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Going for braces in Colchester

For a long time, braces have been a great option for those suffering with crowded teeth, an overbite, under bite, cross bite and open bite. Today, there is a wide range of solutions for straightening your teeth and fixing problematic bites. Here at Hello Dental, we use the latest systems, to maximise the efficiency of your treatment.

Some people may feel uneasy about going for braces in Colchester. The notion of having foreign metal in your mouth can seem quite invasive. However, it’s important to discuss these fears with your dentist, who can help you feel at ease and inform you on the many benefits braces can bring.

Bountiful benefits

The most notable benefit, to others at least, is the appearance of your teeth. Having straight teeth can play a key role in boosting your self-esteem. You may be surprised at how much more comfortable you feel smiling and talking in social situations.

Besides this, you may notice subtle, but significant changes in your day to day activities. Straight teeth can improve your ability to eat, and even speak, as disproportionate teeth can make the pronunciation of some words quite difficult.

One of the main reasons dentists encourage braces for those who need them is to help prevent gum disease. Misaligned teeth are generally harder to clean and floss, resulting in poor dental hygiene and the potential build-up of plaque and tartar. Straight teeth help to maximise fresh breath and minimise the risk of cavities. In the long run, this reduces the likelihood of needing treatments to restore deteriorating teeth.

A speedy solution to straight teeth

If you chose to receive braces in Colchester at Hello Dental, you could be looking at having straight teeth within 3-12 months. We offer Fast braces, a system that works quickly, without compromising efficiency.

They are made from triangular brackets with a square wire to move the crown and the root of the tooth at the same time. As with all braces, they require a retainer, to stop the teeth from moving about after alignment.

As an alternative to braces, we also straighten the teeth with Clear Correct removable aligners. Your dentist will be able to advise the best solution for you.

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