What is Orthodontic Treatment?
Orthodontic treatment is used to improve the aesthetic appearance and alignment of crooked, protruding or crowded teeth and to correct a problematic bite.
This can be achieved through treatment with traditional braces or invisible aligners. In most of the cases that teeth are straightened for primarily aesthetic reasons, our preference will typically be aligner treatment with Invisalign or Clear Correct.
Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
What age is appropriate for orthodontic treatment?
Patients of all ages may benefit.
The primary difference between treatment in children and adults is that children usually complete treatment a few months faster because their jawbones and teeth are still developing.
What will the Orthodontic Treatment mean for me?
While wearing braces or clear aligners, patients should expect regular visits to their dentist, usually every six to eight weeks to check progress, give extra rubber bands and aligners and/or adjust the orthodontic device so the teeth move in the right direction.
Why have treatment with us?
We provide our patients with a bespoke treatment plan to position their teeth in the best aesthetic and functional position.
Often teeth straightening may form part of a larger comprehensive and multidisciplinary treatment plan incorporating other specialties to provide a patient with the perfect smile.
Positioning of teeth in the best possible location often provides the correct foundation for achieving an outstanding aesthetic end result.
We accomplish our goals by starting with the end in mind.
This means that we begin by help our patients to understand what is possible for their unique situation and what will be required in order to achieve optimum results.
How do I start my journey to the great smile?
Teeth alignment consultation in our practice has two steps – a free brief and non-committal discussion followed by a treatment planning appointment, which includes a fee.
What happens after the orthodontic treatment?
It is highly recommended post-treatment that retainers continue to be worn each night as this should assist in keeping your mouth comfortable and maintaining straightness.
While some patients may be satisfied after alignment of their teeth, others may seek further multi-disciplinary processes in order to achieve the perfect smile.
Teeth whitening will brighten the shade of a smile and is free as part of all aligner treatments we offer.
In cases where teeth are worn, uneven or chipped, a patient can opt for additional restorative / aesthetic treatment such as composite bonding or ceramic veneers.
You can learn more about aesthetics, cosmetics, improvement of shapes, proportions and overall harmony of the smile by clicking here.
You can learn more about restorative dentistry and prosthodontics by clicking here.
In cases where gum exposure is too much or not enough, surgical procedures such as crown lengthening or recession coverage [see before / after image here] can be utilised to improve gum aesthetics.