Who needs to have braces in Colchester?

If you have been informed by one of our dentists that you need braces in Colchester because your bite is misaligned or the position of your teeth is causing concern, we completely understand that you may have mixed emotions about the process and feel hesitant to want to start treatment right away.

However, there are a lot of benefits with starting the treatment process early, the main one being that the earlier you begin treatment, the earlier it can be completed and you can enjoy a healthier and more beautiful smile that will be with you for life.

If you are young, you may not see the advantages of having your braces in Colchester fitted, and simply do not want to undergo a lengthy, and potentially uncomfortable, procedure that may impede your self-confidence.

Your concerns are acknowledged and we will do everything in our power to make sure your concerns are allayed. Trust us when we say that we want to make you feel as comfortable as possible while you go on this journey with us.

Understand that young mouths are more adaptable to change. This means that if you are an adult, you may find that it will take longer for your smile to be corrected. There is no chance for teeth to naturally move into their correct alignment over time. In fact, the position of your teeth are more likely to get worse with age.

Once you accept that realigning your teeth is beneficial for your confidence and your health, you can move toward a healthier and happier you.

If we discover that something is not quite right with the alignment of your or your child’s teeth or jaws, we may be able to significantly reduce the amount of time needed in order to rectify it. With this in mind, remember to frequently bring your child to a dentist in order to monitor the alignment of teeth and jaws, and their oral health.

What kinds of models are available?

It really depends on your personal situation as to which model will be best suited to correct your misaligned teeth. Traditional devices are frequently used in complex cases as a dentist has more control over the manipulation of your teeth.

If your dentist has recommended the traditional fixed option, then lingual braces in Colchester may also be an option. These attach to the back of your teeth, rendering them invisible when you smile. However, they are only available in certain circumstances and it is best to discuss your options with your dentist.

You may even be suitable for removable aligners. These can be taken out while eating, or when you brush your teeth, and are not so intrusive on your day to day activities. You do need to wear them for a minimum of twenty hours each day, but on the odd special occasion you can remove them.