Walsall Orthodontics

Orthodontic Treatments

Dental orthodontics is a branch of dentistry, that is used to improve the appearance and alignment of teeth. There are many different types of orthodontic treatment. The best treatment all depends on the problem that is trying to be fixed.

Whether you have crooked, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite, orthodontic treatment can help. Often used to correct a number of problems or help prevent further issues from arising. In some cases, even used to change the shape of your face, treating a cleft lip or palate.

The most common treatment is a brace. These can either be fixed or removable and made of metal or plastic such as Invisalign. Braces not only straighten your teeth but reduce the chance of prominent teeth becoming damaged. Many believe that it is only beneficial for younger patients who are still growing to get braces. Yet, there has been an increase in demand for adult orthodontics.

Furthermore, having straight teeth offers numerous health benefits as it makes cleaning your teeth easier. Therefore, leading to healthier gums, reduced gum disease, and reduced tooth decay. The length of time treatment takes, varies from person to person. It also relies on patient care following the instructions given in-between visits.

Private Orthodontics

Cheslyn Hay Dental Practice offers private orthodontic treatments in Walsall and across Staffordshire. For anyone who wants to get their treatment started as soon as possible. The cost varies from patient to patient however a breakdown of our fees can be found on our fees page.

For more information on orthodontic treatments or to book your consultation. Contact a member of our team on 01922 414 372 today.

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Orthodontics FAQ

When will a dentist recommend orthodontics?

There are many reasons that a dentist may recommend orthodontic treatment. These may include aiding the top and bottom teeth alignment. This is known as correcting your bite. Secondly, as prevention of significant damage to prominent teeth. Lastly, to help straighten your teeth following dental overcrowding.

What is the current waiting time for orthodontic treatment?

Waiting times for orthodontal treatment on the NHS varies with normal expected times reaching 2 years. However in light of the Coronavirus pandemic the waiting lists are now significantly longer.

Is there an age limit for braces?

Simply put, no. It is a common misconception that braces should be fitted at a young age. Whilst the use of braces in adolecence does provide it’s benefits, there is no age limit when it comes to orthadontics.

What are invisible braces?

Invisible braces are plastic-formed dental tools. Used to straighten and adjust your teeth whilst remaining discreet.

Invisalign braces are clear aligners that are custom made and specially designed to fit perfectly around your teeth. This means you can pop out your aligner before you eat, drink, or play sports. Then after brushing your teeth, you can simply click your Invisalign aligner back into place.