An effective long-term solution to straightening your teeth and correcting your bite is orthodontics. Orthodontics is a subspecialty area in dentistry that focuses on aligning and straightening teeth using wires and brackets that apply force to the teeth to move them into a particular position. The discipline has advanced over decades and today treatment is a lot shorter and more comfortable than it was in the past.
Patients who have problems with their bite and the way their top and bottom teeth line up against each other should consider having orthodontic treatment. Treatment does require good oral hygiene habits by the patient and regular visits to the practice for check-ups and adjustments. Depending on the extent of the alignment required with your teeth, treatment can take from several months to a year with reliable results. Thanks to lifelong retention you can rest assured that the end result will be maintained.
The main benefit of having orthodontic treatment is that straighter teeth are healthier teeth. When your bite is properly aligned and your teeth are straightened, there are less gaps and areas for food to get trapped and plaque to build up on the teeth, causing decay. In that sense, orthodontics is a long-term investment in your oral health.
Invisalign uses clear aligners to treat a variety of straightening issues, from minor tooth movements to more complex cases
These custom-made aligners are nearly invisible so people may not even notice that you’re wearing them. This makes it the perfect option to suit your lifestyle and daily interactions with others.
One can remove the aligners to eat and drink during the treatment process.
Before you receive a treatment plan, an Invisalign Provider will take an impression of your teeth to check whether the Invisalign System can help you.
The result? A new, more even smile that you will want to show off to everyone.
Incognito braces are placed on the back of teeth in order to be discreetly hidden from view. Unlike the more traditional 'train track' brace, Incognito doesn't leave users feeling self-conscious because they are virtually invisible from the outside.
The latest computer technology is used to create a customised brace which ensures a comfortable fit and exact results for the patient.
A registered orthodontist can advise you on your individual treatment needs after having an initial consultation.