At Smilecraft in Stevenage, we believe that oral wellbeing is a mental thing as well as a physical one. Having a mouth and teeth that are free from infection and cavities provides important physical wellbeing. But the mental and emotional wellbeing that comes from having a smile to behold should not be underestimated. This second aspect of dentistry falls into an area of special skill known as orthodontics. In Stevenage, this is an area of dentistry we focus on.
Put simply, orthodontics is the term for the dental science of straightening the teeth and making sure that the upper and lower teeth bite together well.
In Stevenage, orthodontics at Smilecraft have surprisingly great knock-on effects. When you get your misaligned teeth straightened out, you have fewer nooks and crannies for plaque to build up in, and your teeth become far easier to keep clean with brushing and flossing. Less plaque means less risk of gum disease and tooth decay. It is also possible to get rid of a great deal of unnecessary pain by having one’s bite improved. This is because when the teeth do not bite together properly, the pressure of chewing is unevenly distributed, and can lead to pain in the jaw muscle and joint, and even headaches and neck ache.
Orthodontics in Stevenage offers what we think is one of the best systems for realigning the teeth.
Just six months?
Six Month Smiles is a fast and discreet teeth straightening system that blends in with your teeth rather than dominating them. It uses the same tried and trusted mechanics of traditional orthodontics, but with much gentler forces. This means that the hardware is can be smaller. Six Month Smiles features clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured wires. The wires are strung between the brackets and tightened to move the teeth with a gentle and sustained pulling force. It is this, along with the angle of the brackets, that determines how the teeth move. The average treatment time is only 6 months, although it can be as little as 4 months and as much as 9 months.
Orthodontics in Stevenage are available for both children and adults. If you would like to find out how we can help you, please give us a call.