Many people may benefit from orthodontic treatment to improve the appearance of irregular teeth or discrepancies between the upper and lower jaws.
Occasionally extractions are required followed by fixed or removable appliances to move teeth into place.
This kind of treatment is lengthy and time consuming. It requires a great deal of commitment from the patient as once the appliance has been fitted oral hygiene is of paramount importance.
What will my dentist do?
Many dentists prefer to refer patients to specialists. Some dentists may do orthodontic treatment without referral. Your dentist will decide which is the best option for you.
The Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
Orthodontic treatment provides straighter teeth, reduces overcrowding and gives the patient confidence with a natural smile.
Because overcrowded teeth are sometimes more difficult to clean, orthodontic treatment may increase overall oral health.
Both adults and children can benefit from orthodontic treatment.
In the most extreme cases such as a large discrepancy between the upper and lower jaws orthodontic surgery to the jaws can be carried out by specialist surgeons to improve the appearance.