Orthodontic Treatment for Adults & Children
Whatever stage you are in your life, orthodontic treatment could help align your teeth and create a beautiful smile.
The British Orthodontic Society recommends that every child should see an orthodontist sooner rather than later. Sometimes problems are spotted by parents, early examination enables the orthodontist to spot problems more quickly, to evaluate them, and to determine the appropriate time to treatment. Find out More
At Green Street Dental we provide adult and teens orthodontic treatment with the latest developments in orthodontics, with Invisalign, ceramic or fixed braces
During your consultation, we will examine your face, mouth, and teeth. Moulds or scans may be taken of your teeth, along with any necessary x-rays. We’ll then talk with you about your treatment options and give you a provisional quote.
Straighter teeth can make a difference to your long term on your oral health because they are easier to keep clean and therefore less likely to suffer decay and gum disease, which is the biggest cause of tooth loss.
How we can help?
Over Crowded Jaw
This is a common problem with patients who seek orthodontic treatments for over-crowded jaw – this is when you have too many teeth, which are often misaligned Crowded teeth make teeth cleaning more of a challenge, as it is hard to properly eliminate all of the plaque on and between the teeth. Consequently, the risk of tooth decay, gingivitis, and periodontal disease increases.
Your dentist and orthodontist will guide you in making the best choice of orthodontic treatment based on your unique situation and needs.
Overjet is a condition in which the upper front teeth protrude outward. Sometimes called buck teeth. If the teeth protrude more than four milometers ,it is considered an overjet. In some cases, it can be severe that the teeth extend past the lower lip. Behaviors such as thumb sucking or tongue may cause the upper teeth overtime to splay out.
In most cases, overjet can be treated successfully with orthodontic treatment
Deep overbite is when the upper front teeth almost completely overlap the lower front teeth. In adults, missing back teeth can create or worsen an existing deep overbite, causing the bite and lower face to collapse and making your face look older. This can be a very serious issue and often leads to loss of the front teeth.
When braces are used at the right time it can help promote good oral health.
An open bite is when the upper and lower incisor (front) teeth do not meet each other when biting down, it is known as an “open bite.” Even when your mouth is closed, the front teeth fail to meet. This type of bite can make it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to completely bite through certain foods not least a negative effect on your self-confidence because of embarrassment about how your teeth look.
Excessive spacing or gaps between the teeth is a common cosmetic orthodontic complaint These spaces can form anywhere in the mouth but are sometimes noticeable between the two upper front teeth. This condition affects both adults and children.
Modern orthodontic treatment offers a range of solutions for gappy teeth,
the sooner you seek treatment, the easier and quicker it will be to treat.
Lower Jaw Protrusion
A protruding lower jaw can cause many problems for patients. When orthodontic care is not enough, mouth surgery is often necessary to correct a patient’s appearance and oral function. When one jaw protrudes out further than the other does, patients are more than likely to experience discomfort and pain when eating and speaking. They are also more likely to experience untimely tooth wear that can lead to damaged and injured teeth.
When you visit us for your initial orthodontics consultation, our orthodontists will carry out a thorough examination of your mouth to aid in diagnosis
What Happens Next?
During your consultation your specialist orthodontist will examine your teeth; x-rays and photographs of your teeth may be taken, and sometimes impressions (moulds of your teeth) are needed to help us decide what course of treatment is best for you. At this point, if you are aged 17 or under, you will also be assessed to see if you qualify for NHS care.