Correcting crooked teeth was once seen as merely an aesthetic improvement. Few recognised the health advantages of straight teeth alignment.
However, crooked teeth can cause bite difficulty and can even be a home for tooth decay, as brushing is more difficult. That’s why we at EK Dental Surgery recommend orthodontic treatment to treat crooked teeth.
At EK Dental Surgery, we offer different methods of straightening teeth. We will perform a comprehensive examination of your teeth and mouth and see which type of braces best suit your case. Our available treatments include traditional braces and Invisalign.
Traditional braces are fixed orthodontic equipment. They can be place and removed by your dentist as part of your orthodontic plan.
The arch wire places constant yet gentle pressure on the brackets attached to the teeth. This force condenses and stretches the periodontal ligament (the fleshy tissue between the tooth and tooth socket that holds the teeth in place) and loosens specific teeth, which makes them easier to move. Conventional braces can take anywhere from 12 to 24 months to bring visible results, depending on the orthodontic requirement of the patient.
Invisalign involves a series of virtually invisible aligners that gently shift the teeth into their new, ideal position. The trays are removable, so you can eat and brush your teeth without hassle. This also means that you don’t need to skip your favourite foods and you can still improve your dental hygiene habits during the course of treatment.