Parents undoubtedly want the best for their children and this includes having a healthy, broad and beaming smile, straight teeth and correctly aligned jaws. With advances in modern technology, issues with a child’s bite can be detected earlier than ever.
This means that with early detection, we are able to provide early treatment which can prevent more serious issues from forming. We could also ensure that future, inevitable treatment will be less complicated and shorter in time.
Issues can now be detected as early as 5 years of age, with treatment programmes working best in children between the ages of 7 and 13, when their bones are still supple and respond well to manipulative treatment.
There are of course some cases that cannot be treated until after this time. It depends on you or your child’s personal situation as to whether facial growth needs to cease or not before beginning the treatment plan.
With that being said, there is no right time for braces in Kings Hill. Many adults come in to see us who either did not need such treatment in their youth, or it was not offered to them. Whenever the time is right for you to correct your bite to make eating and chewing easier and to perfect your smile for healthier teeth, then we are here to guide you, or your child, through the journey.
There are many different styles of braces in Kings Hill that may be offered as an option. We will generally give you our recommendation, but will always provide you with alternative methods should there be any available.
We will discuss advantages and potential risks concerning every device, as well as the expected treatment timeframes, costs and any additional requirements. This allows you to make an informed decision on what you believe to be the correct choice for you or your family.
What types are there available?
Metal varieties are common for children and teenagers, these provide our dentists with the means of accurately manipulating the teeth into their proper positions, using brackets that are attached to the teeth and wires that connect every bracket.
The brackets themselves have become much smaller in recent years, so are therefore less intrusive and uncomfortable to wear.
Ceramic styles have also become available for those of you who are looking for a more discreet way to professionally straighten your teeth. They are very hard to see unless someone is very close to you. They are more costly, but do provide that peace of mind for adult professionals who do not want their treatment journey to negatively impact upon their careers.
It can take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years or more for the treatment to complete and is entirely dependant on the original orientation of your teeth and jaw. We work hard to provide you with the fastest and most comfortable solutions available without compromising on quality.
It is important to take the process gradually in order to not damage your teeth permanently. We are very experienced in this and look forward to finding you those results that you seek when getting braces in Kings Hill.