Never too old for braces ... orthodontics can successfully realign crooked teeth or an overbite regardless of age

The diagnosis, prevention and treatment of misalignment of teeth and the jaws is called Orthodontics. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends the first orthodontic check-up should be by the age of 7The corrective appliances used in an orthodontic treatment are dental braces and palatal expanders. Braces are used to correct many teeth alignment problems, such as crossbite, open bite, reverse bite, tooth gaps (diastema) and crowding of teeth. In growing patients, palatal expanders (early intervention appliances) are used to encourage optimal jaw growth. Some different braces systems can be found here

When you apply braces to your teeth, you will be able to boost your self confidence by improving your smile and eliminating speech defects due to misalignment of teeth. Braces also help decrease the chances of gum diseases and premature tooth loss due to overcrowding and overlapping teeth. What are the signs that you may need braces? Read on here.

By applying light pressure to the teeth, braces can slowly move and align them accordingly through the jaw bone. Minor discomfort are known to affect most people since the process of moving the teeth will normally cause some tenderness. 

Dr Reuben How treats with a variety of braces, which include;

  • Invisalign 
  • Braces for Children and Adults
  • Lingual braces (on the side of the teeth closest to the tongue - braces that are truely invisible!)
  • Interceptive Treatment for Young Children and Adolescents
  • Face and Jaw Growth Modification

For more information about Dr Reuben How and braces, see our video.

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Dr Reuben How is always happy to answer your queries, and to discuss all the options available to you. See here for some of the Frequently Asked Questions on orthodontics and braces. FAQs include how to clean teeth with braces and the do's and don'ts of eating will be explained.


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