14th May 2018
Everything you need to know about your orthodontist in Kent
Your dental health is as important to us as it is to you, which is why we recommend you visit us as often as you need. You may visit your dentist and your dental hygienist regularly enough, but have you seen your orthodontist? Do you have an orthodontist?
If you’re experiencing problems with your bite or crooked teeth, you should think about booking your first appointment with us at Roseacre Dental Practice in Kent!
What does your orthodontist do?
Your orthodontist treats everything to do with your bite, whether that’s how your jaw aligns, or how your teeth fit together when you bite, chew, and smile. We can help straighten your teeth and correct your bite, which both come with a world of health benefits. Your dentist may refer you onto our orthodontist, because you may need our specialist dental attention.
Do you need specialist training to become an orthodontist?
A specialist field of dentistry, you require a 5-year Bachelor of Dentistry degree before obtaining a Master’s in the field of orthodontics. Our resident orthodontists both have over 10 years of experience each and would be more than happy to meet you to discuss your teeth straightening options.
Why should you visit your orthodontist?
We’d recommend coming to visit us if your teeth are crooked, you are having issues with your bite, or your jaw is starting to fatigue or disfigure slightly under pressure. If you have already had some form of procedure or treatment with our team, then a check-up is always welcome and readily encouraged. Let us know how you’re getting on, if you’re experiencing any problems, or think you might be experiencing something unexpected.
What are the health benefits of visiting my orthodontist?
Straightening your teeth has far more of an effect on your mouth than just a more uniform smile. You could actually lessen your chances of gum disease, bad breath, and tooth decay by aligning teeth and closing gaps. This is because there is less exposed gum and hidden surfaces for food and bacteria to latch onto and erode your teeth. Straightening your teeth can also have a positive effect on how your jaw fits together, lessening the wear and tear on your teeth, improving your speech, and ensuring more comfortable function of the joint.
What if I need braces?
More and more people are opting for adult braces, because they’re realising that they haven’t missed their chance at straighter teeth. Braces with Roseacre Dental don’t mean the unsightly metal train-track effect anymore, we can provide far more discrete and superior solutions. For example, we offer 3 different kinds of discrete adult braces – some virtually invisible. Depending on your individual alignment, we can propose a treatment journey that will help you achieve the best results possible.
When should my child see an orthodontist?
We feel very strongly about preventative dentistry, meaning that even if there are no visible problems we’d still recommend making your child an appointment with one of our orthodontists. Visit us with your child before they turn 8, even if nothing seems the matter, because the jaw is still developing at this age and we can catch some issues early. It’s best to introduce your child to the dentist from an early age so they feel compelled to maintain their dental health.
Straightening your teeth can have so many health benefits, and not to mention the fact that they can boost your confidence. There is no better (or safer) way than to visit your orthodontist. Maintaining excellent dental health doesn’t just begin and end with regular cleaning – you need to look after your mouth and jaw structure, too.
Book your first appointment with our orthodontist to discuss your tooth crowding concerns, jaw problems, and anything we may be able to help you with. We’re always happy to meet new patients! Pop into our Kent dental practice or enquire online today.