What is Orthodontic Treatment?
Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening or moving teeth, to improve the appearance of the teeth and how they work. It can also help to look after the long-term health of the teeth, gums and jaw joints, by spreading the biting pressure over all the teeth
Why should I have Orthodontic Treatment?
Many people have crowded or crooked teeth. Orthodontic treatment will straighten the teeth or move them into a better position. This can not only improve their appearance but also the way the teeth bite together whilst also making them easier to clean.
In some patients the upper front teeth can stick out and look unsightly. These ‘prominent’ teeth are more likely to be damaged but orthodontic treatment can move them back into line. In other cases, the way the upper and lower jaws meet can cause teeth to look unsightly and lead to an incorrect bite. Orthodontic treatment may be able to correct both.
When the teeth don’t meet correctly it can put strain on the muscles of the jaw, causing jaw and joint problems and in some cases headaches. Orthodontic treatment can help you to bite more evenly and reduce the strain.
Orthodontic care involves the use of appliances. There are two main types of appliance, either braces which are attached to the teeth or removable appliances which are put in and taken out by the patient. These devices can be used to:
- Straighten teeth
- Correct an irregular bite
- Close unsightly gaps
- Bring teeth and lips into proper alignment
They also can help with procedures in other areas of dentistry. Examples include cosmetic and implant dentistry.
In young children, Orthodontic Treatment also may guide proper jaw growth and permanent tooth eruption.
Cosmetic Adult Braces
Behind today’s greatest smiles
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The Incognito Brace is a new generation of braces for people of all ages. The braces are placed behind the teeth so no one will know that you are wearing them unless YOU tell them!
The Incognito Brace is the only 100% customised fixed brace system for invisible orthodontic treatment on the UK market today.
The Braces are created using state of the art technology and are completely customised to the shape of your teeth and to your treatment requirement.
What patients say about Incognito Braces?
“After a few days of initial adaptation, you simply forget that the brace is there. I wish I had discovered the appliance sooner!”
“I was very apprehensive about whether or not to have a brace before finally deciding to go through with the treatment. My only regret is that I didn’t do it 10 years ago. I am very pleased that I decided to choose the lingual Incognito braces over labial braces as nobody knows that I am wearing them….”