Teeth Straightening at Autograph Dental in Cambridge
Teeth straightening, also know as orthodontics, is a long term commitment, so finding the right method for you and your lifestyle is important. Orthodontics isn’t simply about straight teeth, it can make a difference to your appearance, your bite and your overall oral health.
In the ideal world, our teeth would bite down in a very specific way to optimise function and oral health. Unfortunately, our teeth are almost never naturally perfect and this can cause problems with chewing, oral hygiene, speaking and aesthetics.
Orthodontic treatment is normally done when we are teenagers - our teeth have developed to a point where any problems are clearly identifiable and it is therefore the best time to treat them for the long term. However, the good news is that many of these orthodontic conditions are very treatable, even in adults!Learn More
From the scanners we use to comfortably gain a model of your teeth to the state of the art processes used to create your bespoke aligner brace or retainer, digital dentistry is a vital part of modern Orthodontics.
Living with braces
When you have your appliance fitted, we will show you how to look after the appliance and your teeth.
It is important for you to keep your teeth and the appliance clean throughout the treatment, you will need to attend regular appointments so your brace can be adjusted, or to collect your next set of aligners.Learn More
Orthodontics for Adults
Braces no longer need to be seen and orthodontics can dramatically enhance your facial features!
With advancements in dental materials and technology, unattractive metal braces are in the past. There are so many aesthetic types of appliances available today. Invisalign are removable appliances made from highly aesthetic transparent materials. There are also completely hidden lingual appliances, which cannot be seen as they are placed on the inner aspect of the dental arch.Learn More
Orthodontics for Children
Orthodontic treatment can be provided at any age, even though most people think of pre-teens and teens when they think of orthodontics. Orthodontists recommend starting the process while the child is still growing. By taking advantage of growth spurts, and specialised appliances, we can hope to move the teeth and jaw into a better alignment quicker and the results are likely to be more stable.
If you have any questions about teeth straightening aligners or orthodontic braces, it is likely we have been asked it before. Check out the common questions we have been asked here. If you still have questions get in touch and we will get back to you.