Many adults have front teeth which are not straight, some people have a natural tendancy for crooked teeth, others may have noticed their previously straight teeth becoming more crooked over the years. This is a very common occurance, and not only can it make a smile look less aesthetic, but can have consequences for gum health too as crowded teeth are more difficult to clean properly than well aligned straight teeth.
We are now able to offer solutions to this problem, using modern techniques and technology, in the form of braces. The word “braces” often conjures up images of the metal “train track” type which is worn for up to 2 years. Thankfully, we now have several different types of braces, designed with the adult patient in mind to be cosmetically acceptable and fit in with busy lifestyles. Also, by focusing largely on the front teeth, treatment times are greatly reduced.