When you start growing up and your teeth begin to develop in Maldon, there is a chance that your teeth will need straightening, one in three people in the country do and in order to promote the health of your mouth, it means you will be introduced to the world of orthodontics. This is a specialist field of dentistry that looks after the occlusion in your mouth and having straight and healthy teeth can add to the perfect ‘bite’. Getting it done however is an issue that many people are very wary of. History doesn’t exactly paint braces in a very good light and with some justification too. Having a fixed brace, with fixed metal in your mouth can be uncomfortable; firstly because they don’t exactly look pretty and leave you open to endless Mickey taking, but secondly, for the next couple of years, they may also compromise the health of your mouth because they are hard to clean. However, the world of orthodontics has changed greatly from these torrid times and there are some amazing treatments to choose from that will take the pain out of teeth straightening. Most fixed braces today are made from very subtle materials and so sit rather discreetly in the mouth. But the best treatments on the market right now are some of the more radical procedures offered by aligners. Most are removable, so oral hygiene is never compromised, but they can also be made from almost invisible materials, hence it is almost impossible to tell if you are wearing one. For more precise information about modern orthodontics, you should give Advance Dental of Chelmsford a call, as they serve the area. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.