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Straightening teeth with orthodontics

We use a variety of different devices as a means to gently move your teeth into better alignment and to sometimes correct the placement of your jaw. Usually, an incorrect bite is diagnosed early on in life and can be treated during pubescent years after adult teeth have come through.

It is important to correct a misaligned bite in order to maintain the health of your teeth. When teeth do not fit on top of each other as they should when you bite down, it can lead to unnecessary wearing down of teeth which could become problematic later on in life.

An incorrect bite may also cause issues with your speech, eating and chewing properly and your appearance, among other things.

Having misaligned teeth can also cause a host of problems aside from potentially causing embarrassment or confidence issues. Food can get stuck and harbour the growth of bad bacteria and plaque where teeth are crossed or too tightly packed together. Flossing can become difficult which can lead to tooth decay.

Orthodontics in Pinner are able to straighten your front teeth in order to give you a picture perfect smile that is healthy as well. By speaking to one of our team members about your concerns, we are able to provide you with a range of options that will suit your lifestyle choices and demands.

What are some of the options available?

Clear aligners are fast becoming a popular choice for those looking to cosmetically improve the appearance of their front teeth. They are barely visible when worn and have the added benefit of being removable, allowing you to eat any food without concern and to follow your regular oral hygiene routine.

Because of this, they have a minimal impact on your social life and therefore suit many lifestyles. When being fitted with a set, a treatment plan is arranged for you and new aligners are provided for you to wear on average every 2 weeks.

There are other appliances available with orthodontics in Pinner, such as the Inman aligner. This is a quick way of straightening front teeth either as a stand alone treatment or prior to further cosmetic treatments such as veneers or bonded fillings.

We also have non-removable options available for more complex treatments. Six Month Smiles consist of tooth coloured wires and clear brackets so have a minimal visible impact to your smile. We are given more control over the final position of the teeth with this treatment, as well as being able to use it on a wider variety of cases.

Lingual braces are also not removable but as they are positioned on the back of the teeth, are a completely invisible option that might be suitable for you. By speaking to us about your teeth straightening wishes, we are able to provide you with information regarding what option would be best for your situation.

Often, it is required that you wear a retainer in order to hold the position of the teeth once they have been straightened. This is because teeth have a tendency to move back to their original position after treatment without the application of such appliances.

They can be in the form of a metal wire secured to the back of your teeth or a removable clear retainer.

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