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Why are orthodontic treatments so important?

14th September 2022

Richmond Orthodontics

The benefits of receiving orthodontic treatments are so vast, that even those who don’t require life-altering adjustments can still benefit from seeing a Richmond orthodontist. But if you’ve never had any sort of orthodontic treatment before, or you’re on the fence about whether it’s a good route for you, we can help.

Here at Whitehouse Dental, we’ve been offering a variety of orthodontic treatments for several years, from traditional braces to more modern and advanced solutions. These treatments have helped us to correct a wide variety of common issues and give patients a huge boost to their confidence and self-esteem. But more than that, they have helped to vastly improve patients’ quality of life.

What can Richmond Orthodontics help with?

When people think of orthodontics, they usually think of braces designed to create a straighter-looking smile. But the truth is that orthodontists can treat a huge range of common dental issues that go far beyond just an uneven smile. Some of the most important problems that orthodontics can help with include:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite

Although braces can of course help with improving the overall aesthetic of your teeth, many of the issues such as those above can have a huge impact on your everyday life, too. From affecting how you eat to making speaking more difficult, orthodontics can work to correct these issues in a fairly short frame of time.

What exactly is orthodontics?

Whilst there is a wide range of treatments that you can opt for which will transform the way your teeth look, orthodontics is specifically dedicated to correcting teeth and jaws which are not properly positioned. These misalignments can vary and include all the aforementioned issues, but the side effects of such problems are pretty universal and can include:

  • Increased risk of tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Headaches
  • Achy jaw muscles
  • And more

Orthodontics works by shifting the position of the teeth and jaws slowly over a long period, and this can be done in a couple of ways depending on the orthodontic solution you’re opting for. Generally speaking, all orthodontic solutions use consistent pressure on the individual teeth to change their positioning, first at the crown and then at the root. But some options are faster and more discreet than others, so it depends on what you’re looking for.

What are the different types of orthodontic solutions?

Here at Whitehouse Dental, we offer a range of options to help address any alignment issues you have and to create a winning smile. Our options include:

  • Fixed braces Richmond – this is one of our more long-term solutions for misaligned teeth and uses a combination of metal brackets and thin metal wires held in place using elastics. This type of treatment can take up to two years, but it’s also a good solution for more complex dental issues.
  • The Inman aligner Richmond – this is a popular option with adults as it works faster than traditional braces, is removable and is more discreet too. Treatment times vary from patient to patient, but most can transform their smiles using an Inman aligner in as little as 6-12 weeks.
  • Invisalign Richmond – Invisalign is one of the most well-known orthodontic solutions available, offering a removable, discreet solution that can transform your smile in as little as 4 months.
  • Six Month Smiles Richmond – if you’re looking for a fast solution, Six Month Smiles could be another great option to consider. Using clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, this discreet solution offers fast results that look great.

Are you considering transforming your smile?

If you lack confidence when you smile, then seeing a dentist in Richmond who offers orthodontic solutions can be a great place to start. The team here at Whitehouse Dental are passionate about the way you feel about your smile, and our dedicated team are on hand to answer any and all of your questions.

To find out more about any of our treatment options, be sure to get in touch with our team on 020 8940 3444 or email us at [email protected] and someone will get back to you as soon as they can.

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