Orthodontic Treatment

What is Orthodontics ?

Orthodontics is the part of dentistry that focuses specifically on irregularities of the face and teeth. Using orthodontic appliances, such as braces and aligners, orthodontists devise a treatment plan that straightens teeth, corrects jaw alignment and improves facial profile

Is Orthodontic treatment is painful ?

You may experience some mild discomfort during orthodontic treatment, usually just after braces have been tightened or when you have been issued with a new set of aligners. Over-the-counter drugs can relief the pain.

Do I still need to see my dentist while receiving orthodontic treatment ?

Yes, it is very important to continue to see your dentist during orthodontic treatment because your dentist and your orthodontist play different roles in your oral care. We will keep your dentist informed of your orthodontic treatment though.

How long does Orthodontic Treatment takes ?

The length of time orthodontic treatment takes depends on the treatment you need but most cases take between 12 and 24 months.We treat each of our patients individually so treatment time does differ between each person. We will be able to advise you on the length of your treatment at your consultation

Will my teeth stay straight forever after Orthodontic Treatment ?

Once you have completed your orthodontic treatment and your braces or aligners have been removed, we will fit you with a retainer. This will help to keep your teeth in their new position. There are two types of retainers: fixed retainers are made up of a small wire that is fitted at the back of your teeth; removable retainers are like thin mouthguards. We will advise you on the length of time you should wear your retainer to ensure your teeth don’t move back into their old position.

Do You Offer Invisalign Treatment ?

Yes

Does Invisalign work better than braces?

Invisalign can be used to treat simple and complex orthodontic problems and is very effective in doing both. If you can benefit from Invisalign treatment it is extremely unlikely you will need to wear braces as well. At your initial consultation with us, we will be able to identify which treatments are suitable for you and which one we believe you’d most benefit from.