Have you been regretting not getting your teeth straightened when you were young? Or are you regretting not having worn your retainer as much as you should and now your teeth are out of line again? If so, don’t worry, even as an adult you can get your teeth straightened.
And here at Ace Dental, we have a wide range of braces in Camden, so there is bound to be one to suit you, your lifestyle and your budget.
Teeth straightening at any age
If you thought that after the age of 18 or so, you could no longer get your teeth straightened, then you will be delighted to know this is not the case. While it is true that the jawbone sets hard around that time, teeth can be moved at any age. All they need is some sustained pressure. After 72 hours, the jawbone responds to relieve the pressure. It dissolves the bone around the tooth that is being pushed or pulled and then builds it up again behind the direction of pressure. Thus, the socket gradually moves and the tooth never becomes loose.
This process can be done at any age, but as you age it takes longer to achieve. People who have had missing teeth for some time often find that their teeth have wandered a bit and so need to wear braces in Camden to realign them before having restorations fitted, be they dentures, bridges or dental implants.
Which braces are right for you?
Whatever your reasons for needing braces in Camden, at Ace Dental we have quite a range to choose from. You might need braces that are fixed to your teeth so that you don’t have to think about them once they are on. Or you might prefer braces that are removable. Removable braces make eating much easier but you need discipline to remember to put them back in so that the pressure is sustained and you don’t find yourself continually having to restart those all-important initial 72 hours before movement starts.
You might be happy with metal braces, or you might prefer something more discreet. There is a spectrum of discretion that runs from metal, to tooth-coloured, to invisible and completely hidden.Back to Blog