Braces improve your smile by gently pushing teeth into their correct alignment to resolve problems such as headaches, facial and jaw pain and difficulty chewing by correcting the bite.
Orthodontic treatment also helps reduce gum disease and tooth decay because it is easier to clean straight teeth.
About 80 per cent of the population suffer from malocclusion, the technical term for teeth that do not fit the jaw, and the positioning of teeth affects their rate of wear, the health of the jaw joint, head, neck and spine and as a consequence overall health.
Braces can help people who experience difficulty chewing food or have noticeably crooked, crowded or protruding teeth, gaps in their teeth, a deep overbite where the front teeth overlap too much, or an open bite where some teeth cannot be brought into contact. Clear braces have revolutionised the experience of teeth straightening for patients by enabling them to feel confident enough to smile more during treatment as well as afterwards.
Orthodontic treatment can be undertaken at any age and adult treatment is growing rapidly, largely because it is now recognised for its role in improving self-confidence in patients who are unhappy with their appearance.
Anyone who is reluctant to talk or smile in public without hiding their teeth, assuming this is not because of tooth loss, may be able to benefit from orthodontic correction.
If you have crooked, crowded or protruding teeth, gaps in your teeth, an overbite or an open bite, book a consultation with a Harley Street Dental and Implant Clinic orthodontist who will examine your mouth and discuss whether you could benefit from orthodontic treatment.