Here at The Kensington Dentist we carry out orthodontic treatments every day. Why not find out more about these treatments?
What are orthodontic treatments?
Many people have crowded or crooked teeth. An orthodontic treatment will straighten the teeth or move them into a better position. This can improve their appearance and the way the teeth bite together, as well as making them easier to clean.
Some people have front teeth that stick out and look unsightly. These prominent teeth are more likely to be damaged but orthodontic treatment can move them back into line.
Or the way the upper and lower jaws close together (the “bite”) may be abnormal leading to jaw and joint pain, even headaches, as well as looking unsightly. Orthodontic treatment can normalize the bite producing a better cosmetic result and relieving jaw strain and joint pain.
What kind of orthodontic treatments are available?
Many types of orthodontic treatment are available:
- Invisible braces such as Invisalign and lingual braces (Incognito)
- Fast braces such as clear aligners, Inman Aligner and 6 Month Smiles
- Traditional metal braces
- Removable and fixed retainers to hold the teeth in place once they have been straightened
What are the benefits of going to an orthodontist?
By preventing and correcting irregularities of teeth and jaws you will discover many benefits. Straight teeth are easier to clean, which reduces gum disease and risk of decay. Re-arranging teeth that might be misplaced or are sticking out, will help improve biting and will reduce accidental injury. Improving the position of teeth can also reduce the stress on the jaw joints or abnormal tooth wear. And above all, you will feel more confident and happy, having a nicer smile and being happy showing your teeth to the world!
What costs are involved in these treatments?
Orthodontic treatments vary widely in price depending on type of appliance, complexity and duration of treatment. An accurate estimate will be given to you on completion of a consultation with our specialist orthodontist, Dr David Young.
He has many years of experience treating both children and adults alike and is recognised as one of the leaders in his field.