For patients for Bath and all across the UK there is the solution of braces for teeth that are not aligned how you would like them to be. You are never too old for braces treatment, with dental practitioners more than happy to give daughters and mothers and grandmas and everyone else the smile they deserve.
Braces are something we all associate with childhood and there is no doubt that this is the best time to start the correction process. However, it is never too late to improve your appearance, never mind the benefits to your health and well-being from having a straight set of teeth.
Believe it or not, braces have been around for a surprisingly long time. Many believe they date back as far as 2000 BC! It was really in the 18th and 19th centuries, though, that modern orthodontics really began as a science. These days braces are a lot more subtle and tooth coloured wire can help reduce the negative visual impact that many worry about before they undergo treatment.
The treatment time for wearing braces varies from six months to six years, depending on the severity of the case or the age of the patient, for example. New techniques can speed up this process. Obviously, no-one wants to wear a metal grid for longer than absolutely necessary so any advances in this form of dentistry are very welcome. When my friend in Bath finally decided to get her teeth corrected she was awkward and a bit embarrassed by her braces. After six months she had got used to them though and after a year she had a dazzling smile.