13 March 2019
Orthodontics: Your Questions Answered
What is Orthodontics?
The function of orthodontics is to correct teeth and jaws that are improperly positioned. Crooked teeth or teeth that do not fit together correctly can lead to decay and increased pressure on the jaw. By opting for orthodontic treatment, your teeth are far more likely to last a lifetime and make for a much healthier mouth.
What Treatment Best Suits My Needs?
As each person is different, there's really no way of knowing what treatment suits your specific needs until you call into us for a quick consultation. Better yet, all our orthodontic consultations are free, so whether you're interested in Invisalign, Six Month Braces or conventional braces, we can find the treatment for you!
Can Anyone Get Braces?
On average, the ideal time to opt for orthodontic treatment is above the age of 11 or whenever you're permanent teeth have fully grown. The reason why our teenage years are perfect for treatment, is because our bodies are still undergoing a rapid growth spurt, making treatment time much shorter.
However, that's not to say you can't get braces as an adult. In fact more and more people are now opting for orthodontic treatment from the ages of 25 to 60! Some people who had braces as a child or a teenager need them for a second time when they get older. Why? Some people neglect to wear their retainer as much as they should. And other people have mouths that change naturally.
Dr Myers made the whole treatment so easy and seamless! There were no problems and I'm just delighted with the results!
Rebecca Fleetwood, Blackrock
Six Month Braces
What Are The Benefits of Orthodontics?
- Good appearance, great smile and improved self esteem
- Straight teeth are easier to clean reducing the risk of decay and gum disease
- Reduced risk of accidental injury to protruding teeth
- Re-arranging teeth to improve the bite
- Elimination of stress on jaw joints and abnormal tooth wear
- Preparation of teeth for future restorative care.