There are a number of pros and cons to getting a set of braces fitted on your teeth. In all, one would have to say that the pros outweigh the cons but it is up to you to make the decision if you have crooked or misaligned teeth.
Whatever you decide to do, it is best to get crooked or misaligned teeth rectified because you will feel much better about the way you look as a result. Some people are put off opting for the traditional brace because of several factors. The treatment time of braces is quite long by anyone’s standards: usually they take about eighteen months to achieve the desired results.
During this time you will have metal brackets fitted to your teeth which have wires threaded through them. Your dentist will tighten or loosen these wires to move your teeth gradually to where they ought to be. The fact is that these brackets and wires can look unsightly and dash your confidence in the process. This is not to mention how difficult braces can be to clean.
There are a number of alternative products on the market which side step these problems in a number of ways but braces are, by all accounts the most effective treatment on the market. There is no alignment issue that braces cannot sort out. Some of the newer products can only achieve limited results from specific, smaller scale issues. The treatment time may be long but you will have the peace of mind that come with knowing that the problem will be consummately dealt with in the end. If you have any worries about braces and need reassurances or just more information, your Bath dentist is on hand to talk.