There are multiple different devices available these days that mean you can effectively straighten your teeth with orthodontics in Colchester. We believe that everyone is entitled to a healthier and more beautiful smile, so whether you are bringing your child in for a consultation or looking to straighten your teeth as an adult, we have several solutions for you.
Generally, children are invited for an alignment check-up when they are about 7 years old. This is about the developmental age where we are able to check and determine if their jaw and teeth are in the right alignment and if they are not, then we can take proactive steps to realign them as soon as possible.
Why is it important to do this sooner rather than later?
There are many reasons why it is beneficial to straighten teeth and realign the jaw during youth and not later. Firstly, if your condition is quite severe, then you may find it difficult to bite and chew correctly, which can lead to digestion issues which can be difficult to diagnose.
Unless looked at in a holistic way, professionals can overlook some issues that can be the root cause of a completely different condition. In the case of some gut issues or even subsequent problems such as lethargy or skin conditions, incorrectly chewed food can be the root cause and can be corrected through appropriate orthodontics in Colchester.
Furthermore, an incorrect bite can lead to neck, head and jaw pain. Crooked or crossed teeth can lead to emotional impacts later in life where having a beautiful smile is desirable.
What happens if I missed this opportunity when I was younger?
If you are one of the many individuals who are looking to straighten their teeth as an adult, then don’t fear, orthodontics in Colchester can provide effective solutions for you. Although straightening teeth when you are younger is preferable because the bones are more malleable, we can still use the same devices as an adult, it may just take a little longer to produce the right result.
What are some of the treatments?
We talk to you about your lifestyle choices and needs when it comes to your teeth straightening journey and try to align these with the appropriate solutions that we have available. Many of you look for a treatment that is discreet and has the minimal amount of disruption to your daily life.
For most, this means the Invisalign treatment is a suitable option for them. This is a removable aligner that you must wear for about 22 hours each day to produce results, but can remove it for eating. Because you do not need to visit the dentist to adjust them, rather you simply wear the next tray in your course of treatment, you do not need to put aside time in your schedule for frequent dental consultations.
In addition, the device is a clear, plastic tray that is barely visible, meaning that no one needs to know you are undergoing treatment if you don’t want them to.