Nowadays, an increasing number of people of all ages are opting to improve their teeth and smile with orthodontic treatment and braces. Advances in orthodontic technology mean you can now straighten your teeth without anyone even knowing!
What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the correct alignment of your teeth and jaws. Orthodontists have started out studying dentistry but gone on and committed themselves to a further three years of postgraduate study in this specialist field.
Adult orthodontic treatment
At Align & Smile Orthodontics, our adult patients are seen on a private basis. You can make use of our early morning and late evening appointment slots to fit around work. We also offer a range of orthodontic treatments, including discreet appliances such as lingual braces and Invisalign aligners. This means you can enjoy the benefit of a beautiful smile without needing to feel self-conscious about wearing braces to achieve it!
Benefits of orthodontic treatment
1. Increased confidence
A smile you can be proud of is an obvious benefit of orthodontic treatment. People who are happy with their smile are more confident within themselves and with the people around them. It is no wonder that parents want to provide their children with the best chances of success and that adults seek treatment for personal and business reasons.
2. Reduced risk of disease and injury
Properly aligned teeth and jaws may alleviate or prevent physical health problems. Straight teeth are less prone to developing decay, periodontal (gum) disease and/or sustaining an injury. Straight teeth collect less plaque which is a risk factor for periodontal disease. Protruding upper teeth are more likely to be broken in an accident, so repositioning and aligning them with other teeth can result in a decreased risk of fracture.
3. Improved oral hygiene
When teeth are properly aligned, it is easier to keep them clean. Misaligned teeth can also cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, inefficient chewing and stress on gum tissue and the bone that supports the teeth. In extreme cases, misalignment of the jaw joints can result, sometimes leading to chronic headaches or pain in the face or neck.
Orthodontic treatment can mean more than just a great smile. And that’s something you can smile about!
Experience the Align & Smile Orthodontics difference. Book your free consultation at Canary Wharf today and start your journey to a smile transformation.