Category: Braces

Using braces to correct uneven teeth

Many people suffer with problems relating to uneven teeth or misaligned bite, but don’t realise that even as an adult it’s not too late to correct your teeth with braces in Kings Hill.

There are many types of braces available, including some that are very discreet. From teens to adults and from mild problems to more complex issues, at One Smile Oral Care we can find the ideal braces solution for you.

Braces in Kings HillOptions in braces

When most people think of braces in Kings Hill, they think of the traditional wire and bracket style. This type is still in use, especially when treating younger patients, as they are more robust. However, they are much smaller than they used to be and you might be surprised by how they look now.

Adults often prefer to go for clear or tooth-coloured ceramic braces in Kings Hill, which are more subtle and harder to see. Clear aligners are another option that are often considered by professionals, as they are even more discreet and barely noticeable at all. There is also the option of lingual braces, where the brackets are fixed to the back of the teeth and are therefore virtually invisible from the front.

What can braces do?

A number of problems can be worked on with a set of braces, including:

  • uneven teeth, whether one or many teeth are twisted or have grown unevenly
  • misaligned bite, where the teeth don’t meet properly when biting down
  • uneven gaps between the teeth
  • overcrowded teeth.

Everyone’s teeth are different, but we all want to make a good first impression with a nice smile, and having straight teeth is an important aspect of that in today’s society.

Benefits of straightening your teeth

Although there are obvious cosmetic reasons for wanting straighter teeth, it’s not just about looks. There are also oral health benefits to correcting orthodontic problems with braces in Kings Hill. It will be easier to eat and chew once a misaligned bite is corrected. Straight teeth are easier to keep healthy as there are fewer nooks and crannies for plaque to build up. It’s amazing what a difference corrected teeth can make to self-confidence. People smile more without feeling self-conscious, and therefore feel happier.

Thinking about straighter teeth? Go invisible

Having straight teeth means you’ll be able to flash a beautifully straight smile for years to come. It will also mean you’ll have a mouth that’s easier to clean. Straight teeth are easier to brush and floss so straightening your teeth with braces in Kings Hill is a good investment for your long-term oral health.

Braces in Kings HillWhich braces to choose?

Here at One Smile Oral Care, our team has years of experience in fitting patients with braces. We have a range of braces to cover all lifestyles and tooth-straightening needs. One of our most popular braces is Invisalign, a clear and discreet brace system. If you’re looking to get your teeth straightened, we can help you decide which brace will suit your needs by assessing your oral health and alignment requirements.

Invisalign braces

Lots of our patients choose Invisalign aligners to straighten their teeth. These modern braces are almost invisible, only people who look up close will be able to see them in your mouth. This innovative brace system uses a number of sets of custom-made see-through plastic aligners. Each set fits over your top and bottom teeth. You’ll wear each set for around 7-10 days, moving from one set to another in succession. At the end of your treatment with Invisalign braces in Kings Hill, you’ll have straight teeth. During your treatment you’ll need to wear your Invisalign aligners for around 22 hours per day. You’ll need to take your aligners out for eating and cleaning your teeth, so you’ll be wearing your aligners for the rest of the day and night to make up your 22 hours. As with any brace system, you will need to be patient during your treatment. The results are by no means instant. The average treatment time with Invisalign braces is one year. Depending on your alignment requirements, the treatment may take a longer or shorter time.

Want to find out if Invisalign will work for you?

If you have teeth that stick out too much, are not symmetrical, are twisted, or gappy, give us a call to book a consultation appointment in Kings Hill. Braces will make your smile look better so why not start now?

Braces in Kings Hill for children and teens

Every parent wants their child to grow up healthy and happy. We all wish the best for our young ones and if possible, want them to avoid painful and uncomfortable experiences. However, sometimes, children have to go through challenging times to grow and develop. One way in which this is very obviously true is if they need braces in Kings Hill.

Wearing a mouth full of metal for up to two years is no kid’s idea of fun. Add adolescent angst and extreme self-consciousness to the mix and it’s not a happy time in their life.

Braces in Kings HillBut thanks to developments in dental techniques and understanding, straightening a youngster’s teeth is nowhere near the ordeal that it used to be. With the advent of early screening and better materials, braces in Kings Hill aren’t so bad these days after all.

Get them young

At One Smile Oral Care, our teeth straightening dentist, Dr Yasmin George, recommends you bring your kids in for an assessment at five years old. It is now possible to detect whether adult teeth are going to descend correctly, before they have arrived. This way, Dr George can guide the adult teeth into position as they come through and avoid complex treatments further down the line. This means that your child could get their teeth straightening work done and dusted by age 13, before the raging hormones of the teenage years take over and they are permanently embarrassed.

Modern braces in Kings Hill

Braces are no longer the metal horrors of the 80s and 90s. Even for children, who generally need more in-depth work than adults, braces can be clear, lightweight and even hidden.

Some cases are suitable for Invisalign clear aligners, which pop on over the teeth like a thin mouth guard. Once in place, they can’t be seen, unless someone is really up close. Even traditional bracket and wire braces can now be made from lightweight, tooth-coloured materials, to blend into the teeth. And if your child wants to make a statement with their braces, they could opt for multi-coloured elastics.

For total discretion, lingual braces fit to the underside of the teeth and so are hidden from view.

When is a good time for braces in Kings Hill?

If you have children, you are going to want them to have teeth that look good, work well and last a lifetime. Every parent does. So, no doubt one thing you are wondering about is whether or not your child is going to need braces and if so when. Braces are available for severe bite and tooth alignment problems on the NHS, but there is only so much money for this and there are long waiting lists. What if your child has to wait for ages? Maybe even so long that it’s too late to solve some problems? How can you make sure that you know in good time what’s likely to happen regarding your child’s teeth and what is going to be the best way to give them a good, strong, well aligned set of teeth on well matched jaws?

Braces in Kings HillEarly diagnostics for braces in Kings Hill

Here at One Smile Oral Care, we are great believers in giving children braces as soon as possible. With recent advances in diagnostics, as well as braces, we can now predict what is going to happen to your child’s teeth instead of waiting for them to come through to see what the problems are.

Dr Yasmin George, our braces dentist, can diagnose problems from as early as the age of 5. Certainly, they need a braces check before they are 7. This means that we can treat your child’s teeth as they come through rather than waiting for them to arrive and settle in, and then moving them. This means that treatment could start from the age of around 9 or earlier, and be all done by the age of 13, just when your child hits adolescence and that awful self-consciousness sets in. They could be a teenager and not have to wear embarrassing braces in Kings Hill. How great would that be?

Free consultation

If you are unsure about what your child needs, you can bring them in for a free consultation with Dr Yasmin George. Dr George can also advise on any habits, such as thumb or finger sucking, that are causing your child’s teeth to come through at the wrong angle.

What do you need to get straight?

Most people have a list in their head of things they are intending to get around to at some point. The longer the list, the more subconscious pressure we can feel. Life feels like it revolves around achievement sometimes. One of the ways to lighten the load is to really have a think about what you want and either scratch something off the list or act to get it done. If one of the things on your list is paying attention to your teeth, One Smile Oral Care want to make it easy for you to act to cross this off your list.

Braces Kings HillOne of the things that can affect our desire to face an item on our list is the amount of effort or investment of time or money that we associate with it. If it’s a lot, it can tend to slip further down the list every time we think about it. If, for example, you want to realign your smile, you probably know that this requires some sort of equipment and a long-term dental process.

When you think about braces in Kings Hill, what negative associations do you have that might be preventing you from acting? Knowing the answer to this question and talking to One Smile Oral Care about them can get you on the path to a better-looking smile.

What’s standing in your way?

We all want our lives to be as easy as possible. While you know that achieving things that have value in your life often comes with challenges that you gain satisfaction from overcoming, you don’t want to give yourself unnecessary issues.

For example, if you think that braces in Kings Hill are going to negatively impact your appearance in a way that has a knock-on effect on your social life or career, you may find this reason enough to learn to live with crooked teeth. However, during a quick consultation with One Smile Oral Care about braces in Kings Hill, you may discover that you can choose to work with teeth-straightening equipment, like Invisalign® clear aligners, that does not unduly affect the way that you look. We hope we can address all your concerns easily, so you can go ahead with your treatment.

How can we help?

When we ask this question at One Smile Oral Care, it covers a range of potential dental issues. Do you have an oral health problem that you would like to address? Do you need help understanding how to care for your teeth and encourage your family to do the same? Or would you like to change the appearance of your smile for the better using a method like braces in Kings Hill? There are lots of different ways that we can help when you decide to visit us.

Braces Kings HillIs teeth straightening what you need?

At One Smile Oral Care, we offer braces in Kings Hill to patients of all ages who have a problem with the misalignment of their teeth.

For children and adolescents, this is more likely to be for a clinical issue that needs addressing. Teeth rarely grow through perfectly and, when they need a bit of assistance to fall into line, we are here to help with braces in Kings Hill.

Adults can also now address longstanding issue with the alignment of their teeth. In order to do this, you might not necessarily need to compromise the aesthetics of your smile during treatment. We offer invisible orthodontic options that are designed to do an excellent job of straightening your teeth while being sympathetic towards its appearance.

Braces in Kings Hill can be used to address one or more of these issues:

  • Crooked teeth – this is a catch-all term for any teeth that do not line up, are twisted or create awkward contours within the smile;
  • Gaps – sometimes the issue isn’t caused by overcrowding but by there being too much space in the smile. People can become quite self-conscious about gaps, but a teeth-straightening treatment can nudge the surrounding teeth along until the issue is solved;
  • Misaligned bite – in an ideal world, the top set should meet the bottom set perfectly. For some people, this simply does not happen. Either their bottom jaw sits forward of their top or vice-versa. It’s also possible to have the jaw drift off to one side or another through repetitive poor biting habits.

Adult braces are more likely to deal with cosmetic refinements, but a treatment can also have knock-on beneficial health effects.

Convenient ways to straighten your teeth

Having straighter teeth means having a more pleasant smile and a mouth that’s easier to keep clean. In Leybourne, braces are available in a variety of styles, and use low-visibility materials to stay discreet. At One Smile Oral Care, we have years of experience in providing contemporary realignment treatments for people of all ages seeking braces in Leybourne. Whether your front teeth stick out too much, your smile is wonky, or your bite is misaligned, we can transform your dental positioning with our knowledge and technology.

Braces in LeybourneThe process of having braces in Leybourne

Poorly aligned teeth can become a persistent cosmetic nuisance. Even relatively slight imperfections can have a significant impact over time. You’ll benefit from having braces in Leybourne if you usually feel the need to hide your mouth when laughing, or try not to smile in photos.

When you come to us for a discussion about braces, we’ll assess your oral health and get to know how you’d like to improve the appearance of your teeth. We can then recommend the most appropriate ways to achieve the transformation you desire.

Teeth straightening options

Many people find Invisalign to be an effective treatment for mild-to-moderate misalignment. This innovative solution uses a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners. They fit comfortably over your teeth, and you’ll wear a set of them for around 7-10 days before moving on to the next set in the series. Because each set of aligners has a subtly different shape, your teeth will gradually move into better positions.

There are no wires or brackets attached to the teeth with Invisalign, so you can take the aligners out of your mouth at mealtimes or when cleaning your teeth.

Other methods

For people who need traditional braces in Leybourne but want to avoid attracting unwanted attention to their treatment, we use appliances made of transparent and tooth-coloured materials. Only the closest observers will be able to tell you’re wearing braces while this process is ongoing.

It does take some patience to achieve the required results, but once the braces come off, you’ll enjoy the resulting benefits for many years.

Is it worth having braces in Leybourne?

If you have mildly misaligned teeth, you may be wondering whether it is worth getting braces in Leybourne to straighten them up. And you may even be wondering whether you are just being vain and whether it’s worth the expense and the hassle to get something done that is just going to make you look better rather than benefit your health in some way.

If that’s the case, then you will be delighted to hear that braces in Leybourne have a positive effect on your oral health and also your mental wellbeing.

Braces in LeybourneOral health

Straighter teeth are much easier to keep clean, as there are fewer places that plaque, that sticky film of bacteria, can hide away, and produce the acids that lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

Mental wellbeing

Having a great smile can have a marked effect on your self-confidence. And when you have a great smile, you are far more likely to use it. You will become known as a happy person, and you will find that people warm to you when you greet them for the first time with an open, friendly grin. Thus, a great smile can also lead to a better social network. On the inside, smiling helps release serotonin, the neuropeptide that creates a feeling of happiness, helping cheer you up and guard against depression.

Braces for all ages

Being able to have your teeth realigned is traditionally associated with youngsters, but the truth is that the teeth can be moved in the jawbone no matter how old you are. Adults can benefit from having braces in Leybourne just as much as children can. In fact, there are brands of braces that were designed with adults in mind. They are often smaller in size, and some are designed to be almost invisible, others are completely hidden from view.

Correcting mild to moderate misalignments need not take all that long. Depending on the issues, it could be done in as little as six weeks, six months or a year or so. The best way to find out how long yours would take is to come in for a consultation with our braces dentist at One Smile Oral Care.

Braces in Leybourne for kids

As a parent, you want your child to be as healthy and strong as possible so that they can get through adulthood with as few health issues as possible. There are a few basics that can help, and one of those is having a good set of teeth set in good strong jaws. Unfortunately, very few of us are born with the perfect smile, and, while for some, this may mean one or two slightly wonky teeth, for others it means jaws that don’t meet together properly, and/or are too narrow to allow the teeth to line up side by side. Teeth come through crowded and some don’t descend properly.

Braces in LeybourneMisaligned teeth are hard to keep free from plaque, and jaws that don’t meet together properly can lead to a lifetime of pain and problems. However, most of the problems can be solved with the right braces in Leybourne for kids.

Here at One Smile Oral Care, we know how important it is for your kids to be seen as early as possible. Our resident braces dentist, Dr Yasmin George, can see your child from as young as five years old, and carry out a series of tests to diagnose how their teeth and jaws are going to develop.

This is much earlier than dentists saw children even only a few years ago, but those extra few years can make treating your child much easier, more comfortable and even faster. Whereas before, treatment with braces in Leybourne did not start until children were 11 or 12, now we can get going when they are nine, and have a mixture of adult and baby teeth. We can tell which teeth are going to grow through wonky and use braces to guide them into the correct position, instead of waiting for them to descend and then moving them.

It is also important to do any work on realigning or widening the jaw when children are still young. As they go through their teens the jaw bones start to set hard and after about age 18, it becomes impossible to change them.

Bring your child for a braces check-up with Dr George and put your mind at rest regarding their dental future.

Do I need to have straight teeth?

When you think of reasons for straightening teeth, you probably imagine the result to be a more attractive smile. However, straight teeth are also very important for the health of your mouth too. If teeth are not well aligned, various teeth straightening procedures using braces in West Malling can help.

The major reason straight teeth are important is because problems with your bite can cause pain and structural problems with the jaw. These conditions will almost always lead to pain in the mouth and can even lead to problems with eating and speaking.

Braces in West MallingWhen the bite is not correctly aligned, the teeth will wear down more quickly and will be under more stress than teeth that are part of a well-aligned smile. This stress will almost certainly lead to dental problems, such as chipped, worn or cracked teeth.

In addition, crooked teeth are more difficult to clean and therefore more prone to infection than straighter teeth. Bacteria, food particles and plaque can become lodged or develop in places that are hard to reach with a toothbrush or dental floss.

Straight teeth are essential for successful oral health. If you have wonky teeth or problems with your bite, Dr Yasmin George here at One Smile Oral Care can provide you with a remedy. She is a very experienced dentist with a special interest in providing braces in West Malling and has provided hundreds of brilliant teeth straightening results.

Can I achieve straight teeth inconspicuously?

An increasingly popular option for discreet teeth straightening is Invisalign. Invisalign braces in West Malling can be used for a variety of different dental issues such as: overlapping teeth, wide gaps in teeth, cross bite, overbite and bite irregularities. Invisalign are known as ‘invisible braces’. This is because they look less obvious compared to traditional fixed metal braces, which are sometimes viewed as unattractive.

Patients will replace their aligners every 7-10 days to gently reposition the teeth. Invisalign braces in West Malling are removable and can be taken out when eating, drinking and brushing your teeth. This is designed to make life a lot easier for patients, as they no longer must worry about food debris getting stuck in the braces or brushing around the wires.