With continuous advances in technology, orthodontic treatment (teeth straightening) has never been more popular. At Dr Rez Dental we offer both traditional braces from FASTBRACES® and the more discreet Invisalign® clear aligner to achieve the smile you have always wanted.
Orthodontics is a specialist form of dentistry which aims to straighten teeth and align jaws to produce a healthier bite and a perfect smile. In the past, most orthodontic patients were children, but now we see more adults searching for the perfect smile.
Crooked teeth often do not fit together correctly, are harder to keep clean and have increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease. In some cases, these functional problems can lead to headaches and jaw pain. Correctly aligned teeth help with the functions of eating and chewing, are easier to clean and an amazing smile can boost-self confidence and self-esteem leaving you to enjoy life to the full!
FASTBRACES® are an effective treatment option for patients with all kinds of orthodontic problems, including:
The traditional route to correcting issues such as gaps, crooked teeth and overcrowding has long been visible braces. However,the Invisalign® system uses no brackets or wires – the aligners are clear, removable,and comfortable and therefore won’t interfere with your appearance or your day to day life
Open bite often occurs when some teeth are unable to make physical contact with the opposing teeth for a proper bite.
Deep bite occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth.
Gaps between teeth can occur with abnormal continued growth of the jawbone. Missing teeth can also cause the surrounding teeth to shift due to extra space, creating gaps in your teeth.
Teeth crowding occurs when there is simply a lack of room within your jaw for all of your teeth to fit normally.
Underbite can occur when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth.
Crossbite can occur when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned.
We will discuss all the possible types of brace that can be used to achieve your best smile and explain each of these options together with the costs, considerations and benefits of each one. The brace choice is therefore how we are proposing meeting your needs and achieving the best outcome from your current condition or problem. There are also different options for what can be improved such as simple straightening or full bite correction.
We will ask about what you are hoping to achieve and then will examine your mouth to assess your current condition and any problems. You may need to have X-rays and/or photographs taken. Dr Rez will then want to discuss the options for treatment with you and agree how to proceed. Digital scans of your teeth are usually always completed as part of the process.
We appreciate that the cost of treatment is an important consideration. This is completely dependent on your unique mouth and the type of treatment you have. Different types of braces are more expensive and some patients will need longer treatment than others. However, as a guide, you could expect to pay anywhere between £1,500 and £4,500 for an effective course of treatment. Typically for most patients, costs are between £3,000 and £3,500.
No, orthodontic treatment doesn’t hurt, although at various stages throughout your treatment you may experience some discomfort. This is usually around the time you have your braces tightened or you are given your next set of aligners. This discomfort can be effectively treated with simple pain relief such as paracetamol.
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