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Orthodontist Haywards Heath (Advice & Referral)

Orthodontics is the practice of straightening teeth.

When teeth are crooked, crowded or misaligned, orthodontic treatment is used to achieve a much straighter and even bite. Through various orthodontic appliances, gentle pressure is continuously applied to move teeth into the correct position.

Orthodontic treatment is not just for children. In these modern days, adults can also benefit from having braces. No matter what age you are, orthodontics can help just about anyone. Orthodontics may be easier for children and teens as their jaw bones are “softer” and still developing , making it easier to move teeth into position. In adults, it is not impossible to have braces but as the bone is more mature, teeth movement will take a little longer.

An orthodontist is a dental specialist whose practice is limited to the field of orthodontics. Orthodontists complete at least two extra years of post graduate training to hone their skills. Either an orthodontist or dentist who does dental braces determine the need for dental treatment and will monitor your bite until he or she feels you are ready to start your orthodontic work.

Removable or fixed dental braces

Dental braces are either removable of fixed. Today’s braces are very different from years gone by. Gone are the days of the full metal mouth and many orthodontic patients can achieve a smile with little discomfort or embarrassment.

The first step in getting any orthodontic work is a consultation. Your dentist will check your bite and determine your need for dental braces.

Some patients may choose not to use dental braces because they dislike the appearance or don’t have the time. If one is happy with unstraightened and crooked teeth then there is no need to have braces.

It is reassuring to us to know that our dentist Albert Pang is there to advise and assist us in all the dental problems associated with old age. We could not ask for more and would recommend him to anyone living in or near Haywards Heath.
Bob Sansom
Haywards Heath