthodontic treatment, which makes it an extremely accessible treatment. We will always provide you with enough information about what we have to offer and recommend whichever will benefit you the most overall.
Different types of orthodontic treatments
There is a variety of different treatments for orthodontics in Colchester, and we will always recommend exactly what you need for your problem. Fixed braces are a very common practice in orthodontics, and only a few days after they are fitted, you will be able to eat a variety of normal foods. We always recommend avoiding certain foods that could damage the appliance and teeth. Fixed braces are made from metal and cannot be removed; they are made up of brackets that are glued to the front of your teeth and linked with wires.
Removable aligners and functional appliances can be used to correct minor problems and be taken out for cleaning or before you eat. Both are made from plastic plates, but while removable aligners cover the roof of the mouth, functional appliances are designed to interact together. After all orthodontic treatments, retainers are used to hold the straightened teeth in place.
Our dentists here at The Dental Studio are happy to answer any of your questions regarding orthodontic treatments and will recommend a course of action to put you on your journey to a happy and confident smile.