Woman smiling on a dental chairOrthodontics is a specialist branch of dentistry concerned with correcting a wide range of issues caused by teeth that are not growing in their correct position. Orthodontic treatment helps to make the best of a persons teeth, it is concerned with the growth of the jaws and face as well as their teeth. Each year more than 200,000 children and teenagers are treated on the NHS. Having properly aligned teeth has numerous long-term benefits.

From ensuring that a person is able to bite correctly to reducing wear and tear in individual teeth and excessive strain on the joints of the jaw. The greatest benefits for the patient are healthier teeth and a more attractive smile, which is a great boost to an individual’s confidence. Figures from the British Orthodontic Society suggest that up to 75% of all adults would benefit from some form of orthodontic treatment.

Although many dentists are able to carry out some orthodontic treatments, especially if they are for cosmetic purposes, there are times when more complex treatments may be needed. In this case, patients needing orthodontics in Weybridge may be referred to an orthodontist such as Weybridge Orthodontics for treatment of the following conditions:

Crowded or excessively gapped teeth.

Bite correction to bring the front and back teeth into their correct alignment.

Moving prominent teeth back into the mouth to reduce the risk of damage or injury to the teeth.

Improving the aesthetic appearance of the patient’s face.

To allow not to emerge, impacted and displaced teeth to emerge and then move into their proper position.

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Preparing the mouth for other advanced treatments such as crowns, bridges or dental implants.

Reducing the movement of teeth in older patients suffering from advanced gum disease.

Although most people associate orthodontic treatments with children, it is clear to see that many people will have a need for orthodontics in Weybridge at some point in their life. Sometimes the treatment is purely for aesthetic purposes, but over a lifetime the needs of every individual will gradually change, meaning that they may need to receive orthodontic treatment more than once during their life.