Answers To Your Questions About Braces

Orthodontic treatment can realign your teeth, adjust your bite and help you smile with more confidence. Straight teeth improve the apperance of your smile and promote overall oral health reducing the risk of decay, gum disease, and complex bite concerns.  Buckle Advanced Dental Care provides personalized orthodontic treatment plans to correct orthodontic concerns in children, adults, and teens.

Braces: Questions & Answers

If you are considering braces, you may have many questions about your treatment. Our in-house orthodontist Dr. Laurence Master’s answers some of the most commonly asked questions about braces. Our dental care team will be happy to discuss any further questions you may have and can offer personalized advice during your orthodontic consultation.

Am I too old for braces?
In short, no! Age is not a factor, only the health of your gums and bone which support your teeth. We know that the word braces conjures up images of metal train tracks, but with advancements in orthodontic procedures, we are able to subtly straighten teeth of both adults and children alike. We offer discreet options, like Invisalign, for teen and adult patients looking for a less noticeable way to realign their teeth. Not only will you have straighter teeth but treatment can also improve the way your teeth bite together and can make your smile easier to clean improving your overall oral health.

I had braces in the past but my teeth have moved, what can I do?
Minor movements of teeth are unavoidable, even if you have worn a retainer. But there are many options available to straighten your teeth again with braces that can be hidden from view making them less obtrusive, such as clear aligners or Invisalign. We would discuss the most appropriate treatment option for you.

I really want Invisalign treatment but will it affect my speech?

The vast majority of patients report no effect on speech. However, there is an initial adjustment period associated with having something new in the mouth. Typically after about week patients fully adjust to normal speech while wearing their Invisalign aligners.

Which type of treatment is the fastest?
Thanks to advances in technology, just about every type of orthodontic treatments are relatively quick. There are many different methods to speed up your orthodontic treatment and your Orthodontist can prepare a customized treatment plan to help you achieve the best results.

Book An Orthodontic Appointment

Book an appointment with our Orthodontist Dr. Laurence Masters to learn about which treatment option will help you achieve your ideal smile.

Dr. Laurence is a member of the British Orthodontic Society (BOS), American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), International Association of Orthodontists and Implantologists (iAOI) and Fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontics (WFO). Laurence is a certified provider of Invisalign, Incognito and WIN lingual braces. He is constantly enriching his orthodontic knowledge and has recently finished the prestigious FACE/Roth-Williams advanced multidisciplinary postgraduate course in San Sebastian, Spain. He is one of the only specialists in the UK to have had the honour of being part of this illustrious group of Orthodontists.

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