Orthodontic dentistry improves the appearance, position and function of crooked or abnormally arranged teeth.
Modern research has shown that crowded teeth, incorrect jaw development and other orthodontic problems are not often caused by big teeth in small jaws or hereditary factors. Mouth breathing, tongue thrusting, reverse swallowing and thumb sucking (known as incorrect myofunctional habits) are the more likely causes. Allergies, asthma and an open mouth posture also contribute to incorrect jaw development. Correction of these myofunctional habits can allow the teeth, jaws and face to reach full genetic potential, and the teeth to move into their correct position naturally. If the function and jaw shape are correct, there is usually plenty of room for the teeth.
At Enhance we believe children need regular developmental checks to make sure that any irregularities in the growth and development of their teeth and jaws are noticed early; this makes sure that myofunctional, orthopaedic or orthodontic treatment can be started at a stage where it’s most efficient and can produce a good, stable result. The key ages for development checks are 2 years, 5 years, 8-9 years, 12 years and 15 years.
It is never too late to consider straightening your teeth to improve the appearance and function. Modern advancements in orthodontic techniques have meant that there are many more options available, several of them almost invisible.
Orthodontic treatments can often be combined with other restorative treatments such as tooth whitening, minimal preparation veneers and composite sculpting to achieve a beautiful cosmetic and functional result. Now you can have the smile of your dreams without anyone knowing that you are being treated
At Enhance we offer many different orthodontic techniques, including, but not exclusively:
If you would like to know more please contact us on 01353 666895, or request a consultation by completing the form at the bottom of the page.
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