If your dentist mentions the word orthodontics or brace to you, you may feel your heart skip a beat. Especially if you are an adult.
One of the most efficacious of all dental treatments, orthodontic braces are used to straighten crooked teeth and can even help to realign misalignments in the upper and lower jaws, making them fit together properly. Of course, this is advantageous to rectifying many secondary issues such as tooth grinding, decay and gum disease, but let’s face it, metal braces are far from a fetching look.
In modern dentistry, there are many options for adults who want a straighter smile, but don’t want to resort to heavy, metal braces. Indeed, dentists and orthodontists are now able to reverse more complex cases using clear braces, meaning that you can straighten your teeth without impacting on your confidence.
At Clapham South Dental Centre, our team of cosmetic dentists has seen first hand what clear braces in Clapham can accomplish. From correcting gaps, to minimising protrusions, both clear and invisible braces are becoming more commonplace in adult orthodontics, meaning you don’t have to worry about hiding your smile during treatment. Brilliant!
But what are some of the other dental and general issues that invisible and clear braces in Clapham can reverse? Read on to find out!
Many people have crooked teeth and, while this is usually just a cosmetic issue, it can lead to underconfidence and may increase the risk of injury around the oral area.
Clear braces in Clapham can reverse every kind of crooked smile, allowing you to smile with confidence!
Commonly divided into three subcategories, bite issues typically involve under, over and crossbites. SImply put, these are common dental issues where the teeth on the upper and lower jaw do not align correctly, causing the teeth at the front of the mouth to sit further forward or back than is desirable.
Braces like Invisalign and the Damon System which we offer at Clapham South Dental Centre can reverse all of these issues, but it is worth noting that in some severe cases, we may recommend the use of an orthodontic brace first.
If you have an overbite, gaps in your teeth or other protrusions, it is likely that you may have a speech impediment.
As alignment of the teeth impacts on how your tongue moves, any misalignment will impact on speech and, once these misalignments are corrected, your speech impediment is likely to disappear.
A lack of alignment can cause issues with the chewing and grinding of food, leading to complications like acid reflux and heartburn. Once you have completed treatment with your invisible braces, your sore tummy will probably vanish too!
Headaches and migraines
Teeth that do not sit correctly are more prone to grinding, which can tighten muscles in the face and neck, leading to headaches and even migraines. If you suffer from these issues often, talk to our team about treatment with an invisible brace.