Have you ever wanted to straighten your teeth? Feeling conscious about your irregular teeth and not biting correctly? You are never too old to straighten your teeth. We can realign your crooked teeth to help you achieve a straighter smile.
Straightening teeth is the process of correcting the alignment of misaligned teeth to improve their appearance and function.
Even though appearance is one of the main reasons why people want to straighten their teeth, it is not the only reason. Properly aligned teeth can also improve oral health by making it easier to clean and maintain good oral hygiene. Straightening teeth can also improve overall dental function and reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
One of the most common methods for straightening teeth is braces. Braces are orthodontic appliances made of wires and brackets that are attached to the teeth. They apply a constant, gentle pressure on the teeth, which gradually moves them into the desired position. Braces are highly effective in correcting complex dental issues such as crooked teeth, overbite, underbite, and overcrowding.
We provide both metal and ceramic braces. The latter (ceramic) being chosen for those who need a more aesthetic option.
Another option for straightening teeth is Clear Aligners eg Invisalign, Zenyum. Clear aligners are custom-made, removable trays that are designed to gradually shift the teeth into the desired position. They are virtually invisible and can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. Clear aligners are a popular choice for adults who are concerned about the appearance of traditional braces.
In some cases, dental bonding or veneers may be used to straighten teeth. Please read the page on ‘Aesthetic Dentistry’ for more information on this.