What is Orthodontics in Lincolnshire?
Orthodontics is the specialist area of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of mal-positioned teeth and jaws and misaligned bite patterns.
An orthodontist is someone who has qualified as a dentist and then completes a further 3 years training in the study of orthodontics. Orthodontic treatment usually involves the use of dental braces which can be used to:
- Correct crowding of teeth
- Straighten crooked teeth
- Correct your bite so that your teeth meet evenly at the front and back
Orthodontic treatment is very common and whilst it used to focus on the treatment of children’s teeth and jaws, we are now treating more adult patients from Market Rasen, Gainsborough, Sudbrooke, Fiskerton, Reepham, Cherry Willingham, Nettleham, Welton, Caistor Keelby and throughout Lincolnshire who would like to get their teeth straightened.
What is involved with orthodontics
At Wolds Dental Studio in Market Rasen, our specialist orthodontist will thoroughly assess your teeth which will include taking highly detailed images of your mouth and teeth using our CBCT (Cone Beam CT) scan.
The different dental braces for orthodontic treatment at Wolds Dental Studio are:
Invisalign is a revolutionary new way to straighten teeth using clear, plastic aligners that sit over the top of your teeth. They are popular because they are comfortable, practically invisible and removable which makes them more hygienic.
Fixed braces are the traditional form of orthodontic treatment. We now offer ceramic fixed braces which means they are less conspicuous than the metal version. Brackets are fixed to your teeth and threaded through with tooth-coloured wires. This creates the tension which move the teeth into position.
CFast braces uses clear brackets and tooth coloured wires to only treat the front adult teeth. As the focus on teeth straightening is only on the visible teeth in your smile, the treatment is fast with most treatments being completed between 6 and 9 months.
Wolds Dental for
Affordable dental care – we offer 0% finance and work closely with you to create finance plans which will work to your budget
Comfortable and pain free – we will do all we can to make you relaxed and comfortable. We will listen to you and ensure you are in control
Patient generated care – everything we do is focused on what is right for you and your treatment
Free cosmetic consultation – book a free consultation to find out more about this treatment in detail
Technology lead – our CBCT scanner enables us to better control your orthodontic treatment
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What are the benefits of Orthodontics?
Patients from Market Rasen, Reepham, Caistor, Nettleham, Fiskerton, Welton, Cherry Willingham, Keelby, Gainsborough, Sudbrooke and Lincolnshire are choosing orthodontics because:
- Orthodontics will improve your confidence to smile again. If you hate your teeth because they are crooked or overcrowded, we can help you fix them
- Orthodontic treatment will enable better oral hygiene. If you have crooked or overlapping teeth, they can be hard to keep clean which can lead to teeth becoming stained and unattractive. If food gets trapped between your teeth you are at more risk of developing tooth decay which could lead to tooth loss
- Orthodontics can improve your bite so that you can chew your food and bite together evenly
- Overcrowded and crooked teeth can cause pressure on adjacent teeth which can sometimes lead to them moving or becoming loose. Orthodontic treatment can space out overcrowded teeth and prevent any long-term damage or tooth loss
Frequently Asked Questions about Orthodontics
Why should I have orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontic treatment will straighten or move your teeth into a better position to make them look good, help them to function better and make it easier to keep them clean too.
If you have protruding teeth, they might be more prone to damage, but orthodontic treatment can help move them back, so they are less vulnerable.
Bite problems can cause pressure on the muscles and joints in your jaw which can cause headaches and other problems. Orthodontic treatment can help you to bite more evenly and ease the pressure.
What is the best age to have orthodontic treatment?
Generally, the best time to start orthodontic treatment is during childhood once all the adult teeth have come through at about 12 to 14 years. However, more and more adults are opting to have orthodontic treatment, not only for cosmetic reasons, but to keep teeth healthy and clean for longer in life.
Can orthodontics damage my teeth?
Orthodontic treatment or braces cannot damage your teeth, but your teeth can become damaged if you do not look after them carefully during treatment. If you don’t clean your teeth properly or consume too many sugary foods and drinks during orthodontic treatment, you may find that you develop tooth decay. You need to make sure that you are cleaning your teeth properly especially if you are wearing fixed braces and that you continue to visit the hygienist throughout your orthodontic treatment.
Other services to help with your smile journey
We understand that dental treatment can be expensive, but we aim to make all our dental treatments affordable and accessible. We offer flexible finance payment plans over different periods to suit your budget. You can also take advantage of our 0% finance to spread the cost.
Dental anxiety or a dental phobia is terrifying and can prevent you getting the dental treatment that you really need. Our specialist team are fully trained in dental anxiety and have tips to help you manage your fears. The first step is to get in touch so that we can start a conversation.
Take a look through our smile gallery to see the before and after photos of some of our amazing dental patients in Lincolnshire. You’ll see examples of straightening crooked teeth, replacing missing teeth, whitening yellow teeth and disguising chipped teeth.
If you’re suffering from dental anxiety, have a strong gag reflex or need a complex dental treatment, sedation can help. Our expert dentists have had specialist training in safely administering sedation. You’ll feel completely relaxed and won’t remember much about the procedure.