At Harley Street Dental Clinic in London, we believe that tip-top oral wellbeing comes from two things. Having a mouth and teeth that are free from infection and cavities is the fundamental platform to oral wellbeing. On top of this, and equally vital, is having a smile that is a pleasure to look at. One fundamental aspect of oral wellbeing on both counts, is having straight teeth that bite together correctly. This aspect of dentistry is known in the profession as orthodontics. In Harley Street, this is an area of dentistry we take great interest in.
In Harley Street, orthodontics treatments lead to great oral health. When we straighten out your misaligned teeth, they become far easier to keep clean with brushing and flossing. There are far fewer nooks and crannies for plaque and tartar to build up in and for food to hide in. Less plaque means lower risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
Getting your teeth well aligned and your bite corrected, can eradicate a great deal of unnecessary pain. When the teeth do not bite together properly, it results in an uneven distribution of the pressure of chewing, causing pain in the teeth taking most of the pressure, and it can lead to pain in the jaw muscle and joint, and even the headaches and neck ache.
When you choose orthodontics in Harley Street, there are several systems for realigning teeth and balancing out the bite. Each one has its own benefits.
If you want to keep comment on your treatment to a minimum, you might go for braces fitted to the inside of your teeth. These lingual braces use wires and brackets to gently move teeth into a new position, but no one can see them because they are behind your teeth, not in front.
If you are happy with braces on your front teeth, in Harley Street, orthodontics offer transparent ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured wires that blend in with your teeth rather than dominating them.
Orthodontics in Harley Street are available for both children and adults. Children may have consultations from the age of seven.