Orthodontics 

Orthodontic treatments like traditional braces and Invisalign®, correct crowded or crooked teeth. This is much more than just aesthetics – there are many other reasons why properly aligned teeth can improve your general wellbeing.

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Other than giving you a beautiful smile, there are important functional reasons for straightening your teeth as well:​​​

  • Crowded and crooked teeth are hard to clean which can cause issues for your ongoing dental health

  • Teeth that are very prominent can be more at risk for injuries. When teeth ideal position in relation to the lips, to better protect them and improve the facial profile.

  • Jaws and teeth that are in correct alignment function better and individual teeth are not subject to excessive biting forces.

Most orthodontic treatment is done by an orthodontist however, some straightforward cases can be completed by a dentist who has undertaken extra training.

What you need to know

Your orthodontic journey will start with a consultation to discuss your goals and determine if receiving orthodontic treatment with us is the right option for you. There will be a treatment plan catered specifically for you and the total treatment time will depend on your individual orthodontic case. On average orthodontic treatment can take up to 2 years and throughout this time you will have regular check-ups and reviews and you will be advised on what home care routine you will need to follow.

Invisalign® treatment uses a series of clear plastic removable orthodontic aligners to gently move your teeth in small increments. For the best results, Invisalign clear aligners are to be worn 20 to 22 hours a day. Each aligner is slightly different, you’ll wear a set of aligners for one to two weeks or as prescribed by your dentist, before moving onto the next set.

 

Advantages of Invisalign® are:

  • Nearly invisible

  • Removable

  • Less discomfort

  • Clearer timelines

  • Better oral health

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Invisalign® uses advanced 3D software technology, that allows you to see the end results of your treatment before you even begin. An Invisalign® trained dentist will be able to advise whether Invisalign treatment is right for you. 

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