Orthodontics in Kent May Straighten Your Teeth
But They Need to Be Free from Decay
Perhaps you’d like straighter teeth, and are considering having orthodontics in Kent. This is an excellent treatment, and could even help to improve your oral health, but before you begin treatment it is important that your teeth are free from diseases such as tooth decay. The reason for this is that certain braces that are fixed permanently into position during treatment will make it slightly trickier to clean and floss your teeth, and if you let your oral health slip at this stage then you could end up with straighter teeth that have significant signs of decay.
Anyone who attends our surgery at regular intervals is, we hope, already quite likely to have a healthy mouth as check-ups help to detect any early signs of cavities when they are still quite small. At this stage small cavities are much easier to treat, and will cost you less money which is always a plus. The early signs of tooth decay can be quite difficult to miss as a small cavity is unlikely to create any physical symptoms. This is why we may want to take dental x-rays, and will examine your teeth using strong lighting and high magnification lenses. These preventative dental care measures will show us whether or not you have any decay or signs of lesions in your tooth enamel, and also help us identify any possible infections in your teeth if the bacteria have penetrated the tooth enamel.
We Have Lots of Different Orthodontic Systems
Once we have ascertained that your teeth are free from decay, Dr Rik Trivedi or another of our dentists at Parrock Street will be able to discuss the different methods of tooth straightening. We offer quite a few different braces so we're confident we'll have the right solution for you. Some are permanently fixed into position, as these traditional braces are still sometimes the best way of treating certain orthodontic problems. However many people will be able to use the more modern invisible braces that are often removable. Even if you do decide to opt for fixed braces, then they'll almost certainly be far less visible than you might imagine, as they tend to use clear brackets and wires that are tooth coloured and which are designed to blend in with your natural teeth. Some of these fixed braces also have an extremely short treatment time so there's no need to worry about having to wear braces for months on end.
If you‘d like to know more about orthodontic treatment then you’ll find loads of information on our website at www.parrockdental.co.uk or you can book a consultation on 01474 537191.