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At Buckden Dental, we offer a variety of teeth straightening options to help improve your confidence and dental health.
What is orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening or moving teeth, to improve the appearance and position of teeth. It can also help take care of the long-term health of your teeth, gums, and jaw joints by distributing bite pressure across all of your teeth.
We offer both clear Invisalign aligners and fixed appliances with tooth-colored ceramic brackets. These are much more discreet than metal brackets.
Why do I need orthodontic treatment?
Many people have crowded or crooked teeth. Orthodontic treatment can improve their appearance and the way the teeth fit together, while making them easier to clean. Reasons why additional orthodontic treatment is needed can vary from:
People with protruding upper front teeth are more susceptible to damage in a fall or accident.
People who had orthodontics in the past, but whose teeth have moved due to not wearing retainers.
People who feel “too old” for conventional devices but are unaware of other treatment options available to them.
Teenagers have been refused treatment on the NHS because they do not meet NHS treatment criteria – those with a rating below 1-3, for example, would not be covered by the NHS under normal circumstances .
Children deemed ‘too young’ for NHS treatment at the moment, but who would benefit from braces to prevent further conditioning as they age.
People who have missing teeth that cannot be replaced because their remaining teeth have moved, making the area “too small” to replace, but there is still a gap – a mix of orthodontics and orthodontics. implants can help with this.
When the teeth don’t come together properly, it can put pressure on the jaw muscles, causing jaw and joint problems and sometimes headaches. Orthodontic treatment can help you bite more evenly and reduce tension.
Finger or thumb sucking – These habits can cause the upper incisors to protrude and the upper jaw to constrict.
There’s no age limit to having perfect straight teeth and with our range of teeth straightening options it’s now much easier, faster and more affordable to have the perfect smile!
What are the benefits of orthodontic treatment?
Dental hygiene – it is more difficult to clean your teeth when they are crowded and overlapping. Plaque damage from improper cleaning is a major factor in tooth decay, gum disease and eventual tooth loss. Having your teeth straightened will make it easier for you.
Tooth wear – a misaligned bite can lead to excessive or uneven tooth wear.
Gum damage – crooked teeth can damage the gums. For example, with a deep bite, the lower front teeth can bite into the gumline behind the upper front teeth, causing wear and discomfort.
Jaw joint problems – damage and pain in and around the jaw joint can be caused by a natural misalignment of the teeth.
Word – some people have difficulty speaking properly because of alignment issues with their teeth and jaws.
Our specialized orthodontists can assess your needs and recommend the best straightening options based on your needs.
In addition to working at Buckden Dental Clinic, Natasha Wright is an orthodontic consultant with Addenbrookes and Guys & St Thomas’ and works as a specialist in private practice in London.
She graduated as a dentist from the University of Sheffield in 2002 and in 2009 completed her specialist training in orthodontics at the Royal London Dental Hospital where she received the MSc award in Academic and Clinical Practice.
In 2011, Natasha completed her training as a consultant at Guy’s and Sidcup hospitals, before being appointed as a consultant at Guys and East Surrey Hospital.
In 2018 Natasha returned home and was appointed orthodontic consultant to Addenbrookes NHS Trust, whilst continuing to work at Guys & St Thomas’s where she enjoys being actively involved in teaching and continues to work in a specialist practice in London .
Natasha enjoys treating complex malocclusions and is confident in the use of aesthetic fixed appliances (ceramic and metal), invisalign and mini screws.
Visit buckdendentalclinic.co.uk for more information.