How an orthodontist can secretly straighten your teeth
Updated: Apr 26, 2019
An orthodontist is a dental professional who has undergone additional training to specialise in treatments improving the alignment of teeth, and the bite – the way the jaws meet together. At Sheen Dental in Richmond, our orthodontic work is carried out by Dr Fotis Stavaras, who welcomes patients of all ages – children, teenagers, and adults – for orthodontic consultations.
At our Richmond dental practice, our orthodontist is keen to point out that there is no age limit for orthodontic treatment. Whilst it is largely considered as standard for children and teenagers these days, many adults are also seeking out solutions to their orthodontic problems. If issues with the alignment of your teeth or your bite are bothering you, we invite you to join us at our Richmond clinic for a consultation with an orthodontist. Read on to discover how he could help you. . .
Whether you missed out on the services of an orthodontist as a child, or you had treatment only to find your teeth have moved back to their original position (known as adult relapse, and common in those patients who neglected to keep up with the retention phase of treatment or failed to wear their retainer at all) we can help.
One of the main barriers faced by adult patients who would like treatment from an orthodontist is the thought that they will have to wear obvious metal train-track braces, possibly for months on end. These appliances remain popular with children and teenagers, but can be incompatible with a busy adult lifestyle.
Fortunately, there has been a great deal of investment and research in discreet adult orthodontics over the past three decades. An orthodontist now has a number of subtler ways in which to straighten your teeth, using either fixed appliances – braces – or removable ones – aligners.
When you come into our Richmond dental practice, our orthodontist will examine you and will then talk you through all the relevant treatment options.
It should be remembered that as well as improving your appearance and self-confidence, orthodontic treatment can also boost your dental health.