Orthodontics is when the teeth are straightened or moved in order to improve the appearance of your smile by corrective the alignment of your teeth and the way you bit together. An incorrect bite can lead to long term dental problems and even jaw and head pain. By straightening the teeth, you also help to prevent tooth decay and gum diseases as straighter teeth are easier to clean.
These are the fixed metal braces consist of brackets and bands which are cemented (glued) to your teeth which hold flexible wires in place. In turn, these wires exert pressure on your teeth gently moving them into their correct position over the course of your treatment.
Teeth straightening is one of the best ways to improve the looks and health of your teeth. A straighter set of teeth can help people increase their confidence.
Straightening teeth is no longer about wearing unsightly metal braces. As technology has developed, there is now a different way to achieve straighter teeth.
This system uses a series of bespoke clear aligners which work to straighten your teeth. These aligners are clear and removable so that they are not easily visible to others and can be removed for an important meeting/occasion etc.
The Invisalign® system is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Using advanced 3-D computer-imaging technology, Invisalign depicts your complete treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position.
Then a series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth – and your teeth only – to move them little by little. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series, until the final position of your teeth is achieved. Your Invisalign treatment time will be determined by your dentist, based on your specific needs.