Correcting Crooked teeth

Do you hide your smile?  Do you hate seeing photographs of you smiling?  Do you find it difficult to floss and clean your teeth?

Crooked or misaligned teeth are a common problem in the UK.  They not only look unappealing but can also lead to other dental health problems.

Unfortunately, as we get older our teeth move and our jaws get narrower, this is particularly noticeable in the lower jaw.  This results in our teeth becoming increasingly crooked.  Many people begin to notice this in their 30’s despite having orthodontics as a teenager.

Misaligned teeth can:

How can this be fixed?

By moving your teeth into the correct position, it could save you from having more advanced dentistry in the future.  It would also enable you to clean your teeth and gums more effectively and so have a healthier mouth. This can reduce your risk of dental decay and gum disease.

How can I fix my crooked teeth?

There are two options to fix crooked teeth.  You can:

Straightening- This type of dentistry is known as orthodontics

Straightening can be completed using braces.  We have two types of brace system:

Invisalign

Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten your teeth.  It has transformed over 11 million smiles worldwide and is the most advanced clear aligner therapy on the market.  Invisalign is a custom-made clear aligner that will gently and gradually move your teeth into the optimal position.

Depending on the severity of the case it can taken anywhere from 4-24 months to treat, with the average case taking 6-8 months to finish.

Traditional fixed braces

Fixed braces involve a metal or ceramic bracket that is temporarily glued to the front surface of your tooth.  The brackets are joined together by a flexible wire which is adjusted over time to straighten your teeth.

Fixed braces, are the gold standard in orthodontics.  They are the most reliable, predictable and accurate method of straightening your teeth and can solve simple up to complicated movements.  It can take between 12-24 months to straighten your teeth, with the average treatment taking 18 months.

Veneers and crowns

These are thin shells of either porcelain or composite material that fit over your teeth and can instantly change the appearance of your teeth.  Veneers also have the added benefit of changing the size, shape and colour of your teeth. They commonly require some sort of tooth adjustment to make space for the restoration.

How do I know what option is best for me?

At Chapel Dental our award-winning dentist can assess your needs and help you to make the best choice for you and your oral health.  We also offer 0% finance plans to help with your budget.