Having overlapping, protruding, crooked or gapped teeth can seriously impact the confidence of any individual and can contribute to social and business limitations where a person does not put their best foot forward due to habitual self-esteem issues.
Unfortunately, people are judged on the appearance of their teeth unconsciously and many people believe that those without straight teeth are less smart and successful than those with straight, white teeth. It could very well be a vicious cycle where self-esteem and external judgements all play a part in diminishing prospective opportunities due to the appearance of a smile.
Braces in Cheltenham have long been a chance, for people suffering from having misaligned teeth in any degree, to rectify these issues and have a smile that they can proudly share with the world. There are many options that are available to each individual patient depending on the severity of their case. By working with either traditional braces or modern clear aligners, people can receive the treatment care they need from considerate, understanding and insightful dental professionals.
Who needs what kind of treatment?
Depending on the situation, there are many different treatment options available for a patient to choose from. A dentist will thoroughly examine their patient’s teeth and jaw in order to evaluate their bite and severity of their misalignment.
They will provide their patient with a detailed explanation of their personal situation and offer their recommendations on how to create a healthier smile. Should there be more than one option available to the patient, the advantages and potential disadvantages will be explained regarding each option so that the patient is able to make an informed decision about what treatment plan will be best suited to them.
Should a patient present with a misaligned bite, (that is when their teeth do not line up properly when they chew down, due to their jaw being out of its correct position), then traditional devices are used to rectify this. By using brackets that are glued onto the teeth and wires to connect these brackets, dentists are able to manipulate the position of the teeth and jaws precisely to move them into the correct position.
For complex procedures and difficult cases, these traditional devices have proven to be effective and give the dentist more control over the treatment proceedings. To respect many patients’ wishes for more discreet versions, there are potential opportunities for these devices to be tooth or clear coloured, or placed on the back of the teeth so that they are not clearly visible when a person smiles.
For other cosmetic teeth straightening procedures, which also improve the health of the mouth in the same process, clear aligners can be used to great effect. Dentists can use aligners to focus on the specific needs of each patient and thereby manage to straighten teeth quickly without complaint.
By discussing their options with a dentist, many patients are surprised by the results that they can achieve in a short amount of time, giving them the smile they have always dreamed of having.
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