Crooked and crowded teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile and make dental hygiene more of a challenge. At Burwell Dental in Cambridge, braces offer a reliable and effective solution to straighten your teeth. We cater to both children and adults, offering brighter smiles at any age.
The answer to this question depends on several factors, including: the number of adult teeth you have, how crooked they are, and the health of your teeth and gums. Conditions such as tooth decay and gum disease need to be treated first, as once your braces are fitted these issues could worsen. Fixed braces should only be used once all of your adult teeth have come through. In the meantime however, we offer removable braces.
Fixed versus removable
Removable braces can be taken off to make cleaning easy. They are usually used to shift an individual tooth or small groups of teeth. This treatment course takes six to nine months.
Fixed braces offer a more holistic treatment of your teeth. Metal brackets are glued to the fronts of your teeth and a wire is used to connect them. Every four to six weeks your fixed braces are adjusted to gradually move your teeth into place. Complete treatment can take up to 18 months.
Children often prefer to customise their fixed braces with different coloured bands around the brackets. For adults wanting a more subtle look, tooth-coloured braces are often preferred.
Keeping your braces clean is key to ensuring your dental health is maintained during your treatment. This can be especially tricky with fixed metal braces, however we are always here to help with advice on how to keep both your braces and teeth clean.
Straighten your teeth with Burwell Dental
At our practice in Cambridge, braces give you the chance to enjoy both the cosmetic and health benefits of straighter teeth. Crooked teeth are harder to clean, leaving you at greater risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Investing time in straightening your teeth now can mean less time spent in the dental chair later. So get in touch today, our friendly, highly trained staff are here to help.