Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening or moving teeth, to improve the appearance of the teeth and how they work. It can also help to look after the long-term health of the teeth, gums and jaw joints, by spreading the biting pressure over all the teeth. Many people have crowded or crooked teeth. Orthodontic treatment can not only improve the appearance of the teeth but also the way the teeth bite together, Dr Oulton spends a considerable amount of time dealing with bite problems in patients who failed to be treated for orthodontics in their childhood.
In some patients the upper front teeth can stick out and look unsightly. These ‘prominent’ teeth are more likely to be damaged, but orthodontic treatment can move them back into line. In others, the way the upper and lower jaws meet can cause teeth to look unsightly and lead to an incorrect bite. Orthodontic treatment may be able to correct both.
When the teeth don’t meet correctly, this can put strain on the muscles of the jaw, causing jaw and joint problems and in some cases headaches. Orthodontic treatment can help you to bite more evenly and reduce the strain.
Dr Oulton would be happy to discuss any concerns and treatment options with you so if you are interested in orthodontic treatment please call us on 01428 643506 to book for a consultation.