Orthodontic Treatment

With the latest advancements in dentistry, you can now have a perfect radiant smile without the embarrassment or discomfort of primary orthodontic braces.

Orthodontic treatment is used to improve the appearance, position and function of mal-aligned or abnormally arranged teeth. Orthodontic treatment can straighten the teeth and move them into a better position.

There are many different types of orthodontic treatment, depending on the exact problem with your teeth or jaw.

You're likely to achieve good results within 18 to 24 months of starting treatment as long as you:

  • maintain good oral hygiene
  • wear your appliances as instructed
  • follow your orthodontist's dietary advice
  • wear your retainer to maintain the results


The first stage of treatment is to assess the state of your teeth and their likely development. This usually involves taking X-rays, making study models for space analysis, and taking your photographs in front and lateral profiles.

This will give us an idea of the treatment needed and the likely results.

Orthodontic appliances

Orthodontic treatment uses appliances to correct the position of the teeth. The four main types are:

  • Fixed Braces – a non-removable brace made up of brackets that are glued to each tooth and linked with wires
  • Removable Braces – usually plastic plates that cover the roof of the mouth and clip on to some teeth; they can only carry out very limited tooth movements
  • Functional Appliances – a pair of removable plastic braces that are joined together or designed to interact together and fit on to the upper and lower teeth.

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