Straightening teeth with braces is an ever growing popular treatment we are seeing more and more patients with. There are a number of reasons that can cause teeth to grow crooked and can occur over time in children and adults. There is no upper age limit to have your teeth straightened and we are also seeing a lot more adult patients who are looking at having braces.
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Teeth whitening is very much a cosmetic treatment that is geared towards improving the overall aesthetics of your smile. When you first meet people it can be quite hard to not notice their teeth, whether they look nice or not very nice. Teeth can easily draw your attention to them, as well as eyes can.
Its quite common for people to be self conscious of their teeth and they may even shy away from people due to their insecurities. One of the most common complaints we hear in surgery is a patient is not happy with the colour of their teeth. Teeth are not a naturally white colour and depending on your lifestyle (e.g. what you drink and eat, smoking etc), they may appear more discoloured than other peoples teeth. As we age it is a natural occurrence for teeth to discolour and the rate at this happens will vary from person to person.
Teeth straightening is a very popular treatment to have for children and adults as well. It is becoming more common place and popular for adults to undergo a form of orthodontic treatment. With modern advances in this field and the number of systems that have and are being developed for tooth correction, there really isn’t an upper age limit to get your teeth straightened.
There used to be a lot of embarrassment and prejudice placed on having braces when you are an adult. This can be in a social or professional light. In this day and age of thinking about how you look or others perceive you, it can be quite important to ensure every aspect of your life meets up to the standards you set yourself.
This is a common question when patients are considering orthodontic treatments. Traditionally braces have been known to elicit substantial pain during treatment. However with modern day options the pain of orthodontic treatment can be minimised.
One of the more traditional dental treatments available that have been used for many years, is orthodontics. Orthodontics refers to fixed and removable appliances and braces that are used to correct and straighten your teeth over a period of time.