Ace Dental

15 June 2018

The straight talk on braces in Camden

Many people look to receive braces in Camden when they are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth. However, they are also a great solution for crooked teeth, overbites or underbites and incorrect jawbone positions. Here at Ace Dental, we offer different straightening solutions to suit your needs.

Types of treatment

We have embraced the fast and exciting advances made in the world of braces. In your initial consultation, our dentist will check out your teeth and gums, take bite tests, and discuss what you’d like, to suggest the best option for you. Our up to date technology allows us to offer the following treatments:

  • Quick Straight Teeth: QST is a bracket system that works if you’re looking to fix the front 6-8 teeth. It is a very subtle way to receive treatment which takes up to six months;
  • Lingual braces: this option takes longer. It is suited for more serious misalignments, not just the front teeth. It usually takes around 24 months. You don’t have to worry about having a visible metal mouth for two years though as the brackets are hidden behind the teeth;
  • Tooth-coloured braces: similarly, tooth coloured braces allow people to receive treatment without bringing attention to the fact that they’re sorting their teeth out.

Who can get braces?

People of all ages can reap the benefits of braces in Camden. However, the ideal time to start teeth straightening treatment is around 10 years old, as the mouth is still growing and therefore the teeth are more susceptible to being shaped and straightened.

That is not to rule out braces as an option for adults. It can be useful for those who want to improve the appearance of their teeth. Thanks to the alternatives to traditional braces, it means patients don’t have to feel self-conscious about choosing to acquire braces to treat their teeth as an adult.

It’s also important to have healthy gums and teeth, as they need to be reasonably strong to suit braces. Our braces dentist will determine whether or not you are suitable for treatment. If you generally maintain good oral hygiene, our braces dentist should be able to give you the green light.

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