Crooked, overcrowded or unevenly spaced teeth can really have an impact on how you feel about your smile and even affect how you eat and speak if your top and bottom teeth are not aligned correctly. An orthodontist focuses on a branch of dentistry that is wholly concerned with how the teeth, jaws and face develop. Many people believe that having teeth straightening treatment is a long-term investment. Treatment to align and straighten your teeth is best carried out during childhood but if you are an adult who missed out on corrective procedures as a child then you can still benefit. In the past, metal braces were the only option but patients can now choose from a range of modern techniques.
How can orthodontics help me?
Having straighter teeth has an obvious impact on your appearance but also improves your oral health as they are easier to clean. Crooked or crowded teeth have gaps in which plaque can accumulate, which can lead to gum disease if left unresolved. If the misalignment is very severe then it may even affect your ability to eat or speak properly. Treatment to correct the position of your teeth is faster, more comfortable and more discreet than ever before. The techniques offered by Liverpool Smile Studio can help resolve physical problems as well as improving your appearance.
The subtle approach
Invisible or clear braces allow you to benefit from teeth straightening procedures without you needing to show everyone that you are doing it. The end results will speak for themselves. Invisalign uses a progressive system of clear ‘mouth trays’, which use gentle pressure to align your teeth. The trays or aligners are custom-made for your mouth using the 3D technology and are changed regularly to gradually move your teeth into the correct position. You can smile freely and remove the aligners when you are eating or cleaning your teeth, so the impact on your day to day life is minimal. If you find out that Invisalign is not right for you, then other subtle techniques are available, such as tooth-coloured brackets and wires that make your braces less noticeable.