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You’re never too old for a beautiful smile

Many people think that once they hit adulthood, it’s too late to get their teeth straightened.

However, in Richmond, braces are being worn by more and more adults, who have discovered that there is no age limit to orthodontics.

It may feel like the teeth are fixed in the jawbone, but they can and do move around in it throughout a person’s life. This means that it is never too late to get crooked, crowded and misaligned teeth brought into line.


The benefits of wearing braces in Richmond pertain to both physical and mental wellbeing. On a physical level, the straighter and more aligned one’s teeth are, the easier it is to keep them clean, and thus avoid cavities and infections, which could lead to fillings and possibly even extraction. On a mental level, taking the time to invest in straightening out teeth that are in good condition but not the right place can do a lot for a person’s self-confidence. Firstly, there is a welcome absence of embarrassment, which means no more having to cover your mouth when you smile. Being able to smile without worrying about how you look means that most people who have had braces find themselves smiling more. Smiling increases the production of natural feel-good chemicals, such as serotonin, in the body, which leads to more smiling. The knock-on social benefits of being happier can include making more friends and having more success at work.

Braces at Richmond’s Sheen Dental are fitted to suit your needs and we offer several different braces systems, so each person can be sure of finding the one that best suits their needs.

The Damon Self-Ligating System uses tieless braces and high-technology arch wires that move teeth quickly and comfortably. The Clarity Advanced Ceramic Brackets blend with your own natural tooth colour so that your braces will not be the first thing anyone notices about you. Our Incognito Lingual Braces actually fit behind your teeth, instead of in front of them, making them invisible. And, Invisalign uses a series of plastic trays that fit over your teeth rather than brackets and wires.

Your dentist can advise you as to which Richmond braces system is best suited to your needs.


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