Wonky, uneven teeth can plague most of us. Many people do not do anything about it until later in life, because it does not begin to bother them until they are older and realise how important having an aesthetically pleasing smile is to them. What some people are not aware of is that having overlapping teeth can not only cause visual issues. It can damage the condition of your teeth, as you are unable to brush properly every day, and this causes a build-up of plaque over time. Even if you do your utmost to clean your teeth thoroughly, the positioning of them may prevent you from reaching certain areas, and nobody wants to end up with tooth decay or gum disease.
There is something you can do though. Orthodontics in Weybridge can and will provide you with several different methods when it comes to correcting the angle and positioning of your teeth. Whether you have several gaps that need closing, or overlapping incisors, there is a treatment that is more than suitable for you.
Why people require treatment
There are several reasons why people need to have a corrective appliance fitted. You may not be aware you need treatment until all your adult teeth have come through. Even if you have impeccably straight baby teeth there is no guarantee that your adult teeth will come through straight. You may suffer from an overcrowded mouth and need to have teeth removed, or you might have several gaps between your teeth.
Sometimes an over- or underbite may be present, and this means you will need to have your jaw aligned properly before you undergo any straightening treatment. Your jaw might be in the perfect position, but your front teeth stick out to the point where they are more likely to be damaged or knocked out.
Different types of treatment
In the current day there are multiple types of treatments available for those of you who are suffering from an unsatisfactory smile. The only way to tell what treatment you will need is by visiting your dental practice. A qualified dental practitioner will be able to guide you in the right direction. Depending on what treatment you have the amount of time it takes to achieve the desired results will vary.
If you have an overcrowded mouth you may need to have a tooth removed before you have your teeth straightened. This will make more room in your mouth for your straighter teeth. If there is enough room in your mouth, or if you have gaps that need closing or a few teeth that need straightening, there are a variety of braces available. Some are removable while others remain fixed. If your jaw needs to be slightly realigned, then there is a brace for this as well.
Whatever treatment you end up having, your dental practitioner will be there to answer any questions you have along the way. You will need to see your dentist regularly to ensure that the treatment is working and to keep your teeth in good condition. When undergoing treatment, it is more likely for plaque to build up, so it is important to see your practitioner so they can assist you in staying on top of this.