Using braces to align teeth
Orthodontic treatment can transform the smile of a patient whose teeth were previously badly aligned or crowded. In addition to cosmetic considerations, orthodontics can also help improve the teeth and the gums, improve the bite and make it easier for the patient to eat and to keep their teeth clean.
Here at one80dental we also use orthodontic treatment to create suitable space for implants or to arrange the teeth to achieve a more aesthetic gum shape. The multidisciplinary team is experienced in every stage of treatment, which in complex cases can include advanced surgery.
In terms of orthodontic anchorage, dental implants can work very well, so our expertise in implantology can serve our orthodontic patients very well, delivering jaw movement where necessary through a combination of surgery and anchorage with implants, which can sometimes avoid the need for additional appliances.
Our specialist orthodontist can then use fixed braces to gently realign the teeth over several months. Normally this involves small tooth-coloured brackets attached to your teeth.
Most patients experience a little redness and swelling of the gums whilst wearing a brace. Good oral hygiene is crucial at this stage. This problem usually disappears once the brace is removed. After treatment you will be fitted with retainers. We’ll show you how to use these to ensure that the results you achieve will belong lasting.