What is orthodontics?

This treatment option is a viable choice for a person of any age, not just children. Usually the treatment is only started once adult teeth begin to come through in a patient’s mouth, but can be used at any point in an adult’s lifetime. Everyone deserves a smile that they can be proud of. It is imperative that a good standard of oral health is maintained prior, during and after this treatment, as it can put a patient’s mouth at higher risk of tooth decay and gum problems. Orthodontics usually entail some sort of brace to realign the teeth, giving clients a straighter smile, this treatment option is available in Navan.

What types of treatment are available?

There are a number of treatment options available, this includes an Inman aligner, clear braces and the Six Month Smile treatment. The Inman aligner can be used as an efficient brace that can aid straightening the front teeth of a client in a quick and safe manner in around 6-18 weeks. The use of an Inman aligner can have advantages over fixed metal braces, as they can be easily removed to brush and clean the teeth.

Clear braces are smooth and contemporary and can be used to correct the position of a client’s teeth. These types of braces are also virtually invisible so will not be obvious to other people, this can have a positive impact on a person’s self-esteem whilst going through a correction period. The Six Month Smile treatment takes the best aspects of braces and modifies this treatment to give adults another viable treatment option. A straighter smile can be achieved in six months through the use of the clear adult braces that are designed to exact a low force to gently move teeth into the desired position.

What are the benefits of this treatment?

The benefits of this treatment can include the correction of dental crowding and the straightening of a patient’s teeth. A person’s bite can also be corrected so the front and back teeth meet evenly. Through this treatment, the chance of damage to prominent teeth can also be reduced, alongside a reduction in grinding and chipping of the teeth. The use of any type of braces can also improve the ability to chew food and can alleviate a speech impairment. The alignment of teeth makes the teeth easier to brush, clean and floss as well as reducing the risk of cavities and periodontal disease.

How to care for your oral health during treatment

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It is important to look after your oral health during orthodontics treatment. This can involve cutting down on sugary or starchy foods that promote tooth decay or gum disease. It also becomes increasingly important to look after a person’s oral hygiene. Braces have tiny spaces where food particles or plaque can get trapped. It becomes necessary to brush carefully with fluoride toothpaste after every meal, flossing can also promote better oral health. Keeping up with dentistry appointments also allows the oral health of clients to be maximised during this valuable treatment option.

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