Misaligned or crooked teeth affects most people and can dramatically reduce your confidence as a result. Teeth straightening with orthodontic treatment can be an effective solution for this.
What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a dental discipline which diagnoses, prevents and corrects dental issues which can result from the following:
- Crooked or misaligned teeth
- Over and under bite
- Jaw joint conditions
- Jaw misalignment
- Missing or additional teeth
- Poor bite or mal-occlusion
Never before have there been so many ways to have teeth straightened. Our friendly orthodontists, Ian and Jack, will talk you through a range of treatments available to you at your initial consultation and will work out which is the most suitable one for you, to gain a brighter, straighter smile.
Traditional fixed braces, the most common and sophisticated type of orthodontic treatment, involves a combination of brackets and wires that are usually fixed to the outside surfaces of the teeth. They are progressively tightened at each appointment to improve the alignment of the teeth. During treatment, elastic bands or headgear may be required at some point to correct your bite. The braces also come in a variety of colours.
The brace is fixed to the teeth for the duration of this treatment, so it is very important to brush your teeth well as they are more susceptible to decay throughout this time.
More recently we have seen innovations that involve braces fitted to the back surfaces or tongue side of the teeth in what is known as lingual braces. Treatments usually take 12 – 30 months but it is dependent upon the severity of your problem.
Patients should finish orthodontic treatment with healthy teeth and gums, however some patients do encounter problems. Your orthodontist will be able to talk you through the common risks of treatment and about those that are most likely to affect you.
At Sharrow, we use a variety of clear aligner systems including Invisalign. It is a more modern approach to orthodontic treatment than traditional braces. Clear aligners are ‘invisible’ and removable, so you gain all the benefits of fixed braces yet you will not have to worry about the look of braces during the treatment. The course for Invisalign consists of a set of aligners, specific to you, that are changed at each successive appointment. Each new aligner will help move the teeth little by little, until the end product of a brilliant smile.
Contact Sharrow Dental Today
Sharrow Dental provide a range of Orthodontic services in Chelmsford to help patients regain their confidence in their smile. If you are searching for an experienced Orthodontist in Chelmsford please contact our helpful team on 01245 354046 who will be able to assist you.
Sorry it has taken me this long to write a review but I just want to thank Ian so much for my teeth. I had a brace put on and I was quite nervous throughout the whole procedure as I don’t feel totally comfortable whenever I go to the dentist, however Ian was always so professional and confident that I knew I was in safe hands. He is also very honest so you know what result you can achieve and what you can’t which I think is really important. I am so pleased with my teeth now the brace is off and I would 100% recommend!! thank you Ian & Sharrow.
Sharrow has been very warm and welcoming – good services all round. Mr Clough has been very meticulous in his treatment – very patient. Taking his time with everything he has done. I have recommended several people to his clinic and I hope they take my advice. Happy and comfortable with the service and my mouth is back to normal! So far so good! Thank you
Truly great dentist, it’s no accident that my family, my daughter’s husband and now his family now go there. Having had bad experiences in my early life , I’m so glad I found them and can only deduce that they only take on dentist who are a. fantastic at their job, b. very empathetic to those who have had bad experiences.
I’m a very nervous patient. I’m absolutely petrified of dentists but this one I feel so comfortable at. They are absolutely amazing with me and I’d recommend to anyone who’s also nervous this is the surgery for you. Everyone is so lovely and welcoming. Thank you so much sharrows. 10/10 x
Absolutely wonderful service!