Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with the alignment of teeth. It also covers jaw alignment and how teeth meet together, known as the bite. Although orthodontic treatment is commonly associated with children and teenagers, at Capital Dental we provide orthodontics for patients of all ages, with many fast and discreet solutions available.
A lot of adult patients who missed out on orthodontic treatment at a younger age are unhappy with the alignment of their teeth. Crowded, crooked and misaligned teeth cause many people to feel embarrassed about smiling, covering their mouth with their hand. However, there are more than aesthetic concerns associated with orthodontic problems. Misaligned and crowded teeth can be difficult to clean properly, leading to further dental health problems such as tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath.
Although keen to correct these problems, many adult patients are put off orthodontic treatment because they envisage the traditional train-track style metal bracket-and-wire braces as worn by their peers at school. As well as being very obvious, they are associated with lengthy treatment times, discomfort and difficulty in keeping your teeth clean.
Orthodontic techniques and devices have advanced hugely in recent years, and metal braces are no longer the only option. Capital Dental offers a wide range of orthodontics in Twickenham and Hampton for adult orthodontics patients. Our Twickenham braces are discreet, meaning that you do not have to deal with any metal glint when you smile. Your treatment will depend on what needs correcting and what fits best with your lifestyle.
Among the options we have available are clear aligners, fast-acting invisible braces that work quickly by focusing on the front teeth that show when you smile, and clear braces. For more information on our range of discreet dental braces in Hampton and Twickenham, please visit our Invisible Braces page.