Treatment for straightening crooked and misaligned teeth on Anglesey
Whilst, in an ideal world, we would all have straight and even teeth, the fact is that they can sometimes become crooked and uneven over time.
Not only can this affect our appearance, and perhaps our confidence too, but can also have an effect on the health of our teeth by causing an incorrect bite which may cause wear to other teeth as well as making brushing and flossing more difficult.
When we are not able to brush and floss our teeth efficiently, dental damage is likely to occur through the accumulation of the bacteria that causes decay and gum disease.
Whilst previously, misaligned teeth were rectified using unsightly metallic dental braces which also had to be worn for a long period of time; at Valley Dental in Anglesey we are able to offer modern orthodontic treatments which will straighten your teeth both discreetly and quickly.
At Valley Dental, our preferred method of teeth straightening is to use Cfast clear braces. These can be used both on the inside of the teeth (lingual) or the front of the teeth (labial). The method used will be determined during your consultation with our tooth straightening dentist.
These modern discreet braces work by exerting pressure on the upper and lower front six teeth which are visible when we smile. The pressure used by the Cfast system is actually less than many similar systems, so making them more comfortable to wear. Cfast adult and teen braces are also designed using clear brackets and fine nickel-titanium wiring, in order to make them almost invisible. So they are quite discreet to wear too! Ideal for teenagers and adults!
Because Cfast clear braces focus only on the visible front teeth and not those at the rear, they act very quickly when compared to other systems. The actual time taken will depend on each individual case, but in general, between four and six months is all that should be needed to straighten your teeth using this popular method.
To find out if you are suitable for Cfast discreet braces, please make an appointment by calling Valley Dental on 01407 741 730.
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry associated with the straightening and repositioning of teeth.
Orthopaedic orthodontics takes a more comprehensive view of 'crooked teeth' by understanding the causes of the problem in the first instance. Usually this is due to the under-development and position of the jaws that hold the teeth. This in turn has implications on the jaw joints (TMJ) and how they influence the bones of the skull.
The aim of orthopaedic orthodontic treatment is to correct these issues as well as correcting 'crooked teeth'. This treatment can be started in children at an earlier age than conventional orthodontics to make later treatment easier. However, the same principles can be applied to older children and adults.
American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics