Visiting the dentist every six months or so is really important for maintaining good oral health. However, there are certain oral health issues that a general dentist is not trained to deal with, such as teeth and jaw alignment. If you think that your teeth are misaligned or you have a dysfunctional bite, it is important to visit an orthodontist. They are specially trained to look into these complex oral issues and offer the best solution possible.
At Harley Street Dental Clinic, our orthodontists have received specialised higher education, allowing them to provide certain services that general dentists cannot. Correct spacing can allow patients to floss and brush their teeth more effectively, a vital part of good oral hygiene. You also may need to see an orthodontist in Harley Street if you have an overbite or underbite. To treat these issues, our orthodontists will use effective orthodontic devices such as Invisalign.
Common bite problems
If your teeth or jaws do not fit together properly, orthodontic treatment is necessary. If left untreated, these orthodontic problems, often referred to as malocclusions, can cause speech difficulty, premature wear of the tooth enamel and even serious jaw problems. Common bite problems include underbites, overbites, crowding and spacing.
An underbite is when the lower jaw extends too far out, causing the lower front teeth to sit in front of the upper front teeth. Overbites occur when the upper front teeth extend too far out over the lower front teeth, sometimes causing the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth. Crowding describes the condition where teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gums, whereas spacing is usually caused by missing teeth.
How can Invisalign help?
Invisalign is an innovative treatment that uses clear, customised, removable aligners to fix most common bite problems. Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners are comfortable to wear and do not require many adjustments. They are made with the help of 3D technology for precision and efficiency and they are very discreet, allowing patients to undergo teeth straightening treatment without disrupting their lifestyle.
If you would like to learn more about the services our orthodontist in Harley Street can provide, please contact us today.