Orthodontic braces at Kingston-upon-thames Dentist
Dental braces or orthodontic braces are a dental device used to force teeth into alignment most commonly to do with a person’s bite. This type of dental correction can be done at a Kingston-Upon-Thames dental practice. Braces are the principle treatment for malocclusions with teeth such as under bites, cross bites, open bites, over bites and deep bites. They are also used to correct other problems with teeth such as crookedness. Braces are often used in combination with orthodontic techniques and appliances to either increase the jaws palate or to shape the teeth and jaws, predominantly used to correct children and teenager’s teeth and jaw problems it is not rare for an adult to need them. The process of the treatment is relatively simple and painless with an initial inspection of the patient’s teeth and if appropriate then moulds, x-rays, and impressions of the teeth are made which are then used to determine the best course of action. Then brackets are applied to the teeth a few weeks before the braces are attached to ensure that there will be enough space for the bands of the brace. The teeth are then coated in an adhesive to help the cement bond to them and typically the teeth are banded then the final brackets are added which are attached with dental cement and then hardened through a process called curing typical total time for the entire treatment at around six to two and a half years depending on how difficult the problem is.