Orthodontics involves correcting teeth that are badly positioned, crooked or overcrowded, as well as closing gaps between teeth and correcting bites. This is done using orthodontic braces which move the teeth into the correct positions and alignment. In fact, it is really never too late to have your teeth straightened and today there are numerous options for more convenient, faster and effective treatments including
Back to Health A to Z. These problems can mean the teeth are more likely to become damaged or put a strain on jaw muscles. Orthodontic treatment for adults can begin at any age, but the treatment options are more limited.
After three years, my pearly whites were ruler-straight. Fast forward to my early 20s and my smile was back at square one. This time I chose Invisaligna popular treatment for those who favor discreet correction, but the recommended daily wear time of 22 hours proved impossible.
Never before have there been so many ways to have your teeth straightened. Making the right decision is important. The British Orthodontic Society has created a new guide to help you navigate your options and choose the right treatment for you.
When most of us think of braces, we picture a knock-kneed kid with a network of metal wires crisscrossing his teeth. Tin grin. Metal mouth.
Crooked, misaligned teeth are very common. Many children and adults have them. Keep reading to find out why teeth come in crooked, the health problems they can sometimes cause, and the techniques used to align them.
Ideally, human teeth would line up as neatly as the keys on a piano. Unfortunately, many people must contend with crooked teeth, crowded smiles, or poorly aligned bites. These problems raise more than cosmetic concerns.
Special Offers. Orthodontic treatment makes a huge difference to the smile you want to show off, but it usually take years; financially, it might be longer than you can manage. But you have quicker options: The fastest way to straighten teeth effectively is by using new processes called "accelerated orthodontics," a form of treatment aimed at the same goal as regular orthodontic treatment in a shorter period of time.
When it comes to self-confidence, your teeth and smile have a lot to do with how you feel. Not having the smile you want can make you more hesitant to talk to people and less likely to go after the things you want in life. And while many women consider their smile something they'd like to fix about themselves, many don't consider getting their teeth straightened as an adult.