Orthodontic treatment is the treatment of crooked, crowded or malpositioned teeth.
Many people have crowded or crooked teeth or their teeth don’t meet correctly when they bite. These problems can mean the teeth are more likely to become damaged or put a strain on jaw muscles. In some cases, abnormal development of the teeth and jaw can affect the shape of the face.
Individuals who had completed orthodontic treatment have a better oral health-related quality of life than those currently under treatment or those who never had treatment.
The teeth are moved carefully applying controlled forces to move them into the optimal position.
The benefits of orthodontics can include:
correction of dental crowding and straightening of your teeth and improvement of individual’s oral health
correction of your bite so the front and back teeth meet evenly •reducing the chance of damage to prominent teeth
improving your appearance, including your smile and self esteem
Private orthodontic treatment is widely available. The fee can range from £2,000 to £6,000, depending on the complexity of the treatment and the type of appliances used, but fees can be higher. A private dentist will estimate the treatment cost after an initial assessment of the problem. Short-term braces are used to quickly straighten and correct the most visible front teeth in a discreet and comfortable manner.
What is short-term orthodontic treatment?
Short-term treatment can get results in less than a year. This kind of orthodontic treatment only focuses on correcting some of the teeth, not all. The main reason why short-term treatment is to improve the crowding and appearance of the front six upper and/or lower teeth, also called the “social six”. These teeth are the most visible teeth when smiling. Appliances used in short-term treatment may include removable braces or Inman aligners.
Popular with adults
Short-term treatment is suitable for most patients, although it is mainly reserved for adults. It is most commonly used to fix mild-to-moderate anterior crowding problems, such as levelling and aligning teeth, correcting rotations and closing small gaps. Appointment intervals for short-term treatment depends on the method of treatment, amount of crowding and is based on the clinical judgement of your practitioner.
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