Why is Orthodontics important?

A. Orthodontics can boost a person’s self-image as the teeth, jaws and lips become properly aligned, but an attractive smile is just one of the benefits.

Alleviating or preventing physical health problems is just as important. Without treatment, orthodontic problems may lead to tooth decay, gum disease, bone destruction and chewing and digestive difficulties. A “bad bite” can contribute to speech impairments, tooth loss, chipped teeth and other dental injuries.

What are the benefits for me?

  • Improve your appearance
  • Improve your self esteem
  • Improve the health and function of your teeth
  • Improve work prospects

What treatment can I get?

Treatments vary from person to person, each treatment is unique and tailored to your specific needs. We have many options from traditional train track braces to invisalign and even incognito braces.

What are the benefits and what can I get out of Invisalign?

Invisalign gives you the confidence to get on with your daily life as if normal, no one will even know that you are wearing the retainers. What’s more, a virtual 3D treatment plan (ClinCheck®) shows the series of movements your teeth will go through over the course of the treatment. This allows you to see upfront what your teeth are expected to look like at the end of the treatment.  From the results of the ClinCheck, your custom-made, clear aligners are produced especially for you.

When should my child first see  an orthodontist?

A. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child should get an orthodontic screening no later than age seven.
Many orthodontic problems are easier to correct if detected early rather than waiting until jaw growth has slowed.

Early treatment may mean a patient will avoid surgery or other serious corrections later in life.

Can it be too late for a person to be fitted with braces?

A. No, because healthy teeth can be moved at any age. Orthodontics can improve the smile of practically anyone – in fact, orthodontists regularly treat patients in their 40’s, 50’s and older!

Who says braces are just for kids?
A. Certainly not the estimated 1 million adults in the United States who have chosen orthodontic treatment as the route to better oral health and emotional well being.
Adults are discovering that today’s high-tech materials are light years away from the “metal mouth” look they may have been familiar with as teenagers.

Some recent innovations include clear or tooth coloured brackets and the sophisticated engineering of the tooth moving wires which has resulted in less time spent in braces.