Each year about 200,000 teenagers are fitted with braces, mostly the fixed, train-track style that most of us are familiar with. These are children that the NHS regards as needing the treatment because of the severity of their problems. Unfortunately, there are many more of us who were unable to have their teeth straightened when we were younger and we have had to live with crooked, gappy or uneven teeth for years.
According to the British Orthodontic Society, 75% of all adults are in need of some form of teeth straightening treatment. The problem is that in many cases, you may feel that the wonky teeth that you have become accustomed to are better than having a mouthful of metal. Now, believe it or not, that problem has vanished. Advances in the science of orthodontics and the materials available for the manufacture of braces has transformed the way that your teeth can be straightened by your orthodontist in Hampshire.
Clearly better braces
If you do a search on-line for invisible or hidden braces you will see a long list of options such as clear braces or transparent braces, and a number of different brands such as Invisalign, which you may occasionally see misspelled as Invisaline in various blogs if you are doing your research about these treatments. Invisalign braces are also known as removable aligners, which are worn for a minimum of 22 hours daily. All of the aligners that are needed to straighten your teeth are created using the 3D computer images made by your orthodontist in Hampshire so that you will be able to see exactly how your teeth will look at the end of your treatment.
You may also see that you can order a similar type of clear and removable braces on-line just by taking a photograph of your smile. What you should remember is that although the process of straightening your teeth looks quite simple, it is not. All dentists have studied for five years to qualify, and a specialist orthodontist will have undertaken an additional three years of full-time study, this should give you some idea of how complex orthodontics actually is. Attempting to straighten you own teeth without the supervision of your orthodontist could result in tooth loss or serious damage to your teeth.