How has 2020 crept up on everyone already? With Christmas on the doorstep and New Year celebrations following swiftly, it’s also the time to make sure that all of your goals and aspirations for 2019 have been fulfilled. Did you meet all of your 2019 New Year resolutions? Did you go for your annual check-ups? Did the dentist see you at all this year? If not, perhaps it’s time to consider orthodontics in Harley Street? It’s a great way to end this year while starting 2020 in a strong position!
In the following article, you’ll learn more about what you can have done when you consider orthodontics as an option.
You have choices!
The great thing about considering having teeth straightened is that you can chat with your dental clinic about the various options they have available and what best suits your needs. Here are some orthodontic treatment options for you to consider as you go into 2020.
Clear braces: these are similar to your more conventional braces, but they are less noticeable. The braces are attached to your teeth and have thinner wires keeping each bracket connected, much of these appliances can be transparent or tooth coloured. This is a good alternative if you or family prefer some discretion.
Aligners: instead of having any attachments to your teeth, you can consider getting clear aligners. These are removable moulds that fit snugly over your teeth and over time, gently shift your teeth into place. The clear plastic and close fit of the aligners means that again, discretion is your friend and you have the advantage of being able to remove them when eating, drinking or cleaning your teeth.
Helping your children prepare for the new year
Children are like your sponges – in their formative years, they absorb information quickly and they learn mostly from the people they live with and those they socialise with. As a parent or caregiver, your child watches you closely when it comes to self-care and how to prepare for the future.
Teach your child early on about how important it is to care for their teeth, and the need for regular check-ups. When you consider orthodontic treatment for your child, use it as a teaching opportunity. If they’re not keen on braces, for example, teach your child about how important it is to correct any dental problems now, so that it doesn’t become a bigger problem later. As your child starts the new year, they can start it with new dental work understanding why it is being done and how the rewards are worthwhile!
Do your research and find an experienced dental clinic
Allowing someone to work in your mouth requires trust and an understanding of why it has to happen. You should feel comfortable at your dental clinic and you should understand the treatment plan. Having any problem teeth rectified can be a very rewarding experience if you’ve done your research before your consultation; use social media to your advantage and research the dental clinic. Read reviews, watch Youtube testimonials and scan the dental clinic’s website. Also, ask as many questions as you can during your consultation.