A lot of us tend to believe that orthodontics in Colchester purely comprises cosmetic enhancement procedures that allow us to have a more beautiful looking smile with straighter teeth. Certainly this is one positive side effect, but we actually work at straightening teeth so that you can experience an improved quality of life.
When your teeth and jaw are not aligned properly, there are quite a few impacts that can have devastating consequences to your growth and wellbeing. Orthodontics in Colchester are generally started in patients at around the age of 7, when adult teeth are starting to come in and we can see how the jaw and teeth are likely to grow. During this age and slightly older, we can help them to move into the right position easily and they will stay that way for life.
If we do not react during this optimal period, then patients can start to present with some quite severe issues such as an inability to eat or speak correctly. When you cannot bite or chew food in the right way, then this can lead to digestive issues which can result in a number of complications immediately, as well as later on in life.
A holistic approach by all healthcare professionals is needed because you can address digestive disorder complaints without understanding the root cause of the concern. Orthodontics in Colchester can ensure that this is not a factor in your general health and wellbeing if you do have issues with your digestion.
For those individuals who cannot speak correctly, there are obvious signs of distress and their confidence tends to be lacking. It can be easily fixed with the common teeth straightening devices that we have available, so by ensuring that a check-up is offered at the right time, you can eliminate any lasting issues with health, both physical and emotional, as well as ensure that a beautiful and functional smile is waiting once treatment is complete.
What happens if this optimal period has lapsed?
If a younger individual hasn’t had their teeth and jaw alignment examined by one of these professionals, then don’t worry. You can do it at any time and we can still offer you the same kinds of treatments in the form of braces to straighten your teeth and jaw.
Many adults are straightening their teeth these days, and there is a very big market available of different kinds of devices to suit the needs of the working individual who may view their goals differently to those who are younger.
It can take a little more time than if you were to straighten your teeth when younger and you may need to wear a retainer for longer to make sure that your teeth or jaw don’t drift back into their original positions, but you can still experience the same results of having a stronger, more beautiful smile to enjoy, without needing to be self-conscious about crossed, cramped, gapped or twisted teeth.
We warmly invite you to speak with us about your smile so that we can find a bespoke solution for you.