Crowded or crooked teeth are most commonly visible when teeth grow twisted, angled or overlap due to not enough room in the mouth. We recommend that this is fixed early as crowding of teeth mostly worsens with age if neglected.
Not only can crowded or crooked teeth lead to a lack of confidence with some people but it can cause several oral and health problems in the long run. This is because it can become hard to clean the teeth thoroughly and food particles can remain stuck in between the teeth. If ignored this may lead to decay and gum diseases.
How To Fix Crowded or Crooked Teeth?
There are multiple treatments available for teeth straightening and to fix crooked and misaligned teeth.
These are the most common type of orthodontic braces. Metal braces consist of small metal brackets which are fitted to the front of your teeth. These are a good option if you want a faster treatment time.
These are an attractive alternative to metal braces as they are much less noticeable. However, they are very similar to metal braces in that they are fixed to your teeth so are the best way to straighten teeth.
This is a fantastic alternative to metal and ceramic braces as lingual braces are still fixed to your teeth but on the back instead of the front, making them virtually invisible.
This is one of the most popular methods of straightening your teeth. Invisalign are clear plastic aligners that are designed to gradually move your teeth in 2 week increments, meaning that you will change your aligner every 2 weeks. It is extremely convenient, comfortable and easy to use because they are removable. However, as this is a removable orthodontic treatment it can take longer than a fixed appliance to straighten the teeth as it is down to the patient to keep them in for the recommended 22 hours.
Following orthodontic treatment we recommend that you wear a fixed retainer and also use a removable retainer at night. This ensures that when your crowded or crooked teeth are straight they remain in that position and don’t shift back to their original position.
If you want to fix crooked or misaligned teeth, get in touch with us at Oldham Orthodontics today. Our team of expert Orthodontics are dedicated to providing exceptional care and treatment so that you enjoy a healthy and perfect smile. Call to book your appointment now on 0161 622 0987.
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