Did you know that you can refer yourself to a specialist orthodontist? You don’t need to ask the opinion of your usual dentist, or even wait for them to make a referral.
Referring yourself is quick and simple: all you need to do is get in touch and book a consultation.
Here are five reasons to consider self-referring.
1. You’re unhappy with the way your teeth look when you smile
There are some significant health benefits to teeth realignment treatment, but for many people the biggest difference is the boost to their self-esteem.
2. Your teeth have shifted back to their original position after previous orthodontic treatment
When your orthodontist advises you on how regularly to wear your retainer post-treatment, please take note! Not following this advice can lead to your teeth moving back to their original position.
If this has happened to you, don’t worry. Wearing an invisible retainer such as Invisalign could return your teeth back to your preferred position in as little as three months.
3. The alignment of your teeth is preventing you from keeping your teeth clean
Some types of malocclusion make it difficult to ensure that all surfaces of your teeth are kept clean and bacteria-free.
If your current teeth alignment is making it hard to maintain good dental hygiene, we recommend speaking to a specialist orthodontist. Investing in your teeth now could make a huge difference to their condition in the future.
4. You have jaw pain that could be caused by poor teeth alignment
If you suffer from jaw pain, we’d recommend a visit to a specialist orthodontist. It may be that the pain is caused by poor jaw alignment. An experienced orthodontist will be able to advise on whether orthodontic treatment could make a real difference to you.
5. Your snoring is disrupting your sleep (or the sleep of the rest of your family!)
Many people don’t realise how closely snoring can be related to jaw alignment. A specialist orthodontist can advise you on whether poor alignment could be the cause of your snoring. If it is, they’ll be able to fit you for a personalised anti-snoring advice that could give your whole family a better night’s sleep!
Not sure what to expect when you make your first appointment? Here’s what happens at an orthodontic consultation.