There’s a misbelief that you can only get your teeth straightened when you are young and that by the time you reach adulthood it’s too late to get treatment with braces.
It is true that if you need to get your jawbone reshaped, as some children do, then it needs to be done before you are about 18 years old. This is because after that the jawbone has set hard and is no longer malleable.
Teeth, however, are a different story, as you will find out when you come to Smilemakers Dental Orthodontic and Implant Clinic. At this dentist in Southampton, we are treating more and more adults with various different brands of discreet braces.
When an adult comes to the dentist in Southampton seeking straightening treatment, one of their main concerns is how ridiculous they are going to look wearing braces, and for how long.
We are always pleased to tell them that there’s no need to look ridiculous as there are various devices that have been specifically designed to avoid this scenario. Some are discreet bracket and wire devices that blend in with the teeth. Others are clear aligners that are as good as invisible once they are in place. However, for some alignment issues, you will still need metal braces because they are so much more versatile and powerful than clear braces or aligners.
Fixed braces feature traditional brackets and wires that are cemented onto the front of the teeth. Modern braces don’t have to be made of metal though. Often the brackets, which are smaller, are made of clear ceramic. The wire is finer and coated with a material that is tooth coloured. We offer 3 different brands of fixed braces.
We have 2 different kinds of aligners. One features a single device. The other features a series of devices.
When you come in for a consultation with the dentist in Southampton, we will be able to take a good look at your teeth and make suggestions as to which devices are best for you, based on your issues, your budget and your lifestyle.
Why not book a consultation now and find out what your options are?