It’s never too late to straighten your teeth
Posted on 14th May 2019 at 09:44
If you’ve been thinking about straightening your teeth but aren’t sure if you’ve left it too late, read on to find out more about the options and benefits of orthodontic treatment. At Park Dental Care, whatever your age, we can help you.
Adult braces are designed to suit any lifestyle
When you imagine braces, you may think of the heavy metal ‘train track’ style apparatus commonly associated with young teens. But advances in orthodontic technology mean that there are many more options available to you. At Park Dental Care, we offer barely visible white ceramic braces, lingual braces that are hidden on the back of your teeth (Incognito), and removable aligners (Invisalign). All of these options enable you to maintain a professional appearance while you are undergoing treatment – in fact, your friends and family members may not even notice that you are wearing braces.
Age does not affect results
Whether you straighten your teeth when you are 15 or 50, the lasting effects of orthodontic treatment will be beneficial. Although it is more common for younger teens to get braces while their teeth are newly developed and less significantly misaligned, orthodontic treatment for adults is equally effective and doesn’t necessarily take longer.
Enjoy the benefits of improved oral health
As we age, we suffer higher rates of gum disease, dental decay, oral infections, and tooth loss. Maintaining an effective oral health regime to prevent these ailments is much easier with straight teeth because food particles are less likely to get lodged in the crevices and gaps caused by crooked or unevenly spaced teeth. Straight teeth are easier to brush and floss, resulting in better long-term oral health. Other health benefits include:
• Less jaw pain/fewer headaches caused by misaligned teeth placing stress on the jawbone.
• Less chance of breakage and sensitivity caused by the erosion of tooth enamel from grinding crowded teeth together.
• Improved confidence and higher self-esteem.
Treatment is tailored to your needs
During an initial consultation with one of the experienced team members here at Park Dental Care, we’ll assess your orthodontic needs and recommend the best option for you. Brace options include:
White braces – similar to conventional fixed braces but with brackets and wires colour-matched to the natural shade of your teeth, making them much more discreet.
Invisalign – a series of clear removable aligners that are worn for 22 hours a day to gradually move your teeth into the desired position.
Incognito – hidden fixed braces that are fitted to the back of your teeth, making them all but invisible from the front.
Incognito Lite – similar to the Incognito system, but with fewer brackets that straighten just the front six or eight teeth.
Conventional braces – the original fixed metal brace type that offer precision results for a cost-effective price.
Short-term braces – braces that straighten just the teeth at the front of your mouth, achieving results within a 6-month (rather than 2-year) time period.
Call us to book your free consultation today. We look forward to your visit.
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