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Orthodontics in Manchester

An effective long-term solution to straightening your teeth and correcting your bite is orthodontics. Orthodontics is a subspecialty area in dentistry that focuses on aligning and straightening teeth using wires and brackets, applying gentle pressure to the teeth to move them into a particular position. The discipline has advanced over decades and today treatment is a lot faster and more comfortable than it was in the past.

Here is an overview of orthodontics:
  1. Patients who have problems with their bite and the way their top and bottom teeth line up against each other are good candidates for orthodontic treatment.
  2. Impressions, photos and x-rays are taken at the start of treatment to determine the course of action.
  3. Brackets are bonded to individual teeth and wires clip onto them that gently guide the teeth into position over time.
  4. Good oral hygiene habits are essential during treatment and regular visits are required for check-ups and adjustments.
Life Benefits
  • Straighter teeth are healthier teeth, as there are no gaps for plaque to build up in over time.
  • Having an attractive smile will have a positive effect on your confidence.
  • Orthodontics is a long-term investment in your oral health.
  • Thanks to fixed permanent retention you can be assured that your teeth won't move after treatment is completed.

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of dental and facial irregularities. Orthodontic treatment involves the use of braces, wires, and other appliances to straighten teeth, correct bite problems, and improve dental and facial aesthetics.

Braces can be uncomfortable, but they shouldn't be painful. Most people experience some soreness or discomfort for a few days after the braces are first placed and after each adjustment appointment. Over-the-counter pain medications, such as ibuprofen, can help alleviate any discomfort.

The length of orthodontic treatment varies depending on the severity of the dental and orthodontic issues being addressed. The average treatment time for traditional metal braces is two to three years, but some cases may take longer or shorter.

There are several different types of braces available, including traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces, and clear aligners. Traditional metal braces are the most common and most affordable option. Ceramic braces are similar to metal braces, but the brackets are made of tooth-coloured material, making them less noticeable. Lingual braces are placed on the back of the teeth, making them virtually invisible. Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, are a series of clear plastic trays that gradually move the teeth into position.

During active orthodontic treatment, you will typically need to see the orthodontist every four to six weeks for adjustments. These appointments are important to ensure that the braces are working properly and to make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan.

Yes, wearing a retainer is an important part of maintaining the results of orthodontic treatment. After the braces are removed, the teeth will naturally want to shift back to their original positions. A retainer is used to hold the teeth in their new position until they become more stable. The orthodontist will provide instructions on how often to wear the retainer and for how long.

Orthodontic treatment may require some adjustments to your daily activities, particularly in the first few days after the braces are placed. You may need to avoid certain foods that are hard or sticky, and you may need to spend a little extra time caring for your teeth and braces. However, most people are able to continue their normal activities, such as playing sports and musical instruments, during orthodontic treatment.

It is common to experience some changes in speech during the first few days after braces are placed or adjusted. You may notice a slight lisp or difficulty pronouncing certain sounds. However, most people adjust to the braces quickly and speech returns to normal within a few days.

The cost of orthodontic treatment varies depending on the type of braces used and the length of treatment. Traditional metal braces are typically the most affordable option, while clear aligners are usually the most expensive. Many orthodontic offices offer payment plans and financing options to make treatment more affordable.

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Droylsden Road Dental Practice
117-119 Droylsden Road, Manchester M40 1NT


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