Here at One44 Dental we have an Orthodontist who is on the Specialist register as part of the team. If you are unsuitable for braces we will be honest and tell you. If after a consultation and full examination your teeth, gum health or bone health makes Orthodontic treatment unsuitable for you again we will tell you, we will not risk you loosing any teeth! If you are suitable for Invisalign Dental Aligners we will discuss the treatment with you. If your case is complex and aligners are not suitable for you we will refer you over to our specialist Orthodontist who will discuss fixed brace options with you.
About the “Safe Brace” campaign.
There are now more ways to straighten your teeth than ever before. Being able to make an informed decision on which treatment to have is vital. At Safe Brace you can find impartial advice about orthodontic treatment, formed with the combined expertise of the Oral Health Foundation and the British Orthodontic Society. Here’s what Safe Brace have to say about DIY orthodontics…..
“DIY orthodontics involves clear aligners that you buy online without visiting a dental surgery. They are sent to you by mail. You fill a form in online and pay a fee to get a ‘do-it-yourself’ kit. This will involve making an impression of your teeth at home, or going to a retail outlet to have them scanned. You are then given a treatment plan and the impressions are used to make the aligners. This all happens without you seeing either a dentist or orthodontist.
What are the risks of DIY braces? Are your teeth and jawbones healthy enough for tooth movement?
Before you commit to tooth straightening, a trained professional should examine you face-to-face and talk to your usual dentist to make sure your teeth and jawbones are healthy enough for tooth movement. Sometimes it’s better to have no treatment.
Are your teeth moving to a healthy position?
Orthodontists and dentists are trained to keep checking your treatment by doing examinations and to make sure your teeth are moving to a healthy position. Sometimes treatment needs to be changed to prevent problems, either with your teeth or your bite. If there are any problems your treatment may need to be changed to stop these problems developing or becoming worse.
You may save money, but will you get the same value from your treatment?
If you find orthodontic treatment for a really low price, it might be worth getting a second opinion. Do your research and always get the advice of a trained dental professional.
You could also call the Oral Health Foundation’s Dental Helpline (01788 539 780) for advice.
Be wary of quick solutions. They could lead to complicated and expensive problems.
For more information on the Oral Health Foundation’s “Safe Brace” Campaign please visit www.dentalhealth.org
Safe Brace Campaign.