What Is An Orthodontist And How Can They Help?

An orthodontist is a specialist in teeth straightening – whilst a dentist works on the general health of your teeth and gums.  An orthodontist will be able to take you through each option available to get your teeth into the desired position.

You may think about having your teeth straightened if:

  • Your teeth are crowded or crooked
  • You have problems with cleaning, as you have too many teeth in your mouth
  • You have gapped teeth
  • Your teeth are overlapping
  • You lack confidence when it comes to smiling because you don’t like the look of your teeth

Orthodontic Treatments

There are many orthodontic treatments available to help straighten your teeth – Invisalign® is one of them.  This is a type of treatment which involves the use of specially moulded clear aligner’s, custom made just for your teeth.  Moulds are taken, and aligners are then produced. You change the aligners every 2 weeks, and gradually your teeth will begin to move into the desired position.

Invisalign® have recently celebrated by successfully securing their 3 millionth patient – which shows just how popular this type of treatment has become.  Clear aligners are becoming more favourable as many adults are seeking to have straighter teeth, and don’t want the hassle or visibility of traditional metal braces.

The Benefits of Teeth Straightening

Straight teeth will not only help add to your confidence – but can also improve the health of your teeth and gums.  Straight teeth can give your jaw better alignment, and this will also encourage an even biting pressure over all your teeth.  It can also make cleaning a lot easier, where regular brushing and flossing will help to keep your teeth in good condition.  This is an important factor when considering the long term health of your teeth.

Give Your Confidence a Boost

You may be considering a teeth straightening treatment to help increase your confidence and self-esteem.  Having treatment like Invisalign® will surely be able to help improve on this aspect of your life.  Once your teeth straightening treatment has been completed, you will no longer want to shy away from the camera, because instead you will have a beautiful smile to show off.

Northenden House offer a variety of orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign®.