Considering teeth straightening treatment in York? There’s no doubt there’s lots you want to know. Thankfully, our experts are on-hand to help. Today, we’ll answer some common questions about orthodontic treatment, including what age to try braces. Read on to find out more.
Why have teeth straightened?
Everyone wants to look and feel their best. And having a straight, healthy, bright smile is something many of us pursue. With a straighter smile, you’ll feel more confident, can elevate your appearance and could even benefit your oral health. Many of our patients also want to address the alignment of their bite, especially if issues like an underbite or overbite are causing symptoms of tooth wear and pain.
When should you have orthodontic treatment?
It’s never too late for your smile, and it’s never too early to start, either – though in children, we’d generally recommend treatment for those aged 12-13, since they’ll have most (if not all) of their adult teeth by this stage. The best course of action, if you’re considering orthodontics, is to speak to an expert dentist, like our team in York.
Who isn’t suitable for braces?
It depends on the type of brace, but it’s fair to say that those who’ve had treatments such as dental implants or bridges may not be suited to treatment. Again, a consultation in York with our team can help work out whether braces are the right choice for you.
How long do braces take to work?
With treatments like Invisalign braces – clear, removable trays for your smile – you may see early results in a matter of weeks to months. Whichever treatment you choose, the average treatment time is 1-2 years, so you’ll need to be committed to get the best benefits. That means wearing your braces as recommended by your dentist, and ensuring you use retainers at the end of treatment.
What options are available for teeth straightening?
At our York Practice, we don’t just offer Invisalign, we also offer a wide range of teeth straightening options, including fixed metal braces and lingual (back of teeth) braces. There are plenty of different treatments, each with its pros and cons, to help you make the best choice for your smile.
What do I do now?
We’d recommend contacting our York team to book a personal consultation. This is a chance to get to know us, find out more about our treatments and our procedures, and feel more at home in the studio. We’ll be able to advise you on the best treatments for your smile and guide you every step of the way.