Braces are commonly used for children and teenagers, but orthodontic treatment can be beneficial to patients of all ages. Danny de Villiers dental practice in Weybridge offers braces for patients of all ages, and is keen to promote non-extraction orthodontics – which are more comfortable and less stressful for patients.
We take a holistic approach to dental treatment at our Weybridge clinic. This means considering the person as a whole, rather than just thinking about the teeth. Your dentist will first diagnose the problems causing uneven or misaligned teeth, and will then provide appropriate treatment.
What braces are used for
The most common time for orthodontic treatment is during childhood or the teenage years. At Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge we encourage parents to bring their children in from a young age, so that orthodontic correction can begin early, thus will be less complex and require less invasive procedures to treat.
Braces can be used to help problems caused by thumb sucking or prolonged use of a dummy. Among the issues they can help with are:
- Mouth breathing
- Crooked or poorly-spaced teeth
- Deep bite or overbite
- Crowded teeth
- Protruding front teeth
- Tongue thrusting
Our Weybridge dental centre offers a range of braces to treat all of these problems in children and teenagers.
Cosmetic braces for adults
An increasing number of adults are also seeking treatment with braces later in life. At our Weybridge dental clinic we offer treatment with the popular Six Month Smiles cosmetic brace system. These appliances are suitable for mild to moderate correction of issues affecting the front teeth – i.e. those that show when you smile.
It is these “social six” teeth that the majority of adults who come to our Weybridge clinic are concerned about. Six Month Smiles have several benefits when compared with traditional appliances. These include: being made from clear and tooth-coloured components, so blending in with your natural tooth colour; acting in an average time of half a year – some mild cases complete within three months; using lower forces, making treatment much more comfortable.
We welcome new patients of all ages who are interested in treatment with braces in Weybridge.