Implants & Cosmetic Dentistry
Orthodontics at clent dental
Teeth can cause all sorts of problems, especially when they are coming through, such as:
> They can be very crowded
> Become stuck between other teeth
> Be missing altogether
> Be in the wrong place.
Treatment normally takes 6-24 months to complete - depending on the severity of the initial problem. Your fixed appliances will need to be adjusted monthly as the teeth will be moving into their more aligned position. Fixed appliances are designed to be as smooth as possible. However, in a mouth that is it not used to them initial discomfort is not uncommon.
If the appliance rubs your mouth wax is available from us. A small piece of this should be removed and rubbed between your finger and thumb to soften the wax. It should then be applied to the part of the appliance which is rubbing. Your mouth usually adapts to the appliance after a day or two. The discomfort is usually temporary.
After fitting, or after adjustments of the appliance, it is not unusual to experience a little discomfort. We recommend taking some pain killers just in case.
Your appliance should be cleaned by regular brushing around and between the brackets at least three times a day, especially after meals. A fluoride mouth wash is recommended on a regular basis, this is because failure to keep the appliance clean may lead to progressive decay.
Dietary advice for fixed appliances; try to avoid chewy foods as it may get stuck between the braces. It is best to avoid fizzy drinks as they contain acid which can damage your teeth. However, if you do choose to drink fizzy drinks then we recommend drinking through a straw.
Once treatment has started it should be completed, otherwise you may be worse off, especially if teeth have been extracted.
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At Clent Dental Care Surgery we use fixed appliances with either metal brackets and wires or clear sapphire brackets and white wires. We also use Essix appliances clear, removable, thin plastic for simple tooth movements. Treatment is available for adults as well as children. We offer out of school hours appointments to minimise disruption to your child’s education. Please ask us about our fast treatment options involving expansion and tooth stripping, many treatments are completed within six months.
radiance Clear Polished Brackets
Every Radiance bracket is a polished jewel, made from single crystal pure grown sapphire, the second hardest mineral known to man. Each crystal is honed and then heat polished into a superbly smooth, incredibly clear, and astoundingly strong bracket. Once bonded, Radiance is nearly invisible on the tooth.
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