Wonky teeth can be a real nuisance. Not only do they look bad, they are difficult to clean and can make biting problematic. Dentists have been straightening the smiles of children and adults alike for a long time now using braces. In Camden, the team at Ace Dental offer a variety of ways to realign your teeth.
Avoiding damage and disease
The problems that badly-aligned teeth can give you are not just limited to anxiety about your smile. Bad breath, muscular strain on the jaw, gum disease, and the gradual erosion of tooth enamel are all complications that have been known to arise from crooked, crowded or gappy teeth. At our practice in Camden, braces come in a variety of styles that will help you improve your dental health and your smile.
It doesn’t have to be fixed
The length of your treatment will depend on the nature of the problem. There are 2 main types of braces to consider:
The first is the fixed brace. It is made of small brackets fixed to the teeth. These brackets can be plastic, ceramic, or metal. They are connected together by a wire, which guides the teeth into straighter positions over the course of your treatment.
The second is removable braces. These come in the form of a series of custom-moulded, clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth. They are replaced every two weeks and need to be worn for at least 22 hours a day. You can however remove them when you eat, drink, or brush your teeth.
Getting it right
After a full consultation with one of our dentists, which may include x-rays and impressions, your treatment will be tailored to your exact requirements. It could take anywhere from a couple of months to a year or two to complete your treatment. You will then be advised to wear a retainer for a while afterwards, to help your teeth get comfortable in their new positions.
Contact Ace Dental today and our team will be happy to get you on the road to straighter teeth with our range of braces in Camden.Back to Blog