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Nov 2013
19th
 

Do you have lower teeth like this?

In the old days of cosmetic dentistry, the lower teeth were often forgotten and treatments were geared primarily to upper teeth. This included treatments such as porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges and dental implants. Often, this was a mistake. The lower teeth are VITAL to overall cosmetic dentistry, the main reason being occlusion or the 'bite'. In simple terms, if the dental occlusion is not adequate, then there are long term consequences. This could range from loss of function, increased tooth wear, increased likelihood of tooth fracture and jaw joint problems. In many cases now, we treat just the lower teeth due to phenomenon called 'late lower teeth crowding'. The lower front teeth are the smallest teeth in the mouth and lack of space is often an issue. As we age, the lack of space can become more apparent. A classic example is below:

Uneven lower teeth, crooked and sticking out Crooked lower teeth: crowded, uneven and difficult to clean

Are your teeth like this? If so, do not despair. With modern dentistry, the teeth can be straightened with ease and quickly. How? Well, we have a number of techniques that that treat the problem. These include: 1. Lingual braces 2. Fastbraces 3. Six Month Smiles 4. Clear braces 5. Invisalign After treatment with Invisible lingual braces, here is the end result:

Straight teeth, even teeth. Straight teeth; even, level and easy to clean!

What a difference. The teeth are now straight, aligned, allowing an improved bite and improved dental hygiene. Before you consider cosmetic dentistry on the upper teeth, think again about the lower ones. This may just be the best decision you make. Treatment completed with lingual braces by Dr Nissit Patel. Overall treatment time was 10 months and cost was under £2000.

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