28th October 2020
Treating Gaps & Crowding
How do I know if I need braces?
There are lots of potential problems that can be improved with orthodontics. In this post, our dentists focus on gaps and crowding in the smile. Although common, you don’t have to live with it!
Gaps between the teeth can cause food and bacteria to build up over time, and the teeth can also ‘drift’ out of place. It’s also possible that gum disease and tooth loss could occur over time – and soreness and pain often go along with them.
Crowding can make dental hygiene difficult to maintain. With teeth twisting, bunching or overlapping, it can be hard to brush and floss properly. Just like with gaps, bacteria and food build up, potentially leading to decay, tooth loss and gum disease. Dentists also agree that crowding can worsen over time.
How can you help?
We offer Invisalign braces for treating gaps and crowding in your smile, because we believe it’s the best in the industry. Although our younger patients may well qualify for NHS treatment, many don’t like the idea of visible braces or the traditional wire and bracket arrangement. Invisalign is removable, comfortable and almost invisible –helping it fit into your lifestyle as seamlessly as your smile.
Why seek treatment?
Many people consider orthodontics to be purely a cosmetic treatment, designed to enhance the appearance of your smile, but there are lots of oral health benefits too, and each case presents its own problems. Conversely, without treating your teeth, you could negatively impact your oral health further down the line.Thousands of adults seek orthodontic treatment each year to get their perfect straight smile, and the British Orthodontic Society estimates around 200,000 children and teens turn to NHS braces, too.
Here at Roseacre, your Maidstone dental practice, we’re committed to creating – and maintaining – healthy, happy smiles. Whatever your age, background, dental condition and budget, our dentists know that a white, straight and healthy smile can improve your confidence and overall quality of life.
We’re committed to excellence – whether it’s the care you receive, our state-of-the-art dental practice or the innovative treatments we offer.
Our dentists and staff work hard to give you a smile you can be proud of, and aim for all our patients to be healthy, happy and confident.
If you’re interested in Invisalign braces, we’d love to help. Speak to our dentists today, here at our Maidstone dental practice, and we’ll book you in for your consultation.