Today’s orthodontic braces can correct complex bite problems affecting all the teeth, or are more cosmetically oriented, concentrating on the teeth that are visible when smiling and talking with others. These cosmetic braces can often produce results within just a few months, but conventional orthodontic treatment generally takes a year or so to complete.
Modern Braces are Easy to Look After
The lack of fixed brackets and fiddly wires means modern braces are much easier to care for and to keep clean. Removable braces are taken out whenever you brush and floss and for eating, so there is no need to avoid certain foods during treatment.
More than Merely Cosmetic
Although many people will be interested in orthodontics to improve the appearance of their teeth, it can often help improve oral health. Teeth that are very crooked or closely packed in can be difficult to brush and floss thoroughly, increasing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Straighter teeth are easier to keep clean, and this can be an excellent reason for considering orthodontics.