If you have been thinking that 2017 is the year to get your teeth straightened then at One Smile Oral Care in West Malling, we are sure we have the right braces system for you.
Braces in West Malling improve wellbeing as well as looks
Braces are not just used to make your smile more attractive. Originally, they were designed to improve an incorrect bite because when the teeth don’t close together properly the patient can experience tooth damage, strained jaw muscles, joint problems, and all of these can lead to headaches.
Not sure what braces are exactly?
Braces are the various different appliances that people wear for a few weeks to a couple of years in order to guide misaligned teeth into a straighter position. The systems of braces we use vary so that we can suit each patient’s needs. Braces in West Malling are available for adults as well as children.
Our menu of braces
If we find that fixed braces are the best for you, these will be temporarily glued to the teeth, and you will not be able to remove them. Fixed braces use brackets strung together with a flexible wire, and the interaction between the two moves the teeth. These days fixed braces are no longer made of metal except for heavy-duty bite correction. If yours is a mild misalignment, you are more likely to have smaller brackets made of clear or tooth-coloured ceramic.
If yours is a simpler case, you may be recommended to have removable braces. These use delicate wires and springs to move the teeth using gentle pressure. You can take these braces out to clean them. One brand we offer is called Six Month Smiles. These braces use tooth-coloured wires that lightly guide your teeth into their new position over a period of four to nine months.
When you have completed your braces treatment, depending on your case and the system used, you may need to wear a removable retainer every day and night to keep the teeth in their position. If you prefer, you can instead have a gold-plated retainer bonded to the back of your teeth.
How do I find out more about braces in West Malling?
At One Smile, we offer a free consultation for Six Month Smile treatments, and consultation appointments for other braces. We will help you choose the right braces option for you.