If your Manchester dentist has recommended you see a local orthodontist, Manchester it’s only natural you might feel a little wary. This is understandable because in the past orthodontic treatments have been less than flattering especially when it comes to aesthetics. Nowadays however orthodontic treatments have progressed and adult treatments such as invisible braces Manchester, offer discreet treatments that are a million miles away from the clunky, metallic, train-track style braces of old. That said, it’s still important to ask the right questions in order to get the most out of your consultation. With this in mind, here are some of the top questions you should be asking, plus the answers.
How long will my orthodontic treatment take?
The answer to this question depends on many factors including the degree of the condition, the requirements of the patient, and of course the patient’s cooperation. Generally speaking if you have a mild problem and are really only concerned about the aesthetics of your smile, then your orthodontist in Manchester may well recommend fast or accelerated orthodontic treatments. These can take just a few weeks to several months to complete. Alternatively if you have a more serious dental condition, or are after full jaw and bone alignment, then longer term treatments are usually the better option. These take anywhere between one to three years to complete.
How does the treatment work?
Custom made braces are designed by the orthodontist according to the dental issue you have. They may be fixed bracket and wiring style braces or removable aligner style systems. They can also be made of ceramic, plastic or metal. Whatever the style and type, they all work by applying a controlled but gentle continual force which pushes or pulls the teeth slowly back into alignment. The methods used may be different but the results are the same.
Are there more discreet treatments?
It’s understandable that many adults are cautious when being told that their teeth would benefit from wearing braces. Chances are they remember someone from their schooldays sporting a less than flattering mouth full of metal and it kind of puts them off. The good news is that conventional metal-style braces are only one of a multitude of braces designed for adults. In addition there are brace systems known as lingual braces which are worn on the inside of the teeth so they can’t be seen when you smile or speak. Or alternatively there are more conventional style ceramic braces that utilise tooth coloured brackets and wiring. Finally how about an aligner style brace made from a strengthened thermoplastic? These are virtually invisible. As you can see there are a multitude of fixed and removable discreet and invisible braces in Manchester, designed to fit in with your lifestyle.
Do teeth that have braces need special care?
It’s advisable that people with fixed braces avoid sticky or excessively hard foods. In addition chewing on pens, pencils, or indeed fingernails, can also damage the braces. When it comes to cleaning, removable braces simply get taken out and replaced after the teeth have been given a thorough clean. With fixed braces, more care needs to be taken to brush in and around the brackets and wiring to prevent food particles from becoming lodged. Regular flossing is also important.
What does orthodontic treatment cost?
Orthodontic treatments can vary considerably in price depending on the type of system you need. Any orthodontist in Manchester should be more than happy to discuss costs and payment options before treatment starts. Most practices offer a variety of finance options so payments can be spread over a number of months, making treatments more affordable, so it’s worth asking the question.
So there you have it – All the important questions you should ask your orthodontist Manchester in one handy place. Of course if you’d like to find out more about invisible braces Manchester or any other type of brace system them contact Church Road Dental and Cosmetics for a consultation. To book yours call 0161 660 1218 and take the first steps towards restoring your great looking smile.