Orthodontics

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that treats crooked or misaligned teeth and jaw irregularities, e.g. a ‘bad bite’. The technical name for a dentist who treats these conditions is an orthodontist.

Crooked or badly aligned teeth affect the way the jaws fit together, resulting in a state called malocclusion. The jaws do not fit together when the patient closes their mouth which impacts on the way they speak as well as chewing or biting food. Misaligned teeth are caused by thumb sucking, accident, injury or genetics.

Our highly experienced and qualified orthodontists are leading experts in their field and use this knowledge and understanding for the benefit of their patients. They are supported by an effective and welcoming dental team who work hard to ensure that patients are put at their ease.

We are proud to treat patients Without the need to extract ANY teeth by expanding the jaws with removable appliances, to create the necessary space needed to align the teeth. Both the patients as well as their parents are very pleased that the trauma of tooth removal can be avoided and yet, achieve an excellent aesthetic result.

We also offer porcelain brackets and a white wire instead of the fixed metal orthodontic unaesthetic option.

Orthodontic treatment

Orthodontic problems are treated with a brace. A brace is an artificial device which is worn in the mouth to straighten crooked or badly aligned teeth.

There are four different types of braces which are:

  • Functional braces
  • Fixed braces
  • Removable braces
  • Headgear

The orthodontist will advise you about the most suitable type of brace for your condition. Examples of braces include Invisalign, Damon, Incognito and Inman Aligners.

Brace technology has advanced from the traditional ‘train track’ brace to the newer and aesthetic looking invisible braces such as Invisalign. These are made from a lightweight, transparent plastic and are easy to wear and clean.

Our orthodontists will work closely with you to find a brace which is effective, comfortable and appealing.

Revolutionary ‘Fast Braces’ supported and used by members of the GDC. These are Non-invasive, fast and painless and achieve a stable occlusion by aligning roots and growing supporting alveolar bone. This involves the correction of crooked teeth over a period of 3months-1 year, over just a few visits. Best of all, tooth extractions are Not necessary and excellent aesthetics can be attained in a very short time.

 

 

Invisalign ®
Invisalign ® uses a series of nearly undetectable aligners instead of brackets and wires. So, up close it’s really hard for people to tell you’re wearing Invisalign ® . This treatment can give you the smile you’ve always wanted without the braces you’ve always avoided.

We will do an initial examination to determine if Invisalign ® treatment is right for you. If it appears that Invisalign ® is an option, we will take photographs, x-rays and an impression of your teeth.

We will then complete further diagnostic analysis to verify that Invisalign ® will work for you and create a treatment plan that will determine exactly how the teeth are straightened. The benefits and the estimated cost and length of treatment will be discussed. Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, Invisalign ® will translate our instructions into a series of precisely customized aligners.

You will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks. Each set of aligners will gradually move your teeth closer and closer to the desired result. You will need to wear these aligners all the time except when you are eating, drinking, or cleaning your teeth.

Because there are no metal wires and brackets, Invisalign ® is more comfortable than traditional braces. And because they are removable, eating, brushing and flossing will not be of any difficulty.

You can still enjoy your favorite foods, and smile without holding back. With Invisalign ® , there’s nothing to hide.

Throughout treatment, we will arrange for check-up appointments about every six weeks to make sure that treatment is progressing as predicted. As treatment nears completion, we will design a retention plan to help you keep your smile for life.