Many people associate treatment to align and straighten the teeth with childhood and this is a good time to carry out treatment as the mouth is still developing. However, it is not the only option. Sadly, many adults put up with a lifetime of wonky teeth simply because they do not know that treatment is available or they are worried about the visual impact of braces.
At Northlight Dental we find that people seek our services as a respected orthodontist in Milton Keynes to improve their smiles. Treatment also improves the function of the mouth where misalignment is more severe, so that people can eat and speak normally. In the past, metal braces were the only option but patients can now choose from a range of techniques.
Why see an orthodontist in Milton Keynes?
An orthodontist focuses on making sure that the teeth, jaws and face develop correctly. An obvious outcome of treatment is a more attractive smile but it also makes the teeth easier to clean. Crooked or crowded teeth have more gaps in which plaque can accumulate and are harder to keep healthy. Decay, bad breath and gum disease can be the unfortunate results. So, having corrective work is an investment in physical health as well as an enhanced appearance. We know that people do not want to worry about whether others can see that they are wearing braces so we are proud to offer procedures that are fast, comfortable and very discreet.
Straightening teeth without ugly braces
Many people are put off having braces because they associate them with putting up with metal appliances for months on end. This is no longer the case and when you come to see our orthodontist in Milton Keynes you can choose invisible or clear options. Lingual braces are fitted behind the teeth so are totally hidden while translucent brackets can be used on the front of the teeth to make them less obtrusive. For the ultimate in convenience and discretion, the Invisalign system uses a system of clear aligner trays. Patients using this treatment can feel confident that their smile is unaffected and remove the aligners when they are eating or cleaning their teeth.