ORTHODONTICS

Today’s orthodontics have come a long way from the old-fashioned, heavy metal wires and brackets with which you may be familiar. A tailored orthodontic treatment plan from The Dental Centre can help both children and adults to improve their bite and achieve a beautiful, healthy new smile.

We understand that you may be reluctant to undergo orthodontic treatment due to the impact that your smile’s appearance has on your social and professional life.

That is why at The Dental Centre we provide tooth-coloured braces and clear aligner options. Treatment with these systems is much less visible than metal braces, helping make orthodontic treatment for adults an increasingly popular option.

Your orthodontic treatment may take between six and twenty-four months, depending on your individual situation. A thorough examination at The Dental Centre will enable us to provide an accurate timeframe for your treatment.

With early treatment we can guide the growth of a child’s jaw and influence the eruption pattern of the adult teeth.

Children who have early intervention may still need braces, retainers or other appliances later but pre-treatment can often reduce treatment time and the severity of future orthodontics.

A very popular orthodontic treatment option is Invisalign™. This cutting edge alternative to conventional braces is often suitable for patients wishing to have orthodontic treatment completed without the visible brackets and bands associated with normal braces. Invisalign orthodontic treatment uses a series of thin, clear, custom-made aligners to gradually move your teeth into a more desirable position.

Invisalign orthodontic treatment involves computer simulation of all tooth movements and final smile results before treatment begins. This allows us to accurately predict the duration and likely outcome of your treatment so that you know you will be happy with your results before beginning.

Just like a sports mouthguard, the Invisalign aligners are removable, so that you can eat all your favourite foods and clean your teeth as normal. Your aligners are replaced approximately every two weeks as your teeth move into position with gentle, controlled force.

Best of all, Invisalign™ really is virtually invisible, so you can achieve the smile you desire without people noticing.

We understand that you may dislike the thought of traditional braces with their obvious metal brackets and wires. A great alternative is clear or ceramic braces which blend in with the colour of your teeth and cannot be seen from just metres away.

Using wires and clear, ceramic brackets which are glued to the front of your teeth, ceramic braces gradually pressure your teeth into their correct position to help you achieve a beautiful smile.

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