Straightening Teeth: Braces, Inman Aligner, Veneers or Recontouring?
Crooked teeth commonly cause of lack of self-confidence, people often cover their mouth just to smile. Crooked teeth and irregular teeth often cause people to cover their mouth and hide their smile. There are many different methods to straighten teeth and the one most appropriate to you will depend on your teeth, your wishes about how inconspicuous you would like your treatment to be, and how quickly you want to get results. To find out your options call us now to book with one of our dentists.
Composite Build-Ups and Tooth Recontouring
As well as straightening crooked teeth, we also offer a combination treatment of contouring and composite build-ups to enhance the shape of your smile and give you the self-confidence that you deserve. We can even offer a pink gum-coloured composite material to adjust or straighten your gum line and enhance your beautiful natural smile.
Ask our cosmetic dentists to demonstrate how tooth contouring and composite build-ups could benefit you.
The Inman Aligner is a revolutionary appliance that can straighten your front teeth in just a few weeks.
Veneers and Crowns
As an alternative to braces some smiles can be improved cosmetically in just a few weeks using veneers and crowns, for more details see the section on veneers and crowns or even better ask your dentist to summarise your options.
At Ock Street Clinic in Abingdon we offer a full range of orthodontic treatments with Dr. Juliette Armand, our resident dentist with Practice Limited to Orthodontics. Orthodontic treatment is most commonly carried out on children and adolescents, but is becoming increasingly popular with adults. Care for children is considered essential for growth and development, and also prevention of tooth decay and gum disease. With adults, orthodontic treatment is more often used as a remedy for an existing problem.
Interceptive orthodontic treatments are often prescribed for children, in order to lessen existing problems while ensuring future treatments are quicker and more effective. In tackling a 'bite' or 'crowding' issue early it can eliminate the likelihood of extensive problems occurring later. Examples of interceptive treatments are functional appliances and the removal of a tooth to prevent crowding.
If you are based in Oxford, Thames Valley, Abingdon or surrounding areas, why not give us a call to arrange an appointment.
Orthodontics Can Treat These Conditions:
Here are some common problems that can be fixed with specialist orthodontic treatment from Ock Street...
- Crowding (too many teeth)
- Irregular spacing
- Diastema (gaps between teeth)
- Tooth misalignment
- Worn teeth (bruxism)
- Cross bites
- Protruding teeth
- Underdeveloped jaws
Crowding is the most common orthodontic problem. It is usually caused by teeth being too large for the area of jaw, and needs to be rectified as early as possible to avoid structural damage to the jaw and mouth, and to avert the risk of longer-term issues. Braces are the tool to fix these problems.
Worn away teeth are often caused by the individual chewing in their sleep. Bruxism, as it is often known, results in the teeth becoming shorter and less functional, as well as leading to other symptoms such as a painful jaw. Orthodontic treatment can be used to realign teeth that have been ‘moved’ through grinding, and further repair work such as dental implants and crowns can also be undertaken.
Protrusive teeth, overbites and cross bites can all be corrected with orthodontic treatment. This straightening of the teeth is usually achieved using a fixed appliance (a 'brace' or 'train tracks'). With private treatments ceramic, ‘tooth coloured’ braces are available alongside the traditional metal tracks. They work by gradually and carefully moving the teeth into their new position, using brackets that are attached to the teeth and held in place with wire and elastic. As the wires adjust so does the pressure applied to the teeth, resulting in the necessary movements.