Crowded teeth can affect your speech, facial appearance, lip support and of course your smile. Crowded teeth can also have an impact on your dental health by making oral hygiene more difficult. By correcting the alignment of your teeth your dental hygiene approach and maintenance is made easier.
Depending on how severe the crowding is, we can help with;
Masking through restorations – for mildly misaligned teeth, the use of porcelain veneers, all-ceramic crowns and bonding can be used to reshape and re-align your teeth effectively.
Orthodontic treatment – is effective treatment used to improve appearance of crowded teeth or to correct bite problems.
No-one is too old for orthodontic treatment. In fact 25% of orthodontic patients are now adults, who undergo orthodontic treatment. Orthodontics have come a long way in the past 20 years and with the use of very light wires the discomfort is minimal. Also, many adult patients may consider the use of lingual braces, i.e. braces on the inside of their teeth, which can not be seen, or alternatively choose a revolutionary approach with no braces called Invisalign.
New techniques and materials have also seen an overall reduction in the required treatment times for orthodontic care. Depending on the severity of the condition most orthodontic treatment can be undertaken within 6 – 24 months regardless of age.