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Loughborough Orthodontics

You Asked: “Can Teeth Be Straightened At Any Age?”

Teeth straightening is one of the most popular – and common – cosmetic dental treatments carried out here in the UK. But, many people still have questions about what’s involved, who are eligible for orthodontic treatment and what cases it’s recommended for. Here are some answers to some common questions we get asked regarding teeth straightening.

When can I straighten my teeth?

At almost any age, subject to an orthodontic consultation and under guidance and recommendations from your orthodontist. We recommend Invisalign in most teeth-straightening cases for teens and adults as it’s discreet, reliable and successful.

Why straighten my teeth?

From improving your smile’s appearance to better oral health, there are lots of benefits to Invisalign treatment. By creating the right spacing between the teeth, you could make them easier to clean and less likely to trap decay-causing food particles and bacteria. And, by correcting a bite problem, you could be preventing future tooth wear or concerns like TMJ.

Can I have Invisalign after past brace treatment?

Yes, in many cases. Just talk to us to find out whether Invisalign is suitable for your case. For your Invisalign treatment to be successful, you’ll need to wear your braces for 20-22 hours per day, change the aligners when recommended by your orthodontist and ensure you don’t miss any days. You’ll also need check-ups with your dentist to ensure you’re staying on track.

How do I keep my smile straight?

After treatment, you’ll likely have a refinement period, to make those final adjustments and ensure you’re happy with the finished results.  And, you’ll also need to wear retainers to keep your teeth straight in the future. Though wear time varies between patients, in most cases they can be worn overnight, so treatment won’t interfere with your daily life.

Why Invisalign?

Invisalign is just one of many orthodontic options for teeth straightening that we offer, but it’s one we favour because it can calculate precise teeth movements during the process as well as create an image of your final results, making it a predictable and reliable treatment.

How do I book Invisalign?

You can get in touch with our expert orthodontists via our contact page. Call, email, drop-in or fill out a web form to contact us. We’ll then arrange a consultation to check if the treatment is suited to your smile. If not, we might be able to recommend other orthodontic treatments. Finally, we’ll start your teeth straightening journey right here in Loughborough. We’re looking forward to hearing from you very soon!

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