Orthodontics is a specialist field within dentistry that helps to straighten miss aligned teeth to give you that lovely smile you’ve always wanted.
There are various methods orthodontists use to straighten the teeth. Here is a snippet just to show you…
Orthodontics are often referred to as braces. Braces work by pulling or pushing the teeth into a specific area or space to help align them in the proper way.
The length of time you may need to wear a brace depends on your personalised treatment plan between yourself and your dentist.
Different orthodontic systems require different treatment methods and time span. We use various brace systems including invisalign, Fast braces, Quick straight teeth and Orthotain.
On your consultation appointment with the dentist, she will go through all the options that apply to you as a individual until you both decide on what you feel is the best solution.
She will explain all the pro’s and con’s to wearing a brace and advise you which one will best suit you. If you decide to go ahead, after your treatment is finished you will be advised to wear a retainer.
Retainers sole purpose is to keep your teeth aligned once the brace has been taken off. It is very important for you to wear your retainer every day to maintain all the hard work you have done.
If you wish to have a brace and straighten your teeth for an occasion, we would advise you to visit your dentist as soon as possible so as not to be disappointed if the treatment is not over in time.
We can offer metal, ceramic or invisalign braces.
Metals brackets usually are the least expensive of all types of braces. Treatment time is kept to a minimum with this type of orthodonture. You can choose a darker ligature, which means you don’t have to watch your diet as much as you would if you had ceramic. Self-ligating braces do not contain rubber ligatures, so staining will never be a problem.
Clear ceramic braces are great for adult patients who wish to have discrete teeth alignment. Many people think of braces on younger patients like teenagers but over the last few years it has become fashionable to have braces when you are older.
If you decide you would like to have braces but feel embarrassed by having them, then ceramic braces are a great option for you. They are very good at hiding the fact you are wearing braces. Many people don’t even realise you have them as the brackets are clear and the arch wires are white. This form of brace is a bit more expensive than a metal brace but will be the job just as good.
Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teeth. As you replace each aligner every two weeks, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week, gradually moving towards the projected final position. These are a very popular form of orthodonture and are widely becoming more and more used. They are comfortable to wear as they don’t rub against your cheek like brackets do, removable so you can eat comfortably without having to worry about them coming off or staining and clear which again means less visible to other people if you feel that may be an issue for you.