Crookedness of teeth or a ‘malocclusion’ refers either to poor alignment of teeth or lack of their straightness; or it refers to a wrong bite – that is to say the way upper and lower teeth meet is not ideal. This can be caused by a number of factors such as the size or shape of the teeth; action of the muscles of the face; or the number and size of the teeth, the way teeth get stuck, or the direction they come through. Many of these factors are genetic, but there are also environmental factors such as early loss of milk or permanent teeth for various reasons.
DENTAL PROBLEMS AND OUR BESPOKE SOLUTIONS FOR YOU
We provide various options for treatment depending on your unique dental problem.
At your consultation, our specialist orthodontist will seek to understand your specific orthodontic problems, concerns, and goals. We will find out what your personal vision for your final outcome is to ensure we can create a unique plan to meet your expectations.
Here at Elite Orthodontics, we recommend that children should have an orthodontic check-up at around the age of 8.
Our specialist orthodontists can detect many developing problems at this age. There are often numerous benefits to having brace treatment before the coming through of all permanent teeth such as prevention of potential complex problems and making future treatment much more simple.
If left untreated, crooked teeth could lead to an improper bite, tooth wear, tooth injury and even tooth decay and gum disease. Crooked teeth can also lead to a decrease in one’s self-confidence. Treatment by our specialist orthodontists to correct the original problem is often less costly than the additional dental care required to treat more serious problems that can develop in later years.
This does not mean that all children need treatment at this age. However, it does allow your orthodontist to determine whether your child could benefit from early intervention with simple and relatively brief cost-effective treatment.
Orthodontic treatment is not only limited to children and adolescents, and many of our patients are adults. At Elite Orthodontics we aim to give our adult patients beautiful smiles and healthy, well-functioning teeth. Having established an excellent reputation in the Harley Street area, we are fortunate that many dentists refer their adult patients to us for improvements in the arrangement of their teeth, either as the only treatment or prior to other cosmetic or restorative dentistry. This often results in much better outcomes and easier, less costly, and more effective treatment by the other dentist.
Other adult patients have had treatment in the past which didn’t work or has since relapsed. Our specialists at Elite Orthodontics are delighted to help these patients restore their smiles and the confidence in their appearance.