Orthodontics (straightening of teeth) is becoming an increasingly popular treatment for both adults and children. Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening and improving the alignment of teeth, helping them to look better and also often helping them to function better together.
Most people have orthodontic treatment because they want their smile to look better. But it also has a number of other advantages. Straighter teeth are easier to keep clean, which can reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Orthodontics may improve your bite – the way your teeth meet together, making them function better and making jaw joint problems less likely.
Once a brace has been applied, it will take a period of time for the teeth to adjust, which is usually between 18 and 24 months. Your dentist or orthodontist will discuss with you beforehand the treatment period, and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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