The teeth are also more susceptible to decay. Getting proper teeth alignment will mean the toothbrush and floss can effectively remove the bacteria build-up around your teeth, keeping them healthy.
The upper and lower teeth function best when aligned upright, so that the biting forces are evenly distributed between the teeth in the front, the back and the left and the right hand side. If the teeth are severely crowded or tipped, and had not been rectified early on, the affected teeth may wear out unevenly over time.
There are a few different ways to move teeth. Small (metal or tooth- coloured ceramic) bracket is glued to the teeth and are linked by a thin wire. Periodically, the braces are adjusted, applying gentle pressure to gradually move teeth toward the desired position. Thereafter, a clear retainer is worn so that the new teeth position is stablised for a period of time. Treatment time is generally between 24-30 months, although some cases can be shorter, or longer depending on the severity of the case.
At Parkwood Green, we take pride in thorough patient assessment, pre-treatment discussion and planning, so that our patients know exactly what they’re in for, and also that the treatment plan is suited to your specific needs and circumstances. Payment plans are also available.