Having crowded, spaced or crooked teeth can have a major impact on your oral health and enjoyment in life. There are many reasons why you may want to correct these imperfections, with most of us wanting a more straighter smile. Other than that, straight teeth makes it easier to clean your teeth, improves your breathing as your tongue sits correctly in your mouth and prevention of long term effects from jaw joint misalignments.
There are many treatments available to straighten teeth, remove gaps and reduce crowding.
Treatments for Crowded, Spaced or Crooked Teeth
Invisalign® is a great way to achieve a straight beautiful smile without the hassle of braces. A clear, thin customised aligner is used to gently move your teeth into the most desired position.
Functional appliances are devices used to correct a significant disharmony in the relationship between the upper and lower jaws. They work by influencing the growth and development of a growing patient.
Removable appliances (plates) are not braces. Unlike braces which are attached directly to the teeth, removable appliances are often used for early intervention cases.
Ceramic braces use tooth coloured brackets, which are bonded to the teeth. This type of teeth straightening braces is popular among adult orthodontic patients as they are less visible than metallic braces and are a similar colour to the natural colour of your teeth.
Metallic braces are the traditional orthodontic treatment and are often more cost effective. This most commonly used fixed braces are made from stainless steel and selected highly elastic metal alloys.