The Oral Health Foundation has found that almost half of adults in the UK are unhappy about the appearance of their smile with 20% of people so unhappy that they try to hide their teeth when they are smiling. People find that the way they feel about their teeth is holding them back at work, in their career and in their personal lives.
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Crooked and wonky teeth
There are many different factors which can affect the appearance of your teeth with misalignment issues being one of the key factors. Most people suffer from a certain extent of misalignment, whether it is because they have avoided orthodontic treatment, they did not need orthodontic treatment when they were younger, or after having had braces when they were younger they may have experienced relapse as a result of not wearing a retainer. If you are troubled by crooked or wonky teeth then rest assured that you are not alone. You need to speak to your dentist and find out about teeth straightening. Teeth straightening can be carried out at any age as long as you have healthy teeth and gums. There is no upper age limit for teeth straightening. Your dentist will be able to put together an individually tailored treatment plan to suit your individual dental needs.
Firstly, they will make sure that there are no underlying dental health issues, and if so this will need to be addressed before you can straighten your teeth. This includes any signs of cavities, tooth decay or gum disease. It is not safe to move your teeth if you have any underlying issues and therefore a treatment plan will be put together to address these issues so that you have healthy teeth and gums. Your dentist will then carry out an x-ray as well as an intraoral scan of your mouth to create a digital image of your teeth. This can help your dentist observe the alignment of your teeth and show you how your teeth will look after teeth straightening.
There are different types of braces to suit your unique dental needs and your personal preferences. Traditional braces made of metal wires and brackets are the most commonly used and have been around for more than 100 years. They are very effective at teeth straightening and they are an affordable option. They can be seen in young teenagers and can help address a range of orthodontic issues. Some adults are reluctant to wear traditional metal braces to straighten their teeth and in this case you need to speak to your dentist and find out about invisible braces Sydney. Invisible braces Sydney can be just as effective at straightening your teeth however, they do so at your discretion, using clear components as an alternative to the metal wires and brackets found in traditional braces.
The most popular of clear braces Sydney is Invisalign clear aligners. As the name suggests, Invisalign clear aligners are almost invisible when they are in your mouth. Invisalign clear aligners can help you achieve a beautiful new smile without drawing unwanted attention to your mouth. Invisalign clear aligners can improve the alignment of crooked teeth, wonky teeth, protruding front teeth, overcrowded teeth, overlapping teeth, and small gaps between the teeth. They can also correct bite disorders. Bite disorders that can be improved by Invisalign invisible braces Sydney include crossbite, overbite, and underbite. By addressing these types of issues, Invisalign improves the appearance of your smile and at the same time it also improves your dental health. By straightening your teeth using Invisalign, you can reduce the chances of developing cavities, tooth decay and gum disease in the future. This is because your teeth are easier to clean and look after and there are less nooks and crannies for bacteria and food particles to hide in comparison to a crooked and wonky smile.
The treatment itself lasts between 6 and 18 months, depending on the alignment of your teeth to begin with. Noticeable results can be achieved in as little as three months and it is up to you to make sure that you follow the guidelines correctly for successful results in the prescribed period of time. Invisalign works as a sequence and you will be provided with a full set of aligners at the start of your treatment. The aligners are numbered and you need to wear them for two weeks at a time after which you move onto the next aligner in the series until you complete the sequence. You can visit your dentist after every three or four aligners to make sure that the process is coming along successfully.
Every procedure that involves surgery comes with potential hazards. Getting another opinion from a health professional with the right qualifications is recommended before deciding to proceed.