Orthodontics, what type of dental treatment is this?

When looking to improve certain aspects of your teeth, such as the appearance, positioning and function of misaligned or overcrowded teeth, the aim of orthodontic treatment is to realign the teeth using treatments such as the traditional metal brace or in more modern dentistry, clear aligners.

So why might an orthodontist Liverpool be relevant to you?

First of all it is important to understand what is being discussed when referring to an orthodontist in Liverpool. Simply put, it is a dentist who has decided to specialise in the alignment of the teeth and jaw, similar to how doctors choose a specialist field to go into. So if there are insecurities, fears and overall embarrassment about the alignment of your teeth then orthodontic treatments and procedures are for you.

As a teenager or adult, the thought of wearing a chunky metal brace with wires fills the individual with as much dread as having the original insecurity of misalignment or overcrowding. Luckily in modern dentistry the orthodontic treatments have taken on board the cosmetic appearance of braces and therefore there are a variety of options available to patients. Some of the options available can now be relatively inconspicuous and some styles are even removable and can be taken out by the patient when required or advised to.

One particular option is to follow the Six Month Smiles treatment which takes an average time of six months for treatment to be effective. Although the six month marker does alter dependent on the patient, it is considered to be a quicker treatment when compared to some of the more traditional treatments.

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The benefits of the Six Month Smiles treatment plan are as follows:

  1. The clear brackets combined with the tooth coloured wires create a discreet, almost invisible brace. Therefore fear of wearing a chunky brace is eliminated. Confidence can also start building up from the moment the treatment begins. This is down to the fact that the inconspicuous brace will be working constantly on the improvement of the teeth whilst the patient continues with their daily life. There will be no need to wear a face mask indoors whilst in a zoom meeting due to fear of what the mouth area looks like. Smiling with pride whilst having treatment is possible!
  2. Depending on the severity of the misalignment the Six Month Smiles treatment also offers invisible aligners. Therefore there are further options which can be discussed with your orthodontist.
  3. Whilst clear aligners are effective on the front teeth, research has shown that braces are still the more conservative approach to realignment and can offer one of the most predictable results at the end.
  4. Whilst traditional braces and clear aligners have their own benefits and are beneficial to certain cases, the Six Month Smiles treatment often is a more cost effective treatment. This does not reduce the effectiveness of the treatment; it can merely be a more affordable way forward.

As with all treatments there are eligibility requirements to the Six Month Smiles treatment plan. Luckily with the two possible treatment options, braces and aligners, only five per cent of cases do not qualify.

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