Is teeth straightening right for me?
Teeth straightening is appropriate for many people providing their teeth and gums are in healthy condition. Most people with crooked, misaligned, or crowded teeth are candidates for teeth straightening treatment. A fifteen-minute complimentary mini consult can quickly establish if teeth straightening is the correct option for you. Following this, an additional assessment can be organised at a time that’s convenient for you.
How do I care for my teeth while I am having teeth straightening work done?
Keeping your mouth meticulously clean is critical whilst treatment is on going, as your gums and teeth are especially vulnerable during this phase. We will demonstrate how to maintain your teeth and suggest how often you should be seeing the hygienist. We will also recommend which products to use for extra enamel protection.
How effective is teeth straightening?
Following case evaluation, achieving a successful outcome depends on the commitment of both patient and dental surgeon. It is important to maintain consistent visits and follow care directions on wearing the new appliance. After the treatment has finished, we take retention very seriously and will guarantee wires or removable retainers for up to 1 year.
Am I too old to have my teeth straightened?
More and more patients are having orthodontic treatment and we are seeing very satisfying outcomes across all demographics. Following clinical appraisal, we will be able to tell you if teeth straightening is the right choice for you.
What are the options for teeth straightening available in Bayswater W2?
We offer several teeth straightening options, including traditional braces, clear aligners (such as Invisalign), and lingual braces, which are placed on the back of the teeth.
What are the benefits of teeth straightening beyond just aesthetics?
In addition to improving the appearance of your smile, teeth straightening can also improve oral health by making it easier to clean your teeth, reducing the risk of gum disease, and alleviating issues like jaw pain or headaches caused by misaligned teeth.
How long does teeth straightening treatment typically take?
The duration of teeth straightening treatment varies depending on the severity of the misalignment and the chosen treatment option. On average, treatment can take a few months to a few years.
Are teeth straightening treatments painful?
While you may experience some discomfort or pressure when wearing braces or aligners, teeth straightening treatments are generally not painful. Any discomfort can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. When new braces, aligners or brackets are first fitted, a little discomfort can be expected and pain relief will perhaps be needed. We will provide you with soft wax for placing over new brackets and recommendations on what to expect and the way to handle any problems.
Can I eat and drink normally during teeth straightening treatment?
With traditional braces, you may need to avoid certain foods that can damage the braces. However, clear aligners are removable, allowing you to eat and drink normally during treatment.
Will teeth straightening treatment affect my speech?
It’s common to experience some slight changes in speech initially with braces or aligners, but most people adjust quickly, and any speech changes are temporary.
How often do I need to visit the dentist during teeth straightening treatment?
You’ll need to visit our dental office periodically for adjustments with traditional braces or progress checks with clear aligners. The frequency of visits will depend on your treatment plan.
Will I need to wear a retainer after completing a teeth straightening treatment?
Yes, wearing a retainer is usually necessary after completing teeth straightening treatment to prevent your teeth from shifting back to their original positions. Our dentist will provide specific instructions for retainer wear.
How can I schedule a consultation for teeth straightening in Bayswater W2, West London?
To schedule a consultation for teeth straightening treatment, you can call our office or email us at email@example.com During your consultation, our dentist will evaluate your teeth and discuss the best treatment options for you.
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