As a nation, we are beginning to reflect on our dental health more as the recent sugar-free food trend has gained momentum. Despite this, it was reported earlier this year that a child has a decayed tooth removed every ten minutes by the NHS while dentists have recorded high numbers of under 18s having multiple teeth removed. Clearly, there is still work to be done to encourage children to take care of their teeth. ..Show full article
The treatment of children and fitting children’s braces is a special case because they are still growing. We strongly recommend that a child’s first visit to an orthodontic specialist takes place no later than the age of 7 if an orthodontic problem is detected. We have many years’ experience in providing children’s braces and orthodontics for kids, specialising in the particular needs and concerns of young people.
Some early warning signs that may indicate your child should see an orthodontist include:
- Crowded or misplaced teeth
- Protruding teeth
- Early or late loss of baby teeth
- Thumb and finger sucking
- Speech difficulty
- Difficulty in chewing or biting
- Grinding or clenching of teeth
- Missing teeth
- Signs of enamel wear
Interceptive treatment is performed on young, growing children with the intent of improving a poorly developing situation. This could either be a growth discrepancy such as misaligned jaws, severely overcrowded or protruding teeth or to correct harmful oral habits.
Orthodontics for Adults
It is never too late for a perfect smile
Many of our patients thought that we could only help their children get the perfect smile. A common assumption is that orthodontics is only effective whilst the teeth are still growing and the shape of the face is developing.
However, that is not the case. Thanks to the latest treatments and techniques, Metamorphosis can offer orthodontic treatment to nearly all ages. Our experienced team of dentists and specialists provide the latest orthodontic treatments so that as well as helping you straighten that smile we can also get results in a discreet, and in some cases, undetectable way.
Our range of available treatments include technologies like Invisalign, Damon and Lingual Braces. These treatments help straighten the teeth using clear or subtle materials or with braces fixed behind the teeth that are not outwardly visible.