Ace Dental

23 September 2016

Straighter teeth means cleaner teeth

Many people feel that their teeth are crooked or have teeth which we feel could be straighter.But did you know that having your teeth moved into a better position with braces in Camden not only improves their appearance and the way the teeth bite together, but also makes your teeth’s oral hygiene easier to maintain?

Can adults have braces?

At Ace Dental in Camden, braces are fitted to improve an incorrect bite so that you can avoid tooth damage, strain on the jaw muscles, joint problems and sometimes even headaches. It is common to see children wearing braces in Camden, but adults here too are opting for braces.

A fixed brace is temporarily stuck to the teeth and you cannot take it out yourself. It has brackets and bands,and a flexible wire joins all the brackets, so that the teeth can be moved. Fixed braces can be made of a variety of materials.

Removable braces are used for simple treatments. A removable brace uses delicate wires and springs to move the teeth using gentle pressure. You can take it out and clean it.

‘Invisible braces’ or aligners are custom-made, slightly different, clear plastic moulds that fit over the teeth. A series of moulds is worn, each one for two weeks, before being replaced with the next one. They can be easily removed for eating, drinking and cleaning.

How long does will it take?

After an initial consultation, and a full examination which involves looking at your teeth, taking x-rays and making plaster models of your teeth, treatment can begin.

Treatment can take from between a few months to two-and-a-half years or more. Most people can be treated in one to two years, depending on the severity of the problem. When the teeth are in the desired location, they need to be held in place with an appliance called a retainer, while the surrounding gum and bone settles. The retainers can be removable or fixed, depending on the original problem.

At Ace Dental in Camden, we do our utmost to ensure that your treatment with us is as pleasant as is possible from start to finish.

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