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The What, Where, When, Why and Who of Orthodontics.

The WHAT?

There are many different types of braces you can receive. Here at Lancashire Dental we offer:

Removable Braces – A removable brace is a type of brace that is worn full time and only taken out for cleaning. The appliance is made up of an acrylic plate with metal components that keep the appliance in place as well as re-positioning the teeth.

Twin Block Braces – Twin block braces are commonly used to correct an overjet (the space between your top and bottom teeth when your mouth is closed) A twin block brace would promote the closure of this gap. Working on similar principles to the removable appliance, the twin block appliance works by preventing your mouth from closing unless your jaw is in the correct position. This is type of appliance is age dependent.

Fixed Braces – A fixed brace consists of brackets which are stuck onto the teeth using glue. The brackets do not do any of the work, and are only there to hold the wires in place. Wires are then put through the brackets – the wires are the most important part of your fixed appliance. You will then be booked in with six weekly appointments where your teeth movement and oral hygiene are monitored.

The WHERE?

Right here! Some dental practices may refer you to a different practice to get your Orthodontic Treatment. Here at Lancashire Dental we can do your Orthodontic Treatment at the practice therefore you come along as if it’s your normal check-up.

The WHEN?

There’s a perception that braces are only for children, which couldn’t be more wrong. A lot of people do tend to get braces at a young age. However, there are now so many options for adults to get braces if they did not receive them as a child or their teeth have moved over time.

The WHY?

Lancashire Dental offer a professional and comprehensive orthodontic service, dramatically improving both appearance and function of the mouth and the rest of the face. Our highly-skilled team utilise a variety of methods to achieve these results on adults as well as children, the most common orthodontic patients. Some of the main benefits are:

  1. When your teeth are crowded or crooked, it creates tight spaces between your teeth. This is because food quickly sticks in these spaces. It is less likely to be swished out when you swallow water or brush your teeth. Over time, this debris turns into plaque and places you at risk for cavities. If you have straighter teeth they are much easier to care for.
  2. When you like your teeth, you smile more. It will make you feel more confident and happy and you will be able to show this to the people around you.
  3. They aren’t forever! Braces are only temporary and can only need months to make your teeth straighter.

The WHO?

Orthodontic Treatment here is carried out by our Specialist, Stephen Matterson. Stephen enjoys all aspects of Orthodontics and takes great pleasure in providing high quality care for his patients. Find out more about Stephen here OR to book your consultation please contact the practice.

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