Orthodontics Preston


At Preston, we believe the best way to approach and understand whether you require orthodontic treatment is to talk to us!

The aim of orthodontics is to apply pressure to your teeth over time which often allows us to move and manipulate the position of your teeth. It is often categorised as a cosmetic treatment as it effectively straightens teeth giving a more uniform and perfectly aligned look that is aesthetically appealing. There is however a lot more benefits to orthodontics than how you look and can improve the functionality of your teeth dramatically and in terms preventing any life long problems crooked teeth can cause.

At Preston, we believe the best way to approach and understand whether you require orthodontic treatment is to talk to us. We are the people that regularly performs check up and knows your unique teeth. We have dentists that are highly trained in the orthodontics and perform a wide range of cases over the years. Natural misalignment occurs spontaneously over a lifetime, so keeping your teeth in check means there are better chance for us to catch any irregularity and make minor adjustments quickly and effectively. It can save you money in the long run and avoid any significant add on cost and orthodontic procedures.

When is the best time to have orthodontic treatment?
Most people associate orthodontic treatment to teenagers when in fact it can be done virtually to adults of all ages. We recommend parents with concerns of their childrenʼs teeth to come and sit down with our experienced dentists from the age of 7 to 10. This enables us to form an assessment of the development of their jaw and teeth and allows us to act early if measures need to be taken such as removal of teeth due to crowding or applications of a space maintainers. Other measures can be non invasive such as myobrace and at this age we focus on the overall functionality more so than appearance. If your teeth are in the wrong position in your mouth, are crooked or have gaps between them, then we offer the latest developments in high-tech orthodontic treatments that can make your smile straighter.

What are the orthodontic options?
Orthodontics Recent improvements in traditional braces have resulted in smaller, stronger, more efficient and less conspicuous brackets.
Metal brackets are the most familiar, however, clear and tooth-coloured ceramic brackets are also available. Invisalign or clear aligners are now a more popular choice amongst our patients, please ask our dentists to determine your suitability.
Metal Braces, Ceramic Braces
Braces are bonded brackets, arch wires and elastic bands that move crowded or spaced teeth into the proper position for appearance and function. Over a period of time, teeth will shift if constant, gentle pressure is applied. Brackets are bonded to the front surface of each tooth and wires are attached to the brackets with elastic bands. The slight tension on the wire is gently transferred to the bracket through the elastic band. Todayʼs orthodontic treatment is faster, comfortable and more fashionable than ever before for children, teens and adults.
Invisalign or Clear Aligners
Donʼt forget if fixed braces are not what you desire, there are alternatives like Invisalign. We understand it is not an easy decision for you or your family whoever may be and therefore we highly recommend you to come in for a no obligation free consultation so we can better address your concerns.
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