Protecting Natural Teeth with Braces

Female patient getting ready for her dental treatment

Having straighter teeth that meet in the middle when a person bites down is important for many reasons. Looking after oral hygiene is made easier when teeth are straighter and people´s teeth are at less risk of damage when they meet properly in the middle.

In West Malling, braces are recommended in dental practices like One Smile Oral Care. Braces are usually associated with children’s teeth, but not just children need braces. In West Malling, more and more adults are choosing to have braces for both cosmetic and dental health reasons.

Why are more people are choosing braces in West Malling?

In the past, having braces has been conspicuous and in many cases, not a very enjoyable experience. But, braces have come a long way since they started being used to correct people´s teeth.

With modern materials, patients can have transparent or tooth-coloured braces, making them much less obvious. Also, braces can be made from smoother materials, making them more comfortable than in the past.

When a patient has braces, they will need to return to the practice regularly to have the braces adjusted so that they keep on working for the duration of the patient´s journey.

A treatment that has been growing in popularity is Invisalign treatment. This treatment is ideal for adults whose teeth need less adjustment. Invisalign treatment involves the patient using a series of plastic aligners. Each aligner has a slightly different shape, gradually moving the patient’s teeth into more desirable positions.

A big advantage of this treatment is that the aligners are removable, making meal time much less of a hassle. The aligners are also made from a transparent plastic material, making them virtually invisible when in use.

A better time than ever to seek treatment

With these treatments more widely available than ever, there has never been a better time for patients to seek treatment to improve the straightness of their teeth and the aesthetics of their smile.

Having straighter teeth comes with many advantages when cleaning teeth, it also reduces the risk of damage to the teeth and helps keep them looking their best.