What to Expect
Dental braces are in high demand today. Nearly a million people in the United Kingdom started orthodontic treatment in 2013, and more adults than ever before are seeking treatment for their crooked teeth.
Orthodontic procedure is a popular dental treatment used to correct crooked teeth. Having a misaligned bite can lead to tensed muscles in the mouth and teeth wear due to difficulty in chewing. There is also a higher possibility of getting gum disease as it is often a challenge to maintain good oral hygiene.
Traditionally, braces involve attaching wires and brackets to the teeth. Over a period of an average of two years, crooked teeth will slowly straighten out. An improved facial profile and desired teeth alignment can be achieved at the end of the treatment.
People have their teeth straightened for a variety of reasons. These include:
- To improve the chewing function, and
- For better dental health – crooked teeth are difficult to manage and keep clean