Sunbury dentists straighten teeth effectively with braces

Having the perfect smile can give your confidence a great boost. Social situations and putting others at ease often require you to smile without embarrassment. So what can you do if you have crooked or misaligned teeth? Braces represent a tried and tested solution that millions of people have used over the years to correct problems with their teeth.

Braces work using a combination of metal brackets and wires. The brackets are attached to the teeth and have wire threaded through them. At regular meetings with your dentist the wire will be tightened so that the teeth are adjusted into the desired positions.

In order to create a brace that is perfectly suited to your unique mouth, your dentist will take moulds of your teeth using dental putty. These moulds will then be turned into impressions. The brackets are then attached to the teeth using etchant to ensure that they stay in place.

Sometimes braces have to be worn for as long as three years and some people find them unsightly and even uncomfortable. It is worth bearing in mind that other options are increasingly available. Friction free braces, for example, are more comfortable for the wearer and there are a number of products on the market which are more discreet than traditional braces. Six Months Smile, for example, uses nickel titanium wires which match the colour of your teeth. In this case though, they are only suitable for minor alignment issues.

If you have a major problem with crooked teeth, a misaligned bite or over crowded teeth, talk to your Sunbury dentist today about the long term solutions which are offered by braces.