The role of orthodontics NavanTuesday, 20th July, 2021
Orthodontics is the field of dentistry that is involved in the treatment of aesthetic issues of the teeth, bite disorders and improving overall oral health by addressing these issues. There are many different factors that can affect the aesthetics of the teeth and also have detrimental effects on your oral health such as misaligned teeth, crooked teeth, wonky teeth, protruding teeth, overcrowded teeth and gaps in the teeth. These may not only be unattractive to look at but can also affect your oral health and lead to further complications in the future.
In previous generations adults who have not undergone orthodontic treatment as a child did not have many options for improving the aesthetics of their teeth. Conventional metal braces are the most effective type of orthodontic treatment and can be commonly seen in teenagers. It involves metal wires and brackets that are attached to the teeth and are manipulated to apply gentle pressure to move the teeth into better positions. This is the most widely used form of dental brace and orthodontic treatment, with good dental hygiene and regular visits to your orthodontics Navan, the results of conventional metal braces can be permanent. These braces are highly visible in the mouth and to make them look more attractive they can be brightly coloured according to personal preference. Unfortunately, despite the efficacy of conventional braces, their high visibility means that there is a reluctance amongst adults to consider this type of orthodontic treatment. Caused by this reluctance and due to the increasing demand in cosmetic dentistry, there has been much research and design in the field of orthodontics. Speak to your orthodontics Navan to find out about the different treatment options available for you.
Advances in orthodontics have resulted in orthodontic treatment becoming more discrete, comfortable and convenient. Inman aligners are an example of subtle discrete orthodontic treatment. This treatment method involves a thin metal wire, which is significantly less conspicuous than conventional metal braces which normally include brackets as well as wires. Inman aligners work by using titanium springs that gently oppose each other causing the wires to help gradually move the teeth into a better position. This is particularly good for treating issues such as protruding front teeth. Inman aligners produce relatively quick visible results and you may notice visual improvements in the aesthetics of your teeth from as little as 6 weeks. More complicated cases obviously require a greater length of treatment however, compared to conventional metal braces, Inman aligners have been found to produce faster results.
Six month smiles
Six Month Smiles are a popular choice of cosmetic orthodontic treatment. They are also very subtle and consist of tooth coloured dental brackets and wires which are significantly more discreet than traditional metal braces. As the name suggests they have a rapid treatment time of 6 months and help in the management of crooked or generally misaligned teeth. Speak to your orthodontics Navan today to find out more about the different types of orthodontics that are available for you and we will help you smile beautifully and confidently very soon.« Back