We all want what’s best for our children, both now and in the future. Addressing problems with their teeth, such as crooked teeth, when they are growing up can help ensure they are happier and healthier in adult life which is certainly something that orthodontics can offer.
Research shows that by the age of 14, 98% of children have a negative self-image. You can boost their confidence at this crucial stage by cultivating health eating habits and cleaning regimes.
Orthodontic braces can be used to correct overbite, crowding, and embarrassing gaps. These can even be fixed invisibly on the inside of the teeth, while removable spring aligners can improve the position of teeth in as little as 9 weeks.
Children can be treated privately for braces if they do not fall within the remit for NHS treatment.
"The treatment I had at Senova gave me the perfect smile and made me confident to smile. It was a really easy process, didn’t take too long and they were really nice to me. Best of all, it wasn’t painful at all!"15 year old Poppy Hatfield had braces fitted at Senova.
In the past it was only children that were offered orthodontic treatments, but changes in the way society perceives braces and updates in modern orthodontic techniques have allowed us to offer this kind of treatment to adults and teenagers as well.
Train track braces made from metal brackets and wires used to be our only option, but with the advent of clear braces such as Invisalign and rapid orthodontics with techniques like the Inman Aligner have made straighter teeth treatments more appealing to adults.
One of the hardest areas to clean on your teeth is where your teeth touch. Cleaning between your teeth is vital to ensure that you keep harmful bacteria at bay, in order to do this you need to floss twice per day.
Flossing between straight teeth is a relatively straightforward, quick and simple process, but flossing between crooked teeth can be awkward and more time-consuming. The reality of this is that people with crooked teeth have a tendency to not clean them quite as well as they could. This means that having straighter teeth, because they are easier to clean, also means you are more likely to have a healthier smile.
Many people wonder, how comfortable is orthodontics? This is a great question.
In order to move your teeth we need to apply gentle pressure to them, this encourages them to move in the direction we desire to achieve the result you are looking for. Sometimes this gentle pressure can feel mildly uncomfortable for a while, but generally speaking orthodontics do not hurt at all.
For more information on improving your crooked, overlapping or gappy teeth please do call us today, we can then arrange an appointment to see how we can help you.
We often find that patients lives are transformed after having orthodontics, their confidence levels go up and they feel they no longer have to smile with their hands over their mouths – does this sound like you? If it does then give us a call today to book your first consultation.