Orthodontics is a popular dental job speciality and orthodontists treat thousands of people each year. Nowadays, the range of orthodontic treatments is vast, with technology and treatments advancing and evolving every day.
Orthodontic treatment is often used to help people that suffer from problems including crowded teeth, spaces between the teeth, poorly positioned teeth, crooked and twisted teeth and patients with problems with their bite (this term refers to the relationship between the upper and lower teeth when the jaw is closed; problems with the bite can cause troubles with eating and speech). Most orthodontic problems are treated with braces; most people associate braces with heavy, bulky metal train track style devices, however modern braces are much more discreet and delicate and can produce incredible results in a much shorter period of time.
Before having a brace, some people may have to have tooth extraction; this will be carried out to allow room for the other teeth to move into. Essex private dentists offer a comprehensive range of orthodontic treatments, which options available to suit all patients. The most popular treatments include the Inman Aligner, 6 month smile braces, Invisalign invisible braces and lingual braces.
Some braces are removable, which is beneficial for oral hygiene as it allows the patient to brush their teeth properly with toothpaste and clean their brace thoroughly; this helps to reduce the possibility of bacterial infection.