Orthodontics in Lincoln
Are your teeth crooked, gapped, twisted or overlapping? Do your upper teeth extend out over your lower jaw or vice versa, affecting the way that they come together when you close your mouth? If the answer is yes to either of these questions, you may need orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment focuses on changing the position of your teeth and jaw to improve the way that they look and how they work. Orthodontics is a specialist area of dentistry and should only be undertaken by a dentist with the necessary skill and experience. Kordel House Dental Practice is a premier provider of Orthodontics in Lincoln.
Benefits of Orthodontic treatment
There are several benefits to choosing orthodontic treatment. Not only will your orthodontic treatment improve the way that your teeth and jaw look, but there are also some significant health benefits. Adjusting your bite will ensure that the biting pressure is well dispersed over all of your teeth, stopping excess pressure from being placed on a certain area. Meanwhile, bringing your teeth into better alignment will help to reduce some of the tiny crevices and gaps where plaque can accumulate and is hard to remove with just a toothbrush. This can lower your risk of developing decay and gum disease and preserve the health and appearance of your teeth and mouth for longer.
Types of orthodontic treatment available at Kordel House Dental Practice Lincoln
Many people that orthodontic treatment automatically refers to fixed braces, but this isn’t always the case. There are actually several different orthodontic options, giving patients greater choice and control over their treatment. Some of the orthodontic treatment options that you can choose from include:
1)Fixed Metal braces:
The most well-known type of orthodontic treatment. Fixed braces comprise of brackets attached to the teeth, with a wire running through them which is adjusted to bring teeth into alignment. Elastics are also used to adjust the position of the jaw. Braces are very obvious, and patients have to be very careful about what they eat when wearing them, avoiding foods that are hard, sticky and chewy. It can also be harder to brush your teeth while wearing them, putting you at greater risk of getting decay.
2)Clear fixed braces:
As the name suggests, these are just like conventional fixed braces, but instead of metal brackets, patients are given clear or ceramic brackets that are close to the colour of their natural teeth. This means that only the thin wire running through the brackets is visible, making your orthodontic solution much less noticeable. This can help to minimize the self-consciousness that is often associated with traditional fixed braces.
Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that offers patients a more discreet alternative orthodontic technique to fixed braces. Invisalign uses a series of custom-designed thin, transparent plastic aligners. These are placed over the teeth where they apply gentle and consistent force to push the teeth into their new and improved position. Invisalign aligners must be worn for at least 20 hours each day. However, since they are removable patients can enjoy eating whatever foods they desire. They can also brush their teeth without needing to negotiate brackets, wires and elastics.
While many people are referred to have orthodontics during childhood, not everyone actually follows through with the treatment at this time. Over the last few decades, adult orthodontics have been increasingly common and sought after as people seek to correct their dental misalignment and bite issues that they overlooked during their adolescence. If you would like to find out more about orthodontic treatment for adults in Lincoln, please speak to our dedicated orthodontics team at Kordel House Dental Practice in Horncastle, Lincolnshire.
If you are looking for orthodontics in Lincoln, Kordel House Dental Practice is here to help. Contact us today on 01507211833 to schedule a consultation with our experienced and knowledgeable Invisalign Orthodontic team.