Factors to consider when looking for orthodontic treatment in Bournemouth &
making sure you choose the best option for you
Orthodontics is the dental treatment used to straighten crooked or wonky teeth using braces
but there are many different types of braces available so how do you choose?
Robinsons Dental will listen to what you want to achieve and advise you what the most
suitable treatment is taking multiple factors into consideration. These include what you are
able to afford as well as the length of time and level of discreteness you require.
There’s no age limit on who can and can’t have braces, we have successfully treated patients
in their 70’s so it’s never too late.
What is Invisalign ?
Invisalign is a brand name for a system of clear aligner braces, these are removable
appliances made out of clear plastic precision made to tightly fit and gradually move your
teeth. They are mostly suitable for people with minor spacing and mild to moderate
Generally you will change to a new aligner every 2 weeks. They need to be worn all the time
except when eating and drinking anything other than water and they can take from 6 to 24
months depending on the severity crowding.
Many people like this treatment option because they think it gives them the flexibility of
choosing when and when not wear the appliance. As a result of this, it can sometimes be easy
to veer off your scheduled treatment plan and success with this type of brace is dependent on
the discipline of the patient, it won’t work if you don’t wear it and forgetting to wear it will
result in treatment failure as the appliance will stop fitting correctly.
These are fixed brackets bonded on to the teeth. Unlike removable braces fixed braces can
move teeth in any direction and are especially good for closing gaps and correcting teeth that
are more severely crowded and rotated. Often referred to as ‘train tracks’ fixed braces are
now available in a clear ceramic option which significantly reduces the noticeability.
What are the overall benefits from straight teeth ?
Oral health is extremely important, a healthy mouth and straight teeth gives confidence
in smiling and face to face communication boosting self esteem. Straightening your teeth
can also have fantastic health benefits such as:
1. Improving gum health
2. Making teeth easier to clean
3. Helping reduce abnormal tooth wear
4. Decreasing your risk of tooth injury
5. Helping to decrease headaches or neck pain