Orthodontics in Windsor
The traditional use of orthodontics has always been to improve your smile, but many people don’t realise that there are so many other benefits to them as well. If you’re considering orthodontics in Windsor, then you need to see how Langleys Dental can help you.
The Benefits Of Orthodontic Care
There are so many reasons why you’re considering orthodontics in Windsor. Here are just a few reasons why it’s right for you:
Improve the look of your teeth: When your teeth are slightly crooked, it has a real impact on your confidence. Using orthodontics to straighten them really helps you feel happier about your smile.
Improve a malocclusion: A malocclusion is usually the cause of crowded or misaligned teeth. This can actually lead to a whole host of health problems, such as headaches, crooked teeth, jaw pain, biting the inner cheeks and tongue, and more. With orthodontic treatment, this can be corrected to improve your quality of life.
Correct breathing and swallowing problems: You may find you have issues with breathing and swallowing, mostly in your sleep. This is something that can happen due to misaligned teeth, but it can be easily corrected. Orthodontics in Windsor will help you correct this issue.
Help maintain good oral hygiene: When your teeth are misaligned, it’s so difficult to properly brush and floss them. This allows plaque to form, creating more problems down the line. Getting orthodontic work done will stop this from happening, and help you keep up a good oral hygiene routine.
Types of Orthodontic Braces
Never had braces before? You’ll probably be imagining the metal braces that you saw on kids all the time when you were younger. While these are still a great way to straighten teeth, there are now even more ways to do so. Here are some of the options that we can offer you.
Metal braces: This traditional method still works well in a lot of cases. To straighten teeth, high-quality stainless steel or titanium brackets are stuck to the front of the teeth, with an archwire going through the middle of each bracket. There are ligature elastics that hold the wire in place.
This wire is designed to place constant pressure on your teeth, pulling them into place. This shouldn’t be painful, so you won’t have to worry about it getting in the way of everyday life. It may feel tight at first, but it passes after a couple of days. At each appointment, your orthodontist will tighten the wires.
Clear braces: These are almost the same as metal braces, except the brackets are made of ceramic, rather than metal. That makes them a lot less noticeable. These are a more expensive option because of the material, but many people looking for orthodontics in Windsor like to go for these.
Invisalign: This is another popular orthodontic tool, that you have probably heard of. These braces are made of a thermoplastic material and are moulded to clip over your teeth. They’re custom made for your teeth, and work by applying pressure bit by bit.
Many people like these as they’re basically noticeable once you have them in your mouth. They’re also removable, so if you need to take them out, you can. However, they have no noticeable impact on you day today, so it’s easy to forget you’re wearing them. They’re a very popular option for those looking at orthodontics in Windsor.
Lingual braces: These braces work in a similar way to metal braces, but they actually are fitted behind the teeth, rather than on the front of them. You’ll see these referred to as ‘tongue side’ braces too. They’re popular with patients as they are another form of ‘invisible’ braces.
They take a little getting used to, but they are highly effective. They’re seen to be just as effective as regular metal braces, so you’ll get the same effect without having to wear obvious braces.
For more information please contact Langley’s Dental Centre on 01344 842953.
We are only a short drive away from Windsor!