Planning your treatment

At Bath Orthodontics we ensure a treatment plan is put together that looks at the whole of the patients face, their profile, bone tissue and lip and muscular structure. We call this higher level of care “face-driven orthodontics”.

Many people have crooked and/ or over-crowded teeth, which can affect the way they look and the way their teeth bite together. It can also make it more difficult to maintain good oral hygiene that can put them at greater risk of tooth decay or gum disease.

Having a confident smile is a combination of healthy teeth and gums with straight teeth. Research shows that straightening people’s teeth improves their self-confidence socially and at work.

Creating beautiful smiles could make you look 10 years younger!

We offer a wide range of treatment options and different types of braces to meet the individual needs of all our patients, whatever their age, budget and lifestyle. These are discussed at your initial consultation. Bath Orthodontics was the first practice in the UK offering a dedicated ‘Thumb Sucking Clinic’ for children with the aim of reducing or eliminating the need for complex orthodontic treatment.

The importance of elastic wear.

You may be asked to wear elastic bands at some point during your treatment. They are used to help move your teeth into the correct position.

It is essential that you wear your elastics as prescribed in order for your treatment to progress. Failure to wear elastics will prolong your treatment.

When you first start wearing your elastics your teeth may ache for a few days. This will stop as you get used to them. Do not leave your elastics out if they ache as this will proling treatment.

You may occasionally swallow an elastic. Do not worry – they are harmless.

The importance of retainers.

Please wear your retainers as prescribed otherwise your teeth will move. Failure to wear your retainers will result in loss of alignment of your teeth.

If you lose or break your retainers please contact the practice as soon as possible to have new retainers made.

If you have a fixed retainer (wire behind the teeth) it is still important that you wear the removable retainer as well as the fixed retainer does not hold all the teeth in place. Any damage to the fixed retainer needs to be repaired as soon as possible.

“A very big thank you to you and your staff for such wonderful care and treatment over the last three years.”

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