Teeth Straightening in Fulham
Braces for straighter teeth
Misalignment of teeth is not just an aesthetic concern but can cause problems with function and put unnecessary stress on your mouth. This can lead to decay, tooth fracture, gum disease and tooth wear.
Orthodontics is the process of moving teeth to aid the maintenance of dental health and achieve a great-looking smile. At our Fulham dental practice, our clinicians are specialized in the provision of orthodontic treatment for adults and children.
Orthodontic treatment can be used alone or in combination with restorative dentistry to help achieve the best results.
The types of braces we provide include the following:
- Conventional braces – fixed brackets and wires
- Lingual braces – hidden fixed bracket and wires on the non-visible surfaces of your teeth
- Tooth coloured braces – conventional braces matching the colour of your teeth
- Clear removable braces – Find out more about Invisalign
Tooth Coloured Braces
Straighter Teeth FAQ
When should my child have braces?
This depends on your child’s malocclusion (bad bite). A child may need braces from as early as 6 years old if they have particular problems. Typically the majority of children have braces when they have all their adult teeth at approx. 12-13 years old.
How long will I have my braces on for?
This really depends on how severe your misalignment is. Braces can be on for anything from just a few months to a few years.
Why do my brace brackets come off?
Even if you have the best dentist in the world, brackets still come off your teeth.
Wearing braces requires lifestyle changes in order for the treatment to be progress smoothly. Chewing hard things like nuts and ice cubes, or sticky foods can cause brackets to come off.
Are braces good for my teeth?
Orthodontics will not only provide a cosmetic improvement to your teeth but provide functional benefit. Your teeth slide over is a very particular way and when they don’t meet properly you can get more issues like tooth wear and teeth breaking.