Orthodontics is the practice of preventing and correcting irregularities of the teeth and jaws by using braces. An orthodontist is a specialist in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities.
Orthodontic treatments might be solution for several problems. Orthodontic treatment will straighten the crowded or crooked teeth or move them into a better position. This can improve their appearance and the way the teeth bite together, while also making them easier to clean what improve oral hygiene and general health to the teeth. Orthodontic treatment may be able to correct the problem when the teeth don’t meet correctly, what can put strain on the muscles of the jaw, causing jaw and joint problems and sometimes headaches. Orthodontic treatment can help you to bite more evenly and reduce the strain. Orthodontic treatments are various and depend on the complexity of your teeth situation. The most important thing is to have a full examination. This will usually involve looking at your teeth, taking dental x-rays and making models of your teeth. The orthodontist will then discuss with you all available options and prepare treatment plan for you.
There are few types of braces your dentist can recommend for you. There are metal traditional braces or ceramic braces. There is also a type of clear aligner that you can use instead of traditional braces.
Magical see-through braces are clear, comfortable and removable. They are custom made for you from a range of transparent plastic. No uncomfortable wires mean more comfortable treatment – you can eat your food comfortably and speak better as wires don’t get in your way. And if you have an important presentation you need to make, you always have the option of removing your braces and putting them back in afterwards. Clear aligners are also recommended for ongoing use after you complete your orthodontic treatment. These appliances help to maintain the results you want until your teeth have settled down and finished moving.
ORTHODONTICS (Prices depending on severity)
- Fixed Metal£2,500-£4,000
- Invisible Clear Aligners£3000-£4500
- Upper removable braces£500-£800
- Functional brace£1,000-£1200
- Removable retainer£150
- Fixed retainer£300/arch