How adults can benefit from an orthodontist, with subtle teeth-straightening solutions
If you think an orthodontist can only help children and teenagers, think again. At Richmond practice Sheen Dental, our specialist orthodontist, Dr FotisStavaras, offers a number of orthodontic treatments designed for adults. Many of these appliances are so subtle that nobody will realise you are having treatment unless you choose to tell them.
The benefits of teeth straightening treatment – at any age
At our Richmond dental practice, our orthodontist is keen to stress the benefits of teeth straightening treatment for patients of all ages. Of course, the most obvious and immediate benefit is that the aesthetic appearance of your smile is improved, which can have a large, positive impact on your self-esteem, and in turn in your relationships with others in both business and personal spheres.
But any orthodontist or dentist will also be quick to point out that there always additional dental health benefits to straightening your teeth. Crowded and badly aligned teeth are more difficult to clean, enabling plaque to build up in hard-to-reach areas. This can cause your gums to become swollen and sometimes painful, and can even lead to serious periodontal issues that can ultimately result in tooth loss.
With help from an orthodontist, these dental issues can be prevented, or stopped from getting any worse.
What your Richmond orthodontist can do
When you come into our Richmond dental clinic for a consultation with our orthodontist, he will undertake a detailed clinical examination to ensure the correct diagnosis, before talking you through the pros and cons of all the relevant treatment options, including what (if any) impact they may have on your day-to-day life.
At Sheen Dental in Richmond we use both braces, which are fixed in place, and aligners, which are removable at home, to treat adult orthodontic patients. Each has its benefits and your practitioner will work hard to make sure we find the perfect treatment to suit your needs.
The fixed appliances available from our Richmond practice include lingual braces – attached to the rear surfaces of your teeth – and tooth-coloured train-track braces. We also offer removable clear aligners, including the popular Invisalign.