Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that focuses on moving teeth to a better position for the overall functionality and appearance of the mouth. As well as enhancing the appearance of teeth, there are a number of other benefits to receiving orthodontic treatment. It can improve eating and speaking ability, as well as encouraging better oral hygiene as teeth become easier to clean in their straighter position.
Why have orthodontic treatment?
While classed as a cosmetic treatment, orthodontics has many positive effects on your oral health. Crooked and overcrowded teeth can create areas which are hard to clean and so become prone to plaque build-ups, making issues like decay and gum disease more likely. Straighter teeth are far easier to keep clean both at home and in the hygienist’s chair.
The most obvious benefit to orthodontics is for your bite. Having a bite that doesn’t mesh together can put unwanted force on certain tooth surfaces, causing them to wear down faster. If you have a serious overbite or underbite, it can cause jaw pain as well as eating and speaking difficulties. Orthodontics can improve your occlusion (the way your bite fits together) and correct malocclusions.
Orthodontics at Aurora Dental Clinic, Corsham
At Aurora Dental Clinic, Corsham, we offer discreet teeth straightening treatments so you can enjoy a straighter smile without worrying about having noticeable braces.
We have invested in an iTero Element scanner. Using an intraoral camera, we do away completely with the need for dental moulds so you can have a much more comfortable treatment experience. The scanner also allows us to take 3D digital scans of your teeth which we can easily display on our touchscreen during your treatment. We can use the equipment to show how your treatment will progress.
The scans can easily be sent to the lab where your braces will be made, speeding up your treatment time further.