Braces (Orthodontics)

Why should I have orthodontic treatment?

  • Many people have crowded or crooked teeth. 

  • Orthodontic treatment will straighten the teeth or move them into a better position. 

  • This can improve their appearance and the way the teeth bite together, while also making them easier to clean.

  • Some people have upper front teeth that stick out and look unsightly. 

  • These 'prominent' teeth are more likely to be damaged, but orthodontic treatment can move them back into line.

  • Or the way the upper and lower jaws meet can cause teeth to look unsightly and lead to an incorrect bite. 

  • Orthodontic treatment may be able to correct both of these problems.

  • When the teeth don't meet correctly, this can put strain on the muscles of the jaw, causing jaw and joint problems and sometimes headaches. 

  • Orthodontic treatment can help you to bite more evenly and reduce the strain.