Orthodontic treatment is often thought of as something to be undergone when you are young, and adults who did not have braces in their teenage years frequently feel that they are stuck with their wonky teeth for life.
However, this does not have to be the case. Here at specialist dentist clinic 76 Harley Street, we specialise in orthodontic treatment for all ages, and we use specially designed aligners – either naturally shaded ceramic brackets or Invisalign invisible braces – to ensure that your treatment is as discreet as possible.
Why have orthodontic treatment as an adult?
The positioning of your teeth can have a huge impact on your overall facial appearance.
People who think they have a weak chin are often surprised to find that the problem is in fact an overbite – where the top teeth protrude over the top of the bottom teeth – which can be relatively easily corrected with orthodontic treatment. Equally, an underbite – where the bottom teeth protrude – can give the impression of an overly large chin, and can again be treated with aligners.
Crooked teeth can also cause some functional problems – difficulty in chewing food properly or even, in some extreme cases, speech impediments.
Which treatment is right for me?
To find out which of our discreet adult orthodontic alignment systems is best for you, the first thing to do is to book an appointment with specialist orthodontist Jamie Gwilliam.
During this initial consultation, Mr Gwilliam will examine your mouth and take some x-rays of your teeth and jaws, as well as discussing with you in detail exactly what your concerns are. He will explain the benefits and any downsides of all the treatment options, before advising which treatment he thinks would best serve your needs.
If you would like to book an appointment with specialist orthodontist Jamie Gwilliam at 76 Harley Street, please contact us.