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Orthodontic Treatment

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Smile Zone uses the latest technology in a state-of-the-art clinic for orthodontic treatment. We are particularly well known for invisible braces for adults and teenagers and guarantee that any treatment we provide is of the highest quality.

The purpose of orthodontic braces is to treat your misaligned, crooked, crowded or protruding teeth. It close gaps between teeth to make sure your top and bottom teeth meet when you close your mouth. This makes your bite correct, let you eat more comfortably and benefit your smile.

It closes gaps between teeth to make sure your top and bottom teeth meet when you close your mouth

Orthodontic treatments are not just for children. Many adults face problems of improper teeth alignment. With discreet teeth straightening options available at Smile Zone, adult orthodontics has become easier than ever.

TYPES OF BRACES:
Braces have to be worn at all times for the duration of the treatment. Some braces can be removed, whereas some are fixed to the front or back of your teeth. Our dentist will discuss with you which type of brace can be most suitable for you.
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Fixed braces
Fixed braces can be removed by the dentist because they are attached to the surface of the teeth. Fixed braces are capable of moving your teeth in a very precise manner, and therefore they are the most commonly used type of brace.

A fixed brace consists of small brackets, cemented to your teeth, and joined together with a wire. It's generally made of metal, but sometimes it can be made of plastic or ceramic, which are less noticeable.

If required, an orthodontic mini-screw can be used to straighten your teeth, which provides a stable point to move your teeth. It is placed in a jawbone and is attached to the brace. After a mini-screw is fixed, for a few days your mouth and teeth may feel tender or painful.

After the treatment is over and brace is removed, the dentist our orthodontist will clean the brackets and filling material from your teeth.



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Aligners
Aligners are removable moulds made of clear plastic. They are used if your condition is mild and you have most of your adult teeth which need to be moved in place.

A set of two aligners (for upper and lower teeth) needs to be worn for two weeks and then need to be replaced with a new set. This procedure continues until the treatment is complete and your teeth have moved into their correct positions.

Advantages of aligners, include that they are almost transparent and therefore difficult to notice and at the same time they are easier to clean than fixed braces.

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Retainers
After your orthodontic treatment is complete, there remains a possibility that your teeth may move back towards their original position. This is called relapse. To stop this happening our orthodontist may use retainers, which are special braces used to keep your teeth in the correct position. Duration of wear of retainers differs from patient to patient, depending on individual condition.

Retainers are available as removable and fixed, having their own advantages and disadvantages. Our orthodontist will help choose the best for you.

THE BENEFITS OF ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT:

•Straight teeth remain comparatively healthy as they are not as difficult to clean as crowded teeth.

•Orthodontic treatment can improve facial profile by moving the jaw and realigning the bite.

•Orthodontic treatment can resolve problems of clicking teeth - which can cause pain in jaws and creates tension on gum tissues.

•It can reduce damage to prominent teeth.

•Feeling confident about your smile is a great morale booster and can raise your confidence levels and self-esteem too.
When Do I Need To See Orthodontist?
You need to see us to treat the following concerns or problems:
•Crooked teeth
•An improper bite
•Excessive teeth grinding
•Tension on gum tissue caused because of improper bite
•Uncomfortable smile
•Wrong alignment of teeth, lip and jaw
•Overcrowded teeth
•Teeth clicking
•Damage to prominent teeth

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109 Coleman Road
Leicester
LE5 4LE

info@smilezonedental.co.uk
0116 276 4693

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109 Coleman Road
Leicester
LE5 4LE

info@smilezonedental.co.uk
0116 276 4693