Straighten up with braces in Cambridge

Crooked teeth are a problem faced by both children and adults alike in Cambridge.Braces are used to straighten crooked teeth and whether you’re fourteen or forty can give you a renewed sense of confidence. At Burwell Dental in Cambridge, braces are on offer to help you achieve that winning smile.

braces-in-newmarketFixed or removable: the two kinds of braces explained

Fixed braces are the go to option when teeth are very crooked. They are individually fixed to each tooth and so cannot be removed by the patient.

Removable braces are used for straightening individual or groups of teeth and are ideal in younger patients whose adult teeth have not yet all come through. They are easy to clean and often used before moving on to fixed braces.

When is the right time to get braces?

There are two main factors we consider before fitting braces.

Firstly, the number of adult teeth you have. Fixed braces are fitted once all the adult teeth have come through. Removable braces can be used in the meantime.

Secondly, the condition your teeth and gums are in. Any tooth decay or gum disease needs to be taken care of before braces are fitted to avoid these conditions worsening when the braces are worn.

When the time comes to fit the braces, patients may experience some discomfort during the fitting and for a few days after. However the experience is not painful.

How long will I need to wear braces for?

This depends on how crooked the teeth are to start with, what kind of brace is used, and how well the brace is taken care of. It is important to keep the braces clean and in good condition. At Burwell Dental we provide our patients with all the information and advice needed to do this.

Treatments last anywhere from six to eighteen months with visits every four to six weeks to monitor your progress and help you achieve your goal of straightened teeth.

Find out more about braces in Cambridge

Call or email Burwell Dental for answers to any questions you may have about braces. We are ready and waiting to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.